pan and scan

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  1. JMH

    JMH Guest

    what is pan and scan?
    JMH, Jan 9, 2004
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  2. JMH

    Moviezzz Guest

    >what is pan and scan?

    It is when a widescreen film is reformatted to DVD or TV, adding artificial
    camera pans and scanning of the image to show one part of the frame.

    For example, in a widescreen film, two people may be on screen talking to each
    other. When converted to TV, only one can be seen so panning and scanning adds
    a camera like pan to go from one side of the frame to another. It changes what
    might have been a static shot to an active shot.

    It is one of the most misused words in DVD today. A lot of people on DVD
    boards use it to refer to any film that isn't letterboxed. That isn't the
    case. They can release full frame films of movies that are just open matte, no
    panning and scanning involved.
    Moviezzz, Jan 9, 2004
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    JMH Guest

    good explanation, thanks!


    "Moviezzz" <> wrote in message
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    > >what is pan and scan?

    >
    > It is when a widescreen film is reformatted to DVD or TV, adding

    artificial
    > camera pans and scanning of the image to show one part of the frame.
    >
    > For example, in a widescreen film, two people may be on screen talking to

    each
    > other. When converted to TV, only one can be seen so panning and scanning

    adds
    > a camera like pan to go from one side of the frame to another. It changes

    what
    > might have been a static shot to an active shot.
    >
    > It is one of the most misused words in DVD today. A lot of people on DVD
    > boards use it to refer to any film that isn't letterboxed. That isn't the
    > case. They can release full frame films of movies that are just open

    matte, no
    > panning and scanning involved.
    >
    JMH, Jan 9, 2004
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    Shane Guest

    Shane, Jan 10, 2004
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    JMH Guest

    JMH, Jan 10, 2004
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