I've never seen the answer to this inquiry spelled out (specifically) in other HTF threads, so I thought I'd put it out there. Surely, a movie originally filmed in 1.85:1 or 1.78:1 or 1.66:1 ARs do not require the P&S method when transferring them to Full-Frame VHS or DVD. Do they? I'm guessing that every ratio narrower than 2.35:1 is NOT P&S'ed....we just simply see less on the left and right of the screen, but without the P&S "shifting" process. Am I correct? Along the same Pan-&-Scan lines ..... Can anyone tell me WHO is in charge of "directing" the Pan-&-Scan process when transferring a film to video? In other words, WHO makes the decisions of when to switch the panning from one side of the frame to the other? I suppose this "directing" process is not too difficult most of the time. The person speaking in most cases is the one in view. But what about other type scenes....the shots not dictated by conversation? How/Who decides on what side of a 2.35 frame we get to see? Just curious. Thanks. to P&S!