Other features to consider in deciding which is better between an ultrawide monitor vs dual monitors include the panel type and sync. If I were to buy the fullscreen version of a movie (example, Harry Potter), would it cut of the top/bottom and/or sides that you would have on the widescreen version? Only since TFT displays the border area of 4:3 material is visible CRTs did cut the border area of the 4:3 off (so it was in fact a slightly zoomed 4:3 image the viewer saw on the screen). When I did, I looked up the movie on TCM. I used to hate widescreen, but now I often won’t watch a movie on TV or on my computer if it is in pan and scan because it is really disorienting and looks terrible. Widescreen Format 2.35:1 and Fullscreen 1.33:1 Pan & Scan Don Bluth’s The Star Clones Movies (1980-1982-1982-1984-1988). In a theater when you have a HUGE screen, this is okay. I was 11 when I first learned this. With Funimation cancelling the 4:3 blu-ray remaster of Dragon Ball Z in favor of a cropped 16:9 release, or Toei Animation remastering the first 206 episodes of One Piece (which where SD and fullscreen) to an HD Widescreen format in order to rebroadcast the show in Japan and keeping it in line with the newer episodes. Even though, there are few bad artifiacts. You could even choose a picture to have in the back round. Noi e i nostri partner memorizzeremo e/o accederemo ai dati sul tuo dispositivo attraverso l'uso di cookie e tecnologie simili, per mostrare annunci e contenuti personalizzati, per la misurazione di annunci e contenuti, per l'analisi dei segmenti di pubblico e per lo sviluppo dei prodotti. Today you will have a HD 16:9 TV so buying a Blu-Ray instead of a DVD may be better. The old CRT TVs are an example of the full screen format with its square screen. They forgot to mention that TV + VHS versions of many films have a thing called “open matte” where they leave extra picture on the top of bottom to not lose anything or just a little on the sides which catered very well for standard tvs. Why not keep it 4:3 and add PNS info for 16:9 then? Was $139.99. why cant there just be WHOLE SCREEN, with no black bars on the sides, so the tv viewers can get a full experience of the video. The black bars on the sides are not even that bad. Some of the episodes are quite sharp and full of detail especially actor’s close ups. Having said that TV has become more cinematic over recent times and I think 16:9 works especially well for nature documentaries where you often want to show off the full extent of the landscape. And so does Widescreen,even if they finally fit it to screen,it would still suck! In most games, there is a full screen mode. I don’t know anything about cinematography, but every time I see one of these dumb widescreen cropped versions of old stuff I just can perceive that something is missing in the shot and that it looks weird, even if I don’t know the original. Great video.Hate when they do this, much rather watch 4:3 with BB, the way it was intended. 16:9 needs to be the standard for movies at a theater and in the home. That film has excellent usage of an anamorphic 2.35:1 format. Look at how most of what is seen on the left and right, which is cropped off, ends up showing more detail because of the zoom. In some cases, your video adapter driver can be the guilty party … Add to Cart. Just looks bad. Letterboxes (the black bars) are made so you get more information, and you’ll see the movie as the director intended. I just wanna see the shows in crisp quality and maintain the full image, is it that hard? If you do that everything will look stretched out and way too thick”. @Zaranyzerak Not true. I’ve come across multiple friends and family who didn’t know this. Ironically, parts of this get windowboxed through pillarboxed letterboxed video on modern displays… which is something that should be avoided nearly as much as pan and scan. (In my opinion)…nobody “liked” the 4:3 format, which itself was a forced compromise adaptation from circular TV….in our entire lifetimes, still photography had been set at 3:2! I am pretty sure that is not what the director wanted. But still though I kinda feel that. To fix the issue, you can try to check the full screen settings of your games, which is the easiest method. But guess what? Great and informative video about aspect ratio and intented framing. Very interesting video,Thanks for producing it with such detail, as i just began re-watching the episode with my wife, i was wondering how they did the cropping. In Cinerama and CinemaScope, titles literally stretch across screen, underlining the widescreen by filling it. They had to use what they were stuck with at the time! Seems to be more to do with the fact that this conversion has more in common with the crude crop you mentioned. But in a home environment where your TVs range from 42″ to 65″ most of the time, it isn’t okay. The part that is REALLY FRUSTRATING is when you see TV channels such as FX and TNT and USA showing these 2.35:1 movies in a 16:9 format and you realize that what the TV channels have done is FAR MORE than just pressing the “Zoom” button on a remote control…. If you want a monitor to use for fast-paced games, an IPS panel may be better than a VA panel. Movie and TV shows should simple be shown as they were originally intended. Also, widescreen is always clearer in detail because the transmission is not stretched to fill a square screen. The only time I watch stuff that’s Full Screen is Old movies and some children’s movies. just because it fills the tv doesnt mean it is