1.85:1 movies that used soft and open matte

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Tim923, Feb 26, 2005.

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    Tim923 Guest

    Are/were most 1.85:1 movies filmed in soft matte for open matte 4:3
    transfers? How about the popular '80s film "Planes, Trains, and
    Automobiles"? Do any 1.85:1 movies use hard matte thruout?
     
    Tim923, Feb 26, 2005
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    jag Guest

    : Are/were most 1.85:1 movies filmed in soft matte for open matte 4:3
    : transfers? How about the popular '80s film "Planes, Trains, and
    : Automobiles"? Do any 1.85:1 movies use hard matte thruout?

    I'd venture to guess that very few films use hard matting as
    there is little point in doing it and many disadvantages. Hair
    and dirt is much more likely to show up in the visible frame
    for instance.


    J
     
    jag, Feb 26, 2005
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    Joshua Zyber Guest

    99% of 1.85:1 movies use a soft matte. Very few use a hard matte, as
    there is really no point to it.
     
    Joshua Zyber, Feb 26, 2005
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    Tim923 Guest

    99% of 1.85:1 movies use a soft matte. Very few use a hard matte, as
    But does using a soft matte always lead to 4:3 open matte transfers,
    or do they ever pan and scan it?
     
    Tim923, Feb 26, 2005
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    Joshua Zyber Guest

    It's usually some combination of the two. Certain shots within a movie
    may be cropped if, for example, a boom microphone dipped into the top of
    the frame and opening the mattes would expose it. Also, special effects
    tend to be rendered only for the theatrical portion of the frame, not
    for the excess space at the top and bottom, so shots with effects in
    them are usually cropped for 4:3.
     
    Joshua Zyber, Feb 27, 2005
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