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Online Explanation of "Anamorphic"

Old 12-29-05, 12:43 PM
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Online Explanation of "Anamorphic"

Hey all,

I've tried searching, but this is maybe too specific. I know it's been posted here, or I've come across it somewhere else. There's a webpage that has a nice comprehensive explanation of what "anamorphic" means, with pictures illustrating it. I have Digital Bits' guide, but that's not the one I'm thinking of. I was trying to explain it to a friend, but failing miserably.

I figured you all would know what I mean. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Old 12-29-05, 12:50 PM
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Try this...it helped me:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/anamorphic/index.html
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Old 12-29-05, 12:59 PM
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http://www.widescreen.org/index.shtml


http://www.widescreen.org/dvd_anamorphic.shtml

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Old 12-29-05, 01:30 PM
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Great site. Had a question about anamorphic vs. non-anamorphic myself, so thanks for the help!
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Old 12-29-05, 06:07 PM
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.. and another one: http://www.dvdweb.co.uk/information/anamorphic.htm
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Old 12-29-05, 08:23 PM
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Old 12-30-05, 04:07 AM
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These are all good, thanks! The one I'm thinking of had some pictures illustrating that on a standard TV, you have x lines of resolution. When the movie is full screen, you take advantage of all of them, but when it's letterboxed, you use a much smaller amount of resolution. Or something like that. It then went on to explain that anamorphic solves this problem.
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Old 12-30-05, 10:19 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anamorphic

This is always a great site.
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Old 12-30-05, 12:04 PM
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My favorite: World's Easiest Explanation of Anamorphic 16:9 Widescreen Enhancement in DVDs
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