Pan & Scan

Jun 28th, 2010 by dvdxplayer 1,781 views |Comments Off

Pan and scan is a method of adjusting widescreen film images so that they can be shown within the 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.

As you know from going to the movie theater, movies are not shot in the format of your traditional computer screen (I say computers on purpose because in many European countries, the widescreen 16:9 TVs outsell traditional 4:3 format TVs these days – something which is not yet the case for computer screens). When movies are prepared for DVD or video (especially video), they can be presented either in the original widescreen 16:9 format, which leaves large black bars on top and bottom of the picture (but looks much better on widescreen TVs), or the picture can be resized and cut at the sides so that it will fill a 4:3 screen. The process of turning the original widescreen movie into one that fits your 4:3 screen is called pan & scan.

DVD X Player is the one of versatile dvd player to support both Pan & Scan and letterbox.  It allows you to freely select any aspect ratio to watch the movie. Now the new version is coming.

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