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The proportional ratio of a video's width to it's height. Usually refers to these standards- 4:3, 16:9, 21:9, etc.

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How was Star Trek (original series) reformatted for 16:9 presentation?

Star Trek (original series) was produced for North American television in the 1960s, which used a 4:3 frame format. There are HD digital remasters which fill a 16:9 HD frame. How were they re-framed? ...
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What aspect ratios are used in Oppenheimer?

Oppenheimer is a relatively unusual modern movie having been shot on large format Imax film (most current productions are digital). This has some implications for how audiences get to see the movie as ...
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Errol Morris on Aspect Ratios

In a recorded interview on his film Standard Operating Procedure, Errol Morris declares that [the film] is about photographs, how they reveal and conceal at the same time. (This could be a ...
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Which aspect ratios are used in Everything Everywhere?

Everything Everywhere All At Once is a movie well worth watching multiple times for both its huge variety of crazy action, wild visuals and to better appreciate the emotional and character arcs it ...
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How to find the aspect ratio at which the movie was shot?

When looking for Baahubali 2015, I found an unplesant thing: the movie is around in several aspect ratios (16:9, 2.35), but obviously one is more cropped than the other. I had to download both movies ...
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2.4:1 aspect ratio [closed]

Blu-ray Disc film releases may use only 800 lines of the 1920×1080 resolution, resulting in an even 2.4:1 aspect ratio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image)#...
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Why am I seeing double pillarboxes on some TV channels?

For awhile now, I've noticed some subchannels showing the 4:3 content with an extra set of pillarboxes. My TV puts light gray bars up when it sees 4:3 content. But on some channels, I see narrower ...
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Why was Gretel & Hansel released in the 1.55:1 aspect ratio?

Why was the movie Gretel & Hansel released in the 1.55:1 aspect ratio? It is not the IMAX or regular cinema aspect ration, not even the aspect ratio of 35 mm film. Why was such an odd aspect ratio ...
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Are the home video releases of the Harry Potter films in the original aspect ratio?

After discovering a prominent fan restoration project, I'm thoroughly confused what the original aspect ratio is. Is the picture on DVD and blu-ray matted out and how all eight films differ? Are there ...
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Why is the 4:3 aspect ratio coming back?

Nowadays, especially in indie movies, the 4:3 ratio seems to be coming back. What are the reasons for that? Maybe nostalgia?
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Why are Black Mirror episodes in varying widescreen aspect ratios?

While watching Black Mirror season 3, I noticed letterbox bars on several episodes. When I checked IMDB for the technical specs, I found that: seasons 1 & 2 were all 16:9 (equivalent to 1.78:1, ...
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How does Regal's RPX format compare with IMAX?

In my area, I have four ways of seeing the movie Justice League: regular 2D, IMAX 2D, RealD 3D, and RealD 3D with Regal Cinema's RPX format. My question is, how does Regal's RPX format compare with ...
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IMAX ratio on 16:9 TVs

The film Sully was shot in part in IMAX or 1.90:1, but it was later cropped to 2.39:1 for Blu-ray. Would the IMAX ratio look funny on 16:9? I'm having trouble picturing it. I never have been good at ...
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History Channel aspect ratio

I was watching History Channel's 9/11 programming. Part of this was the 2006 film United 93. I wanted to compare what cuts had been made to the theatrical version, so I dug out my Blu-ray and popped ...
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Is 70mm really necessary? Wouldn't it work with 35mm too? [duplicate]

So I just came back from Dunkirk, seen in IMAX, 70mm version. I was digging around the internet with my question but only found religious answers (it's just better, can't describe it, you must see it)...
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Why the aspect ratio change from 4:3 to 16:9 to even wider formats?

It's a common trait of older movies to be shot in 4:3 aspect ratio. Found a list of 4:3 movies, they're all very old (like, before 1960s). Eventually, it became common for 16:9 ratios to be found. ...
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IMAX and Aspect Ratio

I understand that in most standard 35mm film the choice of filming in either a 2.4:1 AR or a 1.85:1 AR is up to the director. With that being said, very recently there's been some IMAX commercials ...
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Reasons to use an aspect ratio of 2:1

Some newer TV shows like "House of Cards", "Stranger Things" and "Transparent" are shot and mastered with an aspect ratio of 2:1. What is the reason for this? What are the benefits of 2:1, when TV ...
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Aspect ratio in home releases of films [closed]

2.35:1 or 2.39:1 aspect ratio is the current widescreen cinema standard and results in "black bars" on top and bottom of the screen when accurately displayed on a common monitor or television: 2.40:...
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Are some films filmed with a larger frame than all cropped versions?

There is a question about the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and the aspect ratios it was released in: Why the very different release formats for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? The crux of the ...
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What is the point of selling in 2.35 format a movie recorded in 1.85 format?

I can see that the "E.T." movie is sold in 1.85 and 2.35 formats: Example of 2.35 format - Another example - And a last one Example of 1.85 format But seems to have been recorded in 1.85 ...
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