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TomHU

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I have read several things about "anamorphic" widescreen. I take it that this is "fake widescreening" of shows originally shot as "normal" shows??
 

Corey3rd

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No.

Anamorphic video deals with how the aspect ratio is put on the DVD. It allows the image to stretch and look good when on a 16:9 widescreen monitor.

There are a lot of shows that are shot 16:9, but are given the 4:3 treatment on the standard station broadcast - they crop the edges instead of letterboxing the image. Old people think something is wrong with their sets when they see the black bars.
 

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