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Put on your 3-D glasses now bumper?

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Anybody have the bumper where it asks you to put on your 3-D glasses?  If I recall, it's just white words on a green background similar to the classic ratings bumpers.

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I'm redoing most of the existing bumper sets now, pretty much all will have that and 11-12 others. Beacon 2 will be hopefully be released today if I have time this evening.

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I'm redoing most of the existing bumper sets now, pretty much all will have that and 11-12 others. Beacon 2 will be hopefully be released today if I have time this evening.

Please do Molten Lava next....!!!

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Thanks for the link OTA.  I'm assuming that you'd need to recompress those in order to play them

I am going to be known as the annoying scope guy at some point, but I do love that they have regular and scope options.

 

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A regular TV has a aspect ratio of 16x9.  If you watch scope content you have black bars on the top and bottom.  The following image shows the comparison between 4x3, 16x9 and 21x9(which is close to 2.25:1/

black-bars-aspect-ratio-16-9-21-9-4-3-ci

A scope screen has a wider aspect ratio, typically 2.35 or 2.4.  A regular TV has a constant width.  With a scope screen you want a constant height. Things aren't really made for that though.  If I am watching a scope film on my projector it will fill the screen.  If I then switch to watch TV the projector will show the full height, which will go off of my screen and onto the wall.  I then have to adjust the lens on my projector to change the zoom so that it makes the image smaller so that the height will be full frame.  Of you look at the green middle row in the above image you can see how a 16x9 image will look if it is set to the proper image height with the image on the left.  The image in the middle shows more or less how much it goes off the screen if I don't adjust it.

If I am watching a 16x9 or close to that aspect ration everything else will either fill the screen vertically or display smaller, like the top center image.  But if I am watching a scope film then everything that is 16x9 goes off the screen.

I wish there was a system that would recognize what the video was and would display it properly with a constant image height so that I didn't need to do anything.  But that doesn't exist yet.  Current gen Blu-rays still encode everything at 16x9 1080p so that the black bars are part of the media stream. 

There are some movies that change aspect ratios, which is a nightmare for people that want constant image height.  Nolan uses some IMAX scenes in his Batman movies.  Here are examples of the scope and IMAX sections.

Dark-Knight-in-scope.thumb.jpg.7eae177a8Dark-Knight-IMAX-scene.thumb.jpg.457c020

You can see that the second image goes off the screen.

When adding bumpers or trivia I have to go in and change all of it before I show it unless I want to stop everything and hit my lens memory as the movie starts.  It isn't a huge deal, but it does require me to change it and I'm usually trying to get settled in about this time or making sure all my guests have everything they need when the movie starts.  So I often go in and edit any trailers and trivia so that if will display properly.  I am getting a new processor next week that will chop off the top and bottom of the videos.  This can work for the majority of trailers without too much issue, but it completely destroys trivia slides since the content is often going off the screen..

My apologies to the topic starter for going so far off topic.

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I think Disney's Brother Bear also used this.  They even had an explanation of it before the movie starts stating it was meant to be that way.

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