comparison screenshots of P&S vs. OAR

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  1. Stefan A

    Stefan A Second Unit

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    I know this comes up often but I can't seem to find what I am looking for doing a search. Can I get a few web sites with screenshots comparing the 2.

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  2. rutger_s

    rutger_s Supporting Actor

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    Check the Digital Bits' Widescreen Guide(click on the widescreen logo on the main page) and the Widescreen Advocacy Page(www.widescreen.org).
     
  3. Stefan A

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    Thanks, that is an excellent web site. Although, if you look at some of their examples, you can see that they didn't get the exact spot in both versions. A skeptic may notice that and say that it was just a different part of the movie.
     
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    Or an idiot. Most people wouldn't be able to tell, unless they were really close together. Besides he has a note on the site that says that it is tough to match them perfectly.
     
  5. Jim A. Banville

    Jim A. Banville Supporting Actor

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    Here's one that more accurately shows what the two would look like on the same sized TV screen...[​IMG]
     
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    Does no one want a return to orb-shaped tvs with round screens? So futuristic!
     
  8. Ivan Luk

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    16:9 (1.78 aspect ratio) TV's will not solve the problem completely. Witness HBO "pan & scamming" 2.0 and above aspect ratio movies to fit on the 1.78 screens. When J6P gets those TV's, they'll demand that the entire screen is used.
    IMHO, OAR is a lost cause with J6P--we have to convince enough people to see the light in order to have enough of a "niche" for studios to continue releasing OAR for all movies, rather than just select movies in the near future. This is so unfortunate! [​IMG]
    In any case, here's a good one with comments: http://darkness.twowiresthin.com:8080/aspect/index.html
     
  9. Patrick Mirza

    Patrick Mirza Supporting Actor

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    I have some here
     
  10. Luis Cruz

    Luis Cruz Stunt Coordinator

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    Someone should put some screen shots of Ben-Hur panned and widescreen. Since that film was shot in the widest aspect ratio, I bet to pan and scam that sucker you cut 60-65% of the original picture. I'm so glad I got it on dvd in it's OAR...man there was a lot I was missing!
     
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    Damien Montanile Stunt Coordinator

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    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I just read the 2001 review and it made it sound like the fight for widescreen releases sounds pretty bleak.
    Is there a "kill P&S" website like there was with DIVX?
    I'm off to make an anti-p&s banner... I just need a website to link it to.
     
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    John_Berger Cinematographer

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    I find using Picture-In-Picture capability of a TV quite useful to compare OAR vs MAR items, if you have VHS and DVD hooked up to the same PiP TV. Put in the P&S VHS and the WS DVD at the same time, sync up the performances as closely as you can, and get your digital camera ready if you want stills:
    [​IMG]
     

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