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  1. Mark-P

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Actually the aspect ratio of Devil’s Revenge is 2.76:1, but I honestly don’t get what makes it ludicrous. It’s a valid ratio that’s been used all the way back to 1959.
  2. Mark-P

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    I’ve just been noticing that 2.20:1 seems to be the new hot ratio on Netflix. 2:1 is so 5 years ago! :laugh: Ratched Away Hollywood The Politician Lost in Space season 2 all presented in the ratio introduced by Todd-AO.
  3. Mark-P

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    2.40 from the start. See? The diversification of aspect ratios is becoming so common that you don’t even notice black bars anymore. :)
  4. Mark-P

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    So here is what is delivered via DCP. As I stated before, the full resolution is 4096 X 2160 (cut those numbers in half for 2K). A 2.39:1 image is letterboxed on that DCP with a resolution of 4096 X 1716. A 1.85:1 image is pillarboxed with a resolution of 3996 X 2160. Digital projectors have...
  5. Mark-P

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    I'm quoting these two paragraphs to point out an inconsistency in your argument. You know that a DCP has a resolution of 4096 X 2160 (4K) or 2048 X 1080 (2K) which means that even theaters aren't using the maximum resolution available when projecting a 2.35:1 image, right? So why is is okay for...
  6. Mark-P

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Me too. Yeah, that's the hassle that Brian is talking about. Maybe it's because when I was young I fantasized about being a projectionist that I absolutely don't mind the hassles of setting up: adjusting the curtains, dialing in the framing and even adjusting the focus before each and every...
  7. Mark-P

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    While I can appreciate where Brian is coming from, I too have the opposite opinion. I love the variety of aspect ratios. Standardization is boring. How fun is it when, on one hand a movie called The Osiris Child comes out with a 2.66:1 aspect ratio, and then Steven Soderbergh makes Unsane with a...
  8. Mark-P

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Not as much as you think. 4K cameras have a native aspect ratio of 1.896:1 (4096 X 2160 pixels). You would be cropping the sides to make it 1.78 as well.
  9. Mark-P

    Podcast HTF Podcast Episode 6: Aspect Ratios

    Sam, I think you'd be surprised to learn what a large amount of TV productions that are now shot in 2:1. You seem to be under the impression that it is just a couple. Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu are shooting a large percentage of their shows in non-standard ratios. It might also surprise you...