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13th Jun '16 11:05:41 AM HowlingSnail
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For example, most older television sets in the United States have a ratio of 4:3 (1.33:1, known as "Academy Ratio"), meaning that the image you see is four units wide and three units tall. Widescreen televisions use 16:9 (1.78:1), but this format didn't really catch on until UsefulNotes/HighDefinition television broadcasts caught on. Interestingly, most (but not all) UsefulNotes/HighDefinition cameras used for film production shoot at a 16:9 ratio.

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For example, most older television sets in the United States have a ratio of 4:3 (1.33:1, known as "Academy Ratio"), meaning that the image you see is four units wide and three units tall. Widescreen televisions use 16:9 (1.78:1), but this format didn't really catch on in the USA until UsefulNotes/HighDefinition television broadcasts caught on. Interestingly, most (but not all) UsefulNotes/HighDefinition cameras used for film production shoot at a 16:9 ratio.
1st Feb '16 5:10:50 AM HeraldAlberich
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The most common aspect ratios for feature films today are 1.85:1 (generally used for comedy, drama, or other small scale projects without much emphasis on set design or scenery) or 2.35:1 (generally action, science fiction, "epic scope", and other large scale projects). Most older films used the 4:3 aspect ratio; the "Academy" in Academy Ratio is the same one as in the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, and they set the standard ratio back in 1932. It was the uprising of television in the fifties that led to the film industry seeking out methods of innovation to stay competetive. A lot of attempts at innovation were gimmicky and didn't last long - the first round of 3D, for instance - but two, the increased use of Color film and wider aspect ratios, proved enduring. Various ratios were tried; the widest ratio of all was Cinerama, which used three projectors to display a 2.89:1 image[[note]] problems with the synchronisation of the three projectors doomed Cinerama as a serious production format, but in terms of sheer spectacle, it was a precursor to IMAX.[[/note]]. One should keep in mind that wider aspect ratio is not necessarily larger; proper IMAX is the largest screen in the world, but only has a ratio of 1.44:1 (13:9).

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The most common aspect ratios for feature films today are 1.85:1 (generally used for comedy, drama, or other small scale projects without much emphasis on set design or scenery) or 2.35:1 (generally action, science fiction, "epic scope", and other large scale projects). Most older films used the 4:3 aspect ratio; the "Academy" in Academy Ratio is the same one as in the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, and they set the standard ratio back in 1932. It was the uprising of television in the fifties that led to the film industry seeking out methods of innovation to stay competetive. A lot of attempts at innovation were gimmicky and didn't last long - the long--the first round of 3D, for instance - but instance--but two, the increased use of Color film and wider aspect ratios, proved enduring. Various ratios were tried; the widest ratio of all was Cinerama, which used three projectors to display a 2.89:1 image[[note]] problems image.[[note]]Problems with the synchronisation of the three projectors doomed Cinerama as a serious production format, but in terms of sheer spectacle, it was a precursor to IMAX.[[/note]]. [[/note]] One should keep in mind that wider aspect ratio is not necessarily larger; proper IMAX is the largest screen in the world, but only has a ratio of 1.44:1 (13:9).



Aspect Ratio can also be an issue with cameraphone footage. CharlieBrooker has complained about people filming with their phones held upright, producing a tall, narrow image instead of the "correct" widescreen ratio[[note]]Not all cameraphones actually shoot in 16:9 widescreen - depending on the camera component, the screen dimensions, and the software, ratios can vary from 1.33:1 all the way up to 1.77:1 and beyond[[/note]]. WebVideo/GloveAndBoots would like you to take three minutes to watch their PSA on the subject [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA here]]. If you want to learn more about the evolution of the Aspect Ratio in movie history, check out [[https://vimeo.com/68830569 this webcast]].

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Aspect Ratio can also be an issue with cameraphone footage. CharlieBrooker Creator/CharlieBrooker has complained about people filming with their phones held upright, producing a tall, narrow image instead of the "correct" widescreen ratio[[note]]Not ratio.[[note]]Not all cameraphones actually shoot in 16:9 widescreen - depending widescreen--depending on the camera component, the screen dimensions, and the software, ratios can vary from 1.33:1 all the way up to 1.77:1 and beyond[[/note]]. beyond.[[/note]] WebVideo/GloveAndBoots would like you to take three minutes to watch their PSA on the subject [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA here]]. If you want to learn more about the evolution of the Aspect Ratio in movie history, check out [[https://vimeo.com/68830569 this webcast]].
1st Sep '15 7:45:29 PM HowlingSnail
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Aspect Ratio can also be an issue with cameraphone footage. CharlieBrooker has complained about people filming with their phones held upright, producing a tall, narrow image instead of the "correct" widescreen ratio[[note]]Not all cameraphones actually shoot in 16:9 widescreen - depending on the camera component, the screen dimensions, and the software, ratios can vary from 1.33:1 all the way up to 1.77:1 and beyond[[/note]]. WebVideo/GloveAndBoots would like you to take three minutes to watch their PSA on the subject [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA here]]. If you wonna learn more about the evolution of the Aspect Ratio in movie history, check out [[https://vimeo.com/68830569 this webcast]].

