Aspect Ratio

Aspect Ratio

This is aspect ratio example. Aspect ratio is the relative horizontal and vertical sizes. Ratio is same shape. However size is difference. Nowadays we have a lot of monitor or screen. They have a aspect ratio. For example, if a graphic has an aspect ratio of 2:1, it means that the width is twice as large as the height.

  • Standard TV Ratio – 4 : 3
  • Widescreen Ratio  – 16 : 9

Widescreen have a funny history.

Widescreen have a funny history. In US, before war, TV was not exist. At that time there was a lots of theater. So many people went to see movie. However, After war, TV was formed. So many people didn’t go to theater. Because they can see TV like a theater. So after 1960, Film company made widescreen.

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This film is most of widescreen movie. You can see black bar in this picture. This means, ratio is not fit this screen.

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