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Eliminating bars

Discussion in 'Displays' started by JeffLl, May 22, 2003.

  1. JeffLl

    JeffLl Agent

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    Maybe this is silly but why are TVs only 16X9 when DVDs are usually 2.35:1 or 1.85:1 and we have bars anyway? I'm new to HT and I had thought a 16x9 would be a fullscreen experience with no bars.
     
  2. Bryce Miner

    Bryce Miner Stunt Coordinator

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    You should have bars on 2:35:1 material not on 1:85:1.

    You can build mattes to cover up the bars.
     
  3. JeffLl

    JeffLl Agent

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    Please explain how to remove bars from 1:85. I would have posted this in the newbie area but I saw others were moved to here.
     
  4. JeffLl

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    Let me clarify..I saw some threads about mattes but not about why i have bars on 1.85:1
     
  6. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    The 16:9 ratio is the standard set for HDTV after an international debate among professionals in the industry; I believe the final standard was promulgated by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers ("SMPTE"), but if I'm wrong about that, someone will correct me.

    A key factor underlying the decision was the recognition that films come in many different shapes, so that no matter what standard was chosen, one size could not fit all.

     
  7. Bryce Miner

    Bryce Miner Stunt Coordinator

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    You may need to set up your DVD player to 16x9.
     
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