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Old June 18th, 2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Looking for Academy Format mask

I shot some footage the other day which I would like to crop to the academy format. Any of you guys here have the overlay mask for it available? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 02:43 PM   #2
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Do you mean the widescreen look? I suppose it is 2.35 and not
the 1.85 that is close to 16:9 widescreen? You can calculate
both (or any other you want) at my letterbox calculator page
and also download most used masks.

But then again you might be looking for something else...
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Old June 18th, 2004, 03:08 PM   #3
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The Academy Aperture is 1.37:1 and was a standard the studios agreed upon during the 1930's. Kind of an odd size to make your video these days. It's not really much of a difference from standard 4:3 video which would be 1.33:1. Seems like it would be easy to just use your NLE to crop a few lines from the top and bottom of the image... I think the active image area should be 720x465 to acheive this.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 09:14 PM   #4
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Gentelmen, you have both given me new knowledge and a solution to my needs. It was the NTSC 2.35 template I was thinking of. I thought that this "ultra" wide screen was called the academy format. I was wrong. Thanks once again for pointing me in the right direction.
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Old June 19th, 2004, 09:51 AM   #5
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<<<-- Originally posted by Rafal Krolik : I thought that this "ultra" wide screen was called the academy format -->>>

Aha!... that would be CinemaScope
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Old June 21st, 2004, 12:02 PM   #6
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Hey, that's a really cool website. Thanks for the link Boyd.
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