My message to studios about Pan & Scan..

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  1. Joe McCabe

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    [​IMG] That is Fantastic [​IMG]
     
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    Hehe...that's good.
     
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    That's fine for hard-matted, anamorphic, and wide guage films.
    Most people forget that 90% of the non-OAR DVD's out there are open matte. I reccomend seeing www.widescreenmuseum.com for the truth about open matte. [​IMG]
     
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    Nice graphic, despite the Open Matte issue. Maybe we can buy a few billboards like that! [​IMG]
     
  8. Joe McCabe

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    In defense of my creation...
    It would not be indicative of Open Matte (unless I'm confused), because the sides of the $20 are "cut off" thus you are not getting the bill as it was meant to be seen.
    Ergo, Pan and Scan.
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    Hey, maybe you can make an "Open Matte" version of the picture, Joe! Show the matte opened up, to reveal that there's a boom mike overhead on the left, some light fixtures up on the right, and on the bottom we'd see that ol' Stonewall forgot to put his pants on that morning! [​IMG]
     
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    Cool banner, Joe.
    It better have DTS tho. [​IMG]
     
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    Shame on you David, being from Tennessee.[​IMG]
    Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a (key) Southern general during the Civil War (in which he died).
    Andy here was known by "Old Hickory" (among other names used by his many enemies). [​IMG]
    On to the issue at hand... cool image.
    David
     
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    Unfortunately, the bill is still worth the same amount even cut as shown, so, yes, the studios will be happen to take it.
     
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    Really- does that mean I can cut my $20 bills in half and spend half at one place and half at another?
     
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    I know this has probably been mulled over thousands of times, but could somebody give me a brief explanation of "open matte" because, frankly, I just don't get it.:b
     
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    This is as simple as the explaination can get:

    A movie is filmed on 35mm film with a frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The image is then matted by the theater projector to 1.66:1, 1.75:1, or 1.85:1 according to what is the preffered matting ratio.

    Same thing happens for video. The top and bottom are matted to preserve the correct picture.
     
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    This is open matte:
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    If you have a high-speed connection that can handle a 1.3MB animated GIF, you can try this on for size, too.
    Actual screen captures from the A Fish Called Wanda DVD, which has OAR on one side and MAR on the other.
     

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