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Aspect Ratio can also be an issue with cameraphone footage. CharlieBrooker has complained about people filming with their phones held upright, producing a tall, narrow image instead of the "correct" widescreen ratio[[note]]Not all cameraphones actually shoot in 16:9 widescreen - depending on the camera component, the screen dimensions, and the software, ratios can vary from 1.33:1 all the way up to 1.77:1 and beyond[[/note]]. WebVideo/GloveAndBoots would like you to take three minutes to watch their PSA on the subject [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA here]]. If you wonna want to learn more about the evolution of the Aspect Ratio in movie history, check out [[https://vimeo.com/68830569 this webcast]].
18th May '15 5:16:22 PM nombretomado
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The most common aspect ratios for feature films today are 1.85:1 (generally used for comedy, drama, or other small scale projects without much emphasis on set design or scenery) or 2.35:1 (generally action, science fiction, "epic scope", and other large scale projects). Most older films used the 4:3 aspect ratio; the "Academy" in Academy Ratio is the same one as in the AcademyAwards, and they set the standard ratio back in 1932. It was the uprising of television in the fifties that led to the film industry seeking out methods of innovation to stay competetive. A lot of attempts at innovation were gimmicky and didn't last long - the first round of 3D, for instance - but two, the increased use of Color film and wider aspect ratios, proved enduring. Various ratios were tried; the widest ratio of all was Cinerama, which used three projectors to display a 2.89:1 image[[note]] problems with the synchronisation of the three projectors doomed Cinerama as a serious production format, but in terms of sheer spectacle, it was a precursor to IMAX.[[/note]]. One should keep in mind that wider aspect ratio is not necessarily larger; proper IMAX is the largest screen in the world, but only has a ratio of 1.44:1 (13:9).

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The most common aspect ratios for feature films today are 1.85:1 (generally used for comedy, drama, or other small scale projects without much emphasis on set design or scenery) or 2.35:1 (generally action, science fiction, "epic scope", and other large scale projects). Most older films used the 4:3 aspect ratio; the "Academy" in Academy Ratio is the same one as in the AcademyAwards, UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, and they set the standard ratio back in 1932. It was the uprising of television in the fifties that led to the film industry seeking out methods of innovation to stay competetive. A lot of attempts at innovation were gimmicky and didn't last long - the first round of 3D, for instance - but two, the increased use of Color film and wider aspect ratios, proved enduring. Various ratios were tried; the widest ratio of all was Cinerama, which used three projectors to display a 2.89:1 image[[note]] problems with the synchronisation of the three projectors doomed Cinerama as a serious production format, but in terms of sheer spectacle, it was a precursor to IMAX.[[/note]]. One should keep in mind that wider aspect ratio is not necessarily larger; proper IMAX is the largest screen in the world, but only has a ratio of 1.44:1 (13:9).
30th Apr '15 3:45:46 PM nombretomado
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For example, most older television sets in the United States have a ratio of 4:3 (1.33:1, known as "Academy Ratio"), meaning that the image you see is four units wide and three units tall. Widescreen televisions use 16:9 (1.78:1), but this format didn't really catch on until HighDefinition television broadcasts caught on. Interestingly, most (but not all) HighDefinition cameras used for film production shoot at a 16:9 ratio.

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For example, most older television sets in the United States have a ratio of 4:3 (1.33:1, known as "Academy Ratio"), meaning that the image you see is four units wide and three units tall. Widescreen televisions use 16:9 (1.78:1), but this format didn't really catch on until HighDefinition UsefulNotes/HighDefinition television broadcasts caught on. Interestingly, most (but not all) HighDefinition UsefulNotes/HighDefinition cameras used for film production shoot at a 16:9 ratio.
26th Jan '15 3:35:46 PM eroock
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Aspect Ratio can also be an issue with cameraphone footage. CharlieBrooker has complained about people filming with their phones held upright, producing a tall, narrow image instead of the "correct" widescreen ratio[[note]]Not all cameraphones actually shoot in 16:9 widescreen - depending on the camera component, the screen dimensions, and the software, ratios can vary from 1.33:1 all the way up to 1.77:1 and beyond[[/note]]. WebVideo/GloveAndBoots would like you to take three minutes to watch their PSA on the subject [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA here]].

