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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorJTh
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The Aspect Ratio drop down list needs an update. The most common used aspect ration for movies between 1932 and 1953 is missing, which is 1:37:1. And what about 2:59:1 and 2:76:1, although they were rarely used , they are still valid ascpect ratios when putting movies in the correct context.
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The most common used aspect ration for movies between 1932 and 1953 is missing, which is 1:37:1.

You can always enter the AR manually, and if memory serve that is perfectly okay. If the picture on the disc really is 1.37:1 I would enter it as such.

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what about 2:59:1 and 2:76:1, although they were rarely used....

They are never used.

Also consider that people measuring screen ratios with computer software are measuring pixels, not film ratios.

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Quoting JTh:
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what about 2:59:1 and 2:76:1, although they were rarely used....

They are never used.

According to Wikipedia:

2.59:1 (~13:5): Cinerama at full height (three specially captured 35 mm images projected side-by-side into one composite widescreen image).

2.76:1 (~11:4): Ultra Panavision 70 (65 mm with 1.25× anamorphic squeeze). Used only on a handful of films between 1962 and 1966, for some sequences of How the West Was Won (1962) with a slight crop when converted to three strip Cinerama, and films such as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) and Battle of the Bulge (1965).


So, they "are" never used, but they were. Anyway, Mithi's point still stands and the quantity of movies these apply to may be too small to warrant their own drop-down entry...
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So, they "are" never used, but they were.

JTh didn't mention 2.59:1 or 2.76:1.

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So, they "are" never used, but they were.

JTh didn't mention 2.59:1 or 2.76:1.

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He mentioned both....  Am I missing something?  Or are you just being obtuse in regards of using a : instead of a .?
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what about 2:59:1 and 2:76:1, although they were rarely used....

They are never used.

Also consider that people measuring screen ratios with computer software are measuring pixels, not film ratios.

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Just curious, is that supposed to mean it's inaccurate and if so, how?
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Also consider that people measuring screen ratios with computer software are measuring pixels, not film ratios.

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If done correctly, there's no difference.
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I thought  2:89.1  was for cinerama ... and 2:59  ( or 2.60 ) was a widely used ratio for a few films -such as  or examples of  :    McCabe and Mrs Miller ( 1971) Laserdisc 
and Woody Allen's  Manhattan (1979)  (laserdisc ) ..  which by the way  was the very First film  (I'm aware of)  that was Letterboxed for Video  back in the early 1980's and was campaigned extensively by Woody Allen himself  .....
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Am I missing something?

No, you saw the same thing I did.  Was that ratio supposed to be 2:59.1 or 2.59:1?


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Just curious, is that supposed to mean it's inaccurate and if so, how?

Pixel counting is like splitting hairs and is beyond trivial, but as with most neuroses this one is harmless.

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There are only 2 DVD aspect ratios: 4.3 and 16.9

Film aspect ratios (letterboxed/pillarboxed on DVD) include:

1.33 (silent 35MM)
1.19 (early 35MM sound)
1.37 (Academy)
4.0 (Polyvision)
2.59 (Cinerama)
1.75 (Metro)
2.55 (Cinemascope)
2.35 (Regalscope, Cinemascope)
2.0 (Panascope, Superscope)
1.85 (VistaVision, "flat" standard)
1.66 (former European "flat" standard)
2.20 (Todd AO)
2.76 (MGM Camera)
2.75 (Ultra Panavision)
1.43 (Imax)
2.39 (modern scope, Panavision)



Quoting JTh:
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The Aspect Ratio drop down list needs an update.


Yes, it most definitely does. You can. however, enter any aspect ratio you like manually
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