From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 15 2006 - 03:54:47 PDT
Ack I see! :(
Trouble is that if you watch that 1.66:1 film on a
16:9 set then it will still be pillarboxed even if
stored as letterboxed 4:3.
Of course if it was stored as anamorphic 16:9 then it
will end up being both letterboxed and pillarboxed on
4:3 sets which might be kind of nasty! Especially as a
lot of 4:3 sets are kind of tiny.
See! Another reason why it is so bad that DVD's only
support one anamorphic aspect ratio! :(
--- Marcos Ortega <email suppressed> wrote:
> Quoting Freya <email suppressed>:
> > 1.66:1 is the film format nearest to 16:9 anyway
> > it? 1.85:1 is more letterboxed than 1.661 on a
> > screen.
> Not really. Though 1.66:1 is nearer to 16:9 (1.77:1)
> than 4:3
> (1.33:1), we are used to see letterboxed movies
> where the black frames
> are up & down the screen. If you try to see a 1.66:1
> AR movie on 16:9
> you'll end with black bars on both sides instead.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.
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