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Aspect Ratio can also be an issue with cameraphone footage. CharlieBrooker has complained about people filming with their phones held upright, producing a tall, narrow image instead of the "correct" widescreen ratio[[note]]Not all cameraphones actually shoot in 16:9 widescreen - depending on the camera component, the screen dimensions, and the software, ratios can vary from 1.33:1 all the way up to 1.77:1 and beyond[[/note]]. WebVideo/GloveAndBoots would like you to take three minutes to watch their PSA on the subject [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA here]]. If you wonna learn more about the evolution of the Aspect Ratio in movie history, check out [[https://vimeo.com/68830569 this webcast]].
9th Jan '15 2:46:30 PM bwburke94
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23rd Sep '13 6:01:08 AM Viira
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The most common aspect ratios for feature films today are 1.85:1 (generally used for comedy, drama, or other small scale projects without much emphasis on set design or scenery) or 2.35:1 (generally action, science fiction, "epic scope", and other large scale projects). Most older films used the 4:3 aspect ratio; the "Academy" in Academy Ratio is the same one as in the AcademyAwards, and they set the standard ratio back in 1932. It was the uprising of television in the fifties that led to the film industry seeking out methods of innovation to stay competetive. A lot of attempts at innovation were gimmicky and didn't last long - the first round of 3D, for instance - but two, the increased use of Color film and wider aspect ratios, proved enduring. Various ratios were tried; the widest ratio of all was Cinerama, which used three projectors to display a 2.89:1 image[[hottip:*: problems with the synchronisation of the three projectors doomed Cinerama as a serious production format, but in terms of sheer spectacle, it was a precursor to IMAX.]]. One should keep in mind that wider aspect ratio is not necessarily larger; proper IMAX is the largest screen in the world, but only has a ratio of 1.44:1 (13:9).

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The most common aspect ratios for feature films today are 1.85:1 (generally used for comedy, drama, or other small scale projects without much emphasis on set design or scenery) or 2.35:1 (generally action, science fiction, "epic scope", and other large scale projects). Most older films used the 4:3 aspect ratio; the "Academy" in Academy Ratio is the same one as in the AcademyAwards, and they set the standard ratio back in 1932. It was the uprising of television in the fifties that led to the film industry seeking out methods of innovation to stay competetive. A lot of attempts at innovation were gimmicky and didn't last long - the first round of 3D, for instance - but two, the increased use of Color film and wider aspect ratios, proved enduring. Various ratios were tried; the widest ratio of all was Cinerama, which used three projectors to display a 2.89:1 image[[hottip:*: image[[note]] problems with the synchronisation of the three projectors doomed Cinerama as a serious production format, but in terms of sheer spectacle, it was a precursor to IMAX.]].[[/note]]. One should keep in mind that wider aspect ratio is not necessarily larger; proper IMAX is the largest screen in the world, but only has a ratio of 1.44:1 (13:9).
17th Jun '13 9:53:22 AM MRAustin
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Aspect Ratio can also be an issue with cameraphone footage. CharlieBrooker has complained about people filming with their phones held upright, producing a tall, narrow image instead of the "correct" widescreen ratio[[note]]Not all cameraphones actually shoot in 16:9 widescreen - depending on the camera component, the screen dimensions, and the software, ratios can vary from 1.33:1 all the way up to 1.77:1 and beyond[[/note]]. GloveAndBoots would like you to take three minutes to watch their PSA on the subject [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA here]].

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Aspect Ratio can also be an issue with cameraphone footage. CharlieBrooker has complained about people filming with their phones held upright, producing a tall, narrow image instead of the "correct" widescreen ratio[[note]]Not all cameraphones actually shoot in 16:9 widescreen - depending on the camera component, the screen dimensions, and the software, ratios can vary from 1.33:1 all the way up to 1.77:1 and beyond[[/note]]. GloveAndBoots WebVideo/GloveAndBoots would like you to take three minutes to watch their PSA on the subject [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA here]].
17th Jun '13 9:52:06 AM MRAustin
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Aspect Ratio can also be an issue with cameraphone footage. CharlieBrooker has complained about people filming with their phones held upright, producing a tall, narrow image instead of the "correct" widescreen ratio.

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Aspect Ratio can also be an issue with cameraphone footage. CharlieBrooker has complained about people filming with their phones held upright, producing a tall, narrow image instead of the "correct" widescreen ratio.ratio[[note]]Not all cameraphones actually shoot in 16:9 widescreen - depending on the camera component, the screen dimensions, and the software, ratios can vary from 1.33:1 all the way up to 1.77:1 and beyond[[/note]]. GloveAndBoots would like you to take three minutes to watch their PSA on the subject [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA here]].
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