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You Won’t Believe How Much Netflix Crops Your Movies

Did you know that Netflix is cropping the hell out of movies? I didn't. But even if you had noticed, it's unlikely you realise just how bad it gets. A semi-new Tumblr called What Netflix Does has pointed out the extent of the trimming. And it's atrocious. Read More >>

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How Aspect Ratios Have Changed Over Time Because of Movies

If you haven't learned anything interesting today, watch this fascinating history lesson on how the aspect ratios we know (16:9, 4:3) became the standard of what we see. For any film geek or ratio nerd, it's a lovely trip back into time where things can become standard by just doing it for a long time. Read More >>

I'm always disappointed when 'Anamorphic Widescreen' doesn't refer to a widescreen Animorphs movie.
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People Who Rescale Videos Without Thinking Need To Be Punished

And, as Randall Munroe points out in today's XKCD, this is how to do it. Maybe then they'll understand why preserving aspect ratios is important. [XKCD] Read More >>