the whole picture. wait, that looks like widescreen was stretched for the full screen footage, rather than pan & scanned. Used to make me laugh. I guess if you didn’t pay close attention to the original image when it was 4×3, you’re not going to miss much. No matter what size you enter, the original aspect ratio (proportions) of the movie is preserved, and extra, empty space is added to fill any area not filled by the movie. This video kind of shows a reverse effect, the director knew that the video would become panned and scanned so he kept all the action in the middle. The Matrix is not really the best film for this example, because it was filmed in Super 35, as open matte format which compromises very little in the transition from widescreen to pan & scan. When did they change it? I think the Harry Potter films were shot using the same lenses as the Matrix films. Go back to video settings and change back to fullscreen ONLY, don’t touch the resolution and confirm settings... viola, 3440x1440 full screen and no black bars. did they lie to us all this time? without losing action!!!! I found it to be annoying.Very informative video. But, when the TV channels do this, they do not Zoom based on a “centered” image. I had the first Harry Potter movie on VHS and theyvpan and scan it. Now all the shots look claustrophobic to me. I could of sworn when i saw this on TV there was an excerpt from JAWS… im searching. They’re careful to make sure everything important is in the shot, so you’re not losing much watching it fullscreen. Wow… I have watched 8 seasons of Seinfeld on prime video. While it may fit without cropping, what about the wasted screen real-estate? Normal movies don’t have that luxury. But for the Matrix, since it was spherical, the 4:3 DVD had the full-frame original image, and the widescreen DVD had the tops and bottoms cut off, meaning if you had the widescreen DVD, you were loosing part of the picture. On a standard TV full frame will fit the screen perfectly and widescreen will have black bars on top of and below the image. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, 2009. It’s the most retarted thing ever because it cuts out soooo much information. I noticed in a lot of movies directors knew their movies were going to be cropped so they focused a lot of the action in the center and left a lot of dead space on the sides of the original theatrical versions of films. Who the Hell cares if you lose a little background where nothing is going on anyways? Dude! What annoys me is back in the 90s when a lot of films were shot with 4:3 camera, the blu ray versions are remastered and released at WIDESCREEN? It allows the director to make a more pleasing 4:3 version in theory BUT you do get dead space, often at the bottom, AND it sometimes introduces mistakes. So the remastering is done for each and every single frame moving the 16:9 frame up or down the 35mm film with the needs of the scene? The original Super 35 negative was full-frame and the top and bottom were cut off to get the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, not the other way around. So hackneyed. Hopefully they will choose 4:3 this time. This conversion has happened to a lot of old TV shows. Star trek looks amazing on bluray. I saw Ben-Hur on a video cassette a few years before seeing this. The Offical Star Wars website posted a feature on the difference between the widescreen and full screen versions for Episode II. I’ve always had a sense that widescreen is better than full screen. So what were the problems with the fullscreen release of this? Only a double-digit IQ idiot would complain that every pixel of his expensive TV wasn’t being lit up. It would have been better if the production crew would have produced the show in widescreen before it was cropped. The standard aspect for most movies is around 2.35:1. Watching Seinfeld right now on iTunes in 1080p resolution. The display’s aspect ratio means you will avoid letterboxing, which is the process that makes footage shot for widescreen watchable on screens with different aspect ratios by placing black boxes above and below the viewing area. So it’s a mixed feeling. I watched the entirety of Rocket-man cropped to 16:9 and thought the film was poorly framed but assumed it was shot in 1:85:1, until i noticed the stereotypical biopic ending text was off screen.My dad accidentally set it to 16:9 on the Apple TV because he double tapped the remote, and just didn’t fix it. If they can’t all be used by most movies, TVs shouldn’t be made in that shape. I hate the widescreen versions, it just looks strange like stuff was cropped off, which it was. I don’t think that The Matrix is the best movie to use when trying to convince someone that widescreen is better. Good thing I bought the Academy Ratio DVDs. It’s actually worse since a large portion of the DVD’s pixels are being used for the black bars. Most pro-widescreen arguments say that all 4:3 images had the sides chopped off, but in many cases, the parts covered by black bars are restored, and nothing is cropped off the sides. @a2Wanderer Thats because its shot in a process called Super35. i really dislike both. Back in the day I used to manage a Suncoast Video. I’m sure if audiences had black bars explained to them from the very beginning, there would be no problem. Sorry i know its a stupid question but im kinda retarded at this thanks:), I probably shouldn’t say this but I kinda felt guilty for having not known that till DVDs were become popular. 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