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Why 16:9?

Now that you know that widescreen is better, I know you’re out trolling for the best price on that shiny new HDTV you’ve had your eye on. But you’re wondering why does it have a 16:9 (or 1.78) aspect ratio?
I mean if film Aspect ratios are 1.85 and 2.35, why aren’t HDTV’s 1.85?

The answer to this question lies at VideoGrunt a video podcast all about digital video. So far there are only 3 podcasts laying down the basics of digital video and you guessed it… aspect ratios. The Video Grunt podcast is entertaining, concise, and interesting. They’ll give you a little history on aspect ratios, and even why HDTV is 16:9. So if your a videophile, a filmmaker, or even a storyteller check it out and subscribe to the podcast. You won’t regret it.

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Paul

Filmmaker. Themed Entertainment Designer.

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