Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Archives > Archives > DVD Talk Archive
Reload this Page >

Another Format Question

Another Format Question

 
Old 05-19-03, 09:51 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 135
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Another Format Question

If a movie was shot in 1.85 with a sperical lense, does it make that much of a difference when its changed to 1.33 full screen. Are we missing that much?
Bagheera is offline  
Old 05-20-03, 12:08 AM
  #2  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 464
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
SergeantPinback is offline  
Old 05-20-03, 03:13 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Astoria, NY, USA
Posts: 3,333
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
What's so confusing about the question?

Anyway, the answer is: it depends. Sometimes the film is shot in a way such that only the 1.85:1 frame is exposed on the negative, so it must be cropped in order to be turned into 1.33:1. Also, directors sometimes don't protect for the 1.33:1 frame, so boom mics and other equipment is visible above the top and/or bottom of the 1.85:1 frame. In those cases, the film must also be cropped for the 1.33:1 version. Even in cases where it is possible to fully expose the top and bottom of the frame, the 1.33:1 version is generally zoomed in in order to reduce excess headroom, so picture is lost on the sides.

It's usually impossible to know beforehand exactly how the 1.33:1 transfer was made, but if you go with a properly-framed 1.85:1 transfer (when available), you usually know you'll be seeing what you're supposed to.

DJ
djtoell is offline  
Old 05-20-03, 03:50 AM
  #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 135
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thank you.
Bagheera is offline  
Old 05-20-03, 04:54 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah - USA
Posts: 5,195
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
...erm... all 1.85:1 (and 1.66:1) movies (as well as many 2.35:1/2.40:1 movies!!!) are "shot with a sperical(sic) lense" or lenses... no 1.85:1 (or 1.66:1) movies are shot with anamorphic lens(es)...

(signed) Perambulating Pedant

. . . . . .
Hendrik is offline  
Old 05-20-03, 10:53 AM
  #6  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 135
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks Hendrik
Bagheera is offline  
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.