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Letterboxing (filming)

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Letterboxing is the practice of transferring film shot in a widescreen aspect ratio to standard-width video formats while preserving the film's original aspect ratio. [1]

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Active Format Description

In television technology, Active Format Description (AFD) is a standard set of codes that can be sent in the MPEG video stream or in the baseband SDI video signal that carries information about their aspect ratio and active picture characteristics.

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The Allstate Corporation is the one of the largest insurance providers in the United States and one of the largest that is publicly held.

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Amarcord is a 1973 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini, a semi-autobiographical tale about Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of characters in the village of Borgo San Giuliano (situated near the ancient walls of Rimini) in 1930s Fascist Italy.

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Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.

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Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

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Aspect ratio (image)

The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height.

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Atari 8-bit family

The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992.

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Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.

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Capacitance Electronic Disc

The Capacitance Electronic Disc (CED) is an analog video disc playback system developed by RCA, in which video and audio could be played back on a TV set using a special needle and high-density groove system similar to phonograph records.

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Cinerama is a widescreen process that originally projected images simultaneously from three synchronized 35 mm projectors onto a huge, deeply curved screen, subtending 146° of arc.

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Color Graphics Adapter

The Color Graphics Adapter (CGA), originally also called the Color/Graphics Adapter or IBM Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter, introduced in 1981, was IBM's first graphics card and first color display card for the IBM PC.

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Commodore 128

The Commodore 128, also known as the C128, C-128, C.

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Commodore 64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982).

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Commodore VIC-20

The VIC-20 (in Germany: VC-20; In Japan: VIC-1001) is an 8-bit home computer that was sold by Commodore Business Machines.

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Crazy Frog

Crazy Frog, originally known as The Annoying Thing, is a Swedish CGI-animated character created in 1997 by Swedish actor and playwright Erik Wernquist.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

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Fourth wall

The fourth wall is a performance convention in which an invisible, imagined wall separates actors from the audience.

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Fullscreen (filmmaking)

A fullscreen video is a film which has been altered to the 4:3 (or 1.33:1) aspect ratio of the old standard television screen.

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High-definition television

High-definition television (HDTV) is a television system providing an image resolution that is of substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television, either analog or digital.

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How the West Was Won (film)

How the West Was Won is a 1962 American Metrocolor epic-Western film.

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The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.

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IBM Notes

IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes; see branding, below) and IBM Domino (formerly Lotus Domino) are the client and server, respectively, of a collaborative client-server software platform sold by IBM.

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Index of articles related to motion pictures

The film industry is built upon a large number of technologies and techniques, drawing upon photography, stagecraft, music, and many other disciplines.

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JFK (film)

JFK is a 1991 American conspiracy-thriller film directed by Oliver Stone.

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King of Hearts (1966 film)

King of Hearts (original French title: Le Roi de cœur) is a 1966 French comedy-drama film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Alan Bates.

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The Eastman Kodak Company (referred to simply as Kodak) is an American technology company that produces imaging products with its historic basis on photography.

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Letter box

A letter box, letterbox, letter plate, letter hole, mail slot or mailbox is a receptacle for receiving incoming mail at a private residence or business.

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List of motion picture film formats

This list of film formats catalogues formats developed for shooting or viewing motion pictures, ranging from the Chronophotographe format from 1888, to mid-20th century formats such as the 1953 CinemaScope format, to more recent formats such as the 1992 IMAX HD format.

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Matilda (1996 film)

Matilda is a 1996 American children's fantasy comedy film directed by Danny DeVito, who also produced with Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, and Lucy Dahl.

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Matte (filmmaking)

Mattes are used in photography and special effects filmmaking to combine two or more image elements into a single, final image.

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McFarland & Company

McFarland & Company, Inc. is an independent book publisher based in Jefferson, North Carolina that specializes in academic and reference works, as well as general interest adult nonfiction.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British slapstick comedy film concerning the Arthurian legend, written and performed by the Monty Python comedy group of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, and directed by Gilliam and Jones.

