Standard 16mm aspect ratio obsolete?
Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:37 PM
Posted 17 June 2015 - 02:04 PM
The only similar current aspect ratio is 15-perf 65mm IMAX, 1.43:1. But even then you would have to deliver a 1.78 version for other distribution venues.
Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:35 AM
To not be able to project regular 16 is proof of ignorance, worse: disrespect of film history. It should be the other way around, that regular 16 (and 35) is the base plus other aspect ratios in addition. Integration, not exclusion!
Different story with television and video, of course
Posted 18 June 2015 - 02:06 AM
Very few commerical theatres could project regular 16, apart from art houses. It was mostly used by film clubs and A/V work.
The last time I used my 16mm projector was about 10 years ago to project a short film which was only available as a print. The picture quality was on a higher level to the DVD video projected shorts, the down side being the projector noise.
Posted 18 June 2015 - 06:35 PM