RE: "Widescreen" edition

Clark, Jeff (clarkjc@jmu.edu)
Thu, 6 Jan 2000 13:59:54 -0800 (PST)

Yes, Milos, this is the best overall explanation I've seen
so far. And it brings up all the complications of what's
actually involved in letterboxing and original film formats.

Jeff

On Thu, 6 Jan 2000 13:19:58 -0800 (PST) Milos Stehlik
<milos@interaccess.com> wrote:

> One of the best explanations of widescreen and letterbox, and how various
> film aspect ratios "fit" into the TV screen image is on the MGM web site:
>
> http://www.mgm.com/mgmhv/letterbox/letterbox.html
>
> The site has illustrations about what happens to an image when it's
> cropped....(interesting AND frightening)
>
> Milos
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clark, Jeff [SMTP:clarkjc@jmu.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2000 2:59 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: "Widescreen" edition
>
> On Thu, 6 Jan 2000 12:01:32 -0800 (PST) Maurine Canarsky
> <maurinec@muskox.alaska.edu> wrote:
>
> > Hello Videolibbers,
> > Can anyone out there please explain the difference between a
> > "Widescreen" version and a regular VHS version? Is "Widescreen" the same
> > as letterboxed or...?
> > Confused,
> > Maurine Canarsky
> > Noel Wien Public Library
> > 1215 Cowles St.
> > Fairbanks, AK 99701
> > 907-459-1020
> > 907-459-1024 FAX
> > maurinec@muskox.alaska.edu
>
> Maurine,
>
> Yes, "widescreen" in video marketing parlance normally
> means the same as "letterbox". Maybe it sounds more
> positive to some people who might normally get riled by
> letterbox, a term more often heard. But either way, your
> 4:3 TV screen ends up with blank bars at the top and bottom
> of its picture!
>
> Jeff
>
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