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Naproxen (brand names: Aleve, Naprosyn, and many others) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the propionic acid class (the same class as ibuprofen) that relieves pain, fever, swelling, and stiffness.

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Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy)

"Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)" is a promotional single taken from Rob Zombie's second album The Sinister Urge.

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Oliver Stone

William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American writer and filmmaker.

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Open matte

Open matte is a filming technique that involves matting out the top and bottom of the film frame in the movie projector (known as a soft matte) for the widescreen theatrical release and then scanning the film without a matte (at Academy ratio) for a full screen home video release.

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Overscan is a behaviour in certain television sets, in which part of the input picture is shown outside of the visible bounds of the screen.

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Pan and scan

Pan and scan is a method of adjusting widescreen film images so that they can be shown in fullscreen proportions of a standard definition 4:3 aspect ratio television screen, often cropping off the sides of the original widescreen image to focus on the composition's most important aspects.

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Panel (comics)

A panel is an individual frame, or single drawing, in the multiple-panel sequence of a comic strip or comic book.

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The pillarbox effect occurs in widescreen video displays when black bars (mattes or masking) are placed on the sides of the image.

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Playmate of the Year (album)

Playmate of the Year is the third studio album released by American punk rock band Zebrahead, it is also their final album released via Columbia Records.

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The PXL-2000 (also known as Fisher-Price PXL2000, Fisher-Price PixelVision, Sanwa Sanpix1000, KiddieCorder, and Georgia) is a toy black-and-white camcorder produced in 1987 that uses a compact audio cassette as its recording medium.

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Rent (film)

Rent is a 2005 American musical drama film directed by Chris Columbus.

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Sneakers (1992 film)

Sneakers is a 1992 American comedy caper film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, written by Robinson, Walter Parkes, and Lawrence Lasker, and starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier and David Strathairn.

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Star Trek

Star Trek is an American media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.

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Subtitle (captioning)

Subtitles are text derived from either a transcript or screenplay of the dialog or commentary in films, television programs, video games, and the like, usually displayed at the bottom of the screen, but can also be at the top of the screen if there is already text at the bottom of the screen.

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Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.

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Text (literary theory)

In literary theory, a text is any object that can be "read", whether this object is a work of literature, a street sign, an arrangement of buildings on a city block, or styles of clothing.

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The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course is a 2002 adventure comedy film based on the nature documentary television series The Crocodile Hunter.

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The Graduate

The Graduate is a 1967 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College.

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The Long Goodbye (film)

The Long Goodbye is a 1973 thriller film directed by Robert Altman and based on Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel of the same title.

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The Thief and the Cobbler

The Thief and the Cobbler is a British-American-Canadian animated fantasy film directed, co-written and co-produced by Canadian animator Richard Williams.

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Top Gear (2002 TV series)

Top Gear is a British motoring magazine, factual television series, conceived by Jeremy Clarkson and Andy Wilman, launched on 20 October 2002, and broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two.

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A trademark, trade mark, or trade-markThe styling of trademark as a single word is predominantly used in the United States and Philippines only, while the two-word styling trade mark is used in many other countries around the world, including the European Union and Commonwealth and ex-Commonwealth jurisdictions (although Canada officially uses "trade-mark" pursuant to the Trade-mark Act, "trade mark" and "trademark" are also commonly used).

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The Video Home System (VHS) is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes.

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Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media.

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Widescreen images are images that are displayed within a set of aspect ratios (relationship of image width to height) that is used in film, television and computer screens.

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Windowbox (filmmaking)

Windowboxing (also called either the "postage stamp effect", "gutterboxing", or "matchboxing") in the display of film or video occurs when the aspect ratio of the media is such that the letterbox effect and pillarbox effect occur simultaneously.

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Woodstock (film)

Woodstock is a 1970 documentary film of the watershed counterculture Woodstock Festival which took place in August 1969 near Bethel, New York.

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Zebrahead is an American punk rock band from Orange County, California.

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14:9 is a compromise aspect ratio of 1.56:1.

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16:9 (1.7:1) (16:9.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterboxing_(filming)

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