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Old September 2nd, 2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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Aspect Ratio Question

I did a project shot on an XL1s (4:3 / 720 x 480) and someone is asking me for the aspect ratio of my film and I'm not sure what to tell them.

I edited it in Sony Vegas, is there someway to look this up or is there just a standard for 4:3?

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Old September 2nd, 2009, 07:40 PM   #2
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I might be missing something here, but I'm pretty sure your aspect is 4:3

4:3 is standard aspect ratio (also called 1.33:1)

16:9 is widescreen aspect ration (also called 1:78:1)

Unless you shot anamorphic widescreen or used letterboxing or something.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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If you shot in 4:3 then it should be in 4:3, unless you set your Project Settings in Vegas to 16:9 and had a 16:9 preview window while editing and then rendered as widescreen. That would make proportions noticebly distorted. Are they distorted in your final product?
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4:3 with a PAR (Pixel Aspect Ratio) of 0.9
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 09:37 PM   #5
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I might be missing something here, but I'm pretty sure your aspect is 4:3

4:3 is standard aspect ratio (also called 1.33:1)
Yeah 1:33:1 is what I was looking for, sorry I wasn't clear.

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