HD format conversion to SD
by Matt Stoltz on May 4, 2010 at 5:08:39 am
Hey all -
Trying to explain this to a friend thats new to video and -he is asking why -
when we have a 1280x720 video --I burn it to SD DVD and we play it on his Samsung LCD 46 inch 1080 p TV it still has Black bars --Now if I play that same disc on my Mitsubishi 1080p tv --it fills the screen
I had all my upscaling options turned off on my bluray player.
When I compressed it with Compressor -I did check box the 16x9 format -
He also ask --well why do some movies fill the screen and some dont.
Any help --its hard to explain to someone that is just learning the video world
Re: HD format conversion to SD by Cale Mooth on May 4, 2010 at 6:18:24 pm
It sounds like your friend's DVD player is likely set to 4:3 mode, so it detects the 16:9 widescreen image and adds the black bars(letterbox). Your Blu-ray player can probably tell the difference between a 4:3 and 16:9 image and automatically display the image in the proper aspect ratio.
Since the transition to digital TV, there are countless reasons why you might be seeing black bars around an image.
In the most simple terms, black bars are usually a result of a video source shot in an aspect ratio that doesn't match the screen you're viewing that source on.