Encore's automatic letterbox


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Encore's automatic letterbox

Now as we prepare to export our project, there is a very important concept I want you to be aware of, and that is Frame aspect ratio. Previous in this training series, we talked about the Pixel aspect ratio, the aspect ratio of those little tiny squares that make up the image. But there are two important aspect ratios for the entire frame. The first is kind of like the old school TV way of doing things. It's very square, and it's referred to as 4:3. It's a little bit more wide than it is tall, but essentially, it looks square.

We refer to that as fullscreen. Now there is also 16:9, so it's almost twice as wide as it is tall, and we refer to that as widescreen. Now because of the increasing popularity of HD, and because this is the way that cinema is, widescreen is quickly gaining popularity. But what happens when you play a widescreen DVD on a 4:3 TV? Well, you actually have two options for that. One, you could do something called pan and scan.

On pan and scan, the DVD play...

Encore's automatic letterbox
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Encore's automatic letterbox provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Encore CS5 Essential Training

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