Another Example of Aspect Ratio Conversion

To further illustrate my previous post, another example of how different versions of the same scene look on different TVs and with different settings.   From Friends‘ “The One with Ross’s Teeth” (Season 6):     This scene makes full use of the 4:3 aspect ratio. To evoke the claustrophobic setting of the elevator, there is […]

The Real-Life Drawbacks of Aspect Ratio Preservation

(Update: Another Example of Aspect Ratio Conversion.)     There’s been some noise (at least in my filter bubble) about aspect ratios lately. First when FXX ran old episodes of The Simpsons cropped to fit widescreen TVs, then again this week when HBO announced they are going to rebroadcast The Wire in HD and reformatted to 16:9. […]