Re: "Widescreen" edition

Myles Jaeschke (mjaesch@tulsalibrary.org)
Thu, 6 Jan 2000 14:02:50 -0800 (PST)

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Letterboxing is actually the process of placing the the black areas at the top
and bottom to give a Widescreen film its proper aspect ratio 1:66:1, 1.85:1,
2.35:1, etc.

So these two terms actually mean different things. However, in marketing a DVD
or video they have taken on the same meaning. Quite confusing.

Best Regards,
Myles Jaeschke
Tulsa City County Library

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Letterboxing is actually the process of placing the the black areas at the top and bottom to give a Widescreen film its proper aspect ratio 1:66:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1, etc.

So these two terms actually mean different things.  However, in marketing a DVD or video they have taken on the same meaning.  Quite confusing.

Best Regards,
Myles Jaeschke
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