Misaligned letterbox images?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DarrenA, May 3, 2002.

  1. DarrenA

    DarrenA Second Unit

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    I was playing the DVD Out of Sight the other day on my 80"x45" 1.78:1 screen and since this is a 1.85:1 transfer I ended up with 1" inch black bars at the top and bottom. Then I tried the Vertical Limit: Superbit which is also a 1.85:1 transfer, yet when it displayed on the 1.78:1 screen, I ended up with the image at the top of the screen with a larger 2" black bar at the bottom only. This yielded the same 1.85:1 ratio, but the letterbox image was clearly higher in the frame.
    Why are images not centered properly on all DVDs?
     
  2. Esten

    Esten Supporting Actor

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    Some movies have done this for subtitle display,if i'm not mistaken.
     
  3. TedD

    TedD Supporting Actor

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    Most of these, however, are just the result of sloppy telecine work. This was a much bigger problem in the days of LD. This problem is another reason why Zoom Player and a HTPC are requirements for anyone serious about HT.

    Ted
     
  4. DarrenA

    DarrenA Second Unit

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  5. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

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    Grave of the Fireflies is off-center a little. The bottom black area is a tad bigger than the top.
     

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