dvd video aspect ratiosq

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  1. raigraphixs

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    Hi,

    Can someone point me to a site where they clearly show the different video ratios on dvd films, as alot of the R4 sites have ratios i am not sure about.


    Thanks.

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  2. Squirrel God

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    You can check the specs for R4 DVDs using www.michaeldvd.com.au

    If you want to check the original aspect ratios for movies, use www.imdb.com (look for technical specs on the left when the movie's details come up).
     
  3. raigraphixs

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    Hi,

    Yeah, I was not looking for ratios on films as such, more to what the differences were between the numbers, maybe in a illustration/picture format of screen sizes.


    ie, 1.85:1, 1:78:1, 1.66:1, 4:3, etc, etc,



    thanks


    rai
     
  4. European

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    ...interestingly, the 'aspect ratio' of a 'standard' TV (4:3 = 1.33:1)
    dates all the way back to 1894...

    ...more info here

    . . . :eek: . . .
     
  5. raigraphixs

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    HI,

    Thanks for info. I have a look later tonight.



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  6. European

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    ...and check out this site too!!!...

    . . . :eek: . . .
     
  7. Squirrel God

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    Raigraphixs,

    It's the same principle as the ratios you would have done in maths at school.

    The larger the number that isn't "1", the wider the picture will be, so the more horizontal black bars are needed, e.g. 2.35:1 is wider than 1.85:1.

    If you want to see the shapes, just draw it out. So for 2.35:1 just draw a rectangle whose top and bottom measure 2.35cm each, and whose left and right sides measure 1cm each. Do the same for the other ratios. (You can also draw them bigger by just multiplying by the same number on each side, so for example 2.35:1 = 4.70:2 = 7.05:3 .... )
     
  8. European

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    ...still on the subject of 'screen sizes' and 'aspect ratios' ... another rather interesting - and useful! - site will be found here...

    . . . :eek: . . .
     
  9. Peter Shilton

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    Thanks European.

    At last I understand anamorphic.
     

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