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raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
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.

rai
 

raigraphixs

Distinguished Member
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
 
E

European

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

...more info here

. . . :eek: . . .
 
S

Squirrel God

Guest
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 .... )
 
E

European

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

. . . :eek: . . .
 

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