Cirque Du Soleil full screen anamorphic

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  1. Randy_M

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    Just got 5 new Cirque discs (I love these guys), but on the back of the case is says Anamorphic Video along with FULL SCREEN version (Since I assume there is no widescreen, why did they have to state it?)
    Am I missing something? I didn't think anamorphic applied to full screen ...WTF???
    Any explanation any of you can provide will keep my head from exploding... [​IMG]
     
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    I don't quite understand. Both my Cirque DVDs are anamorphic widescreen so the anamorphic applies to the widescreen presentation and the full-screen is just a full-screen version I'd assume.
     
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    A bunch of new ones just came out and are marked 1.33:1 anamorphic. These ones are not widescreen presentations.
     
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    I had the same thing in another DVD I got (Sarah Brightman in concert). It indeed was a 4x3 presentation and it says "anamorphic video and full screen presentation". Strange. It also says in small letters at the bottom "formatted to fit your screen".
    Ron Birk
     
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    Ah, that is weird. Maybe the execs just figure they'd better put the word anamorphic on everything or risk petitions [​IMG]
     
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    Anamorphic is a process - it can be in any aspect ratio. Though when the image is 1.33:1, most companies don't bother to encode is as anamorphic because frankly there is very little resolution difference.
    Summing up, anamorphic is not a synonym for widescreen.
     

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