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Fun Aspect Ratio Info

by Dan Filice / May 24, 2006 4:56 AM PDT

This may have been posted here many times, but I found this info on a website and thought I would post it again for anyone who missed it before. Basically a list of the many apspect ratios. This explains why, when we play a DVD on our 16:9 TVs, we still get black bars on the top and bottom sometimes.


3072 X 2048: VistaVision
4096 X 3112: Super 35 / 4K
2048 X 1556: Super 35 / 2K
3656 X 3112: Scope 4K
1828 X 1556: Scope 2K
1828 X 1532: Academy 2K
1920 X 1080: HD 1080
1280 X 720: HD 720
640 X 480: VGA

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You forgot I-MAX hi-dan
by stewart norrie / May 24, 2006 6:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Fun Aspect Ratio Info

My favorite was Cinamoscope with the curved screen. It gave a 3-d effect and most movie theaters were set up this way, It would be so cool if you could buy a cinamoscope hi-def t.v. ha ha. Anyway your the sharpest guy in this chat room WOULD YOU BUILD ONE FOR ME ha ha have a nice day

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Yep, there's a couple I didn't include
by Dan Filice / May 24, 2006 6:21 AM PDT


There is another HD format aspect ratio of 1920 X 1035. I never came across that one before though. And yes, Cinemascope and IMAX. And of course, the Cinerama format, which was shot with 3 cameras and shown on a movie screen with 3 separate segments and the screen was curved, was outstanding but too expensive. I had seen many movies in this format after the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood was built. Probably most famous was "How the West Was Won." This Dome was almost torn down a few years ago, but luckily the new owners kept it. Just saw "DaVinci Code" there Sunday morning. Still an outstanding venue, even without Cinerama format pictures.


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"How the West Was Won."
by jcrobso / May 24, 2006 6:35 AM PDT

Realy good movie,, but long!!! I have this on laser disk, all 3 images are squeezed into one image, you can see the lines where they join. But it is still a good movie. John

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by stewart norrie / May 24, 2006 6:50 AM PDT

I saw one of the first cinerama movies I cant remember the title but during the first ten minutes or so they had the curtian pulled in on the sides and top so you saw a standard size screen It was a short history of movie making, Then the curtians pulled away and you were on a rolor coster ride BAM BAM what an effect , there were 3 projection booths and they had to remove many seats and even with the 3 virtical lines it was still awsome, Also Lawerence of Ariba was done in 4 channel sound they used a 22000 cycle tone to kick in the back speakers. What I would love to see now is a 3.d. hi-def movie even using the cardboard glasses it should be awsome to see

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