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4:3 content in 16:9 SHOWREEL

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From what I've seen, most people that have both formats in their reel typically make the reel 4:3 and just deal with the letterbox on the 16:9 content. The horizontal black bars are not nearly as jarring as vertical ones.

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Ive seen some people do a tile type effect where they move one full frame of 4:3 video to the far left or right of the screen, then bring in a partial duplicate of the same video to fill out the the remaining side. It gives a pretty cool looking effect.

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If I design something for 4:3 i hate to crop it so that it works in 16:9. It's being displayed in a manner it wasn't designed for, and while it may work, it won't look its best. At least to me.

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i agree with mete-shop bout the cropping....if you're able to, you could go back into the project and re-work it slightly to work for 16:9.

 

if you need to stay 4:3 and letterbox the 16:9 stuff, would it look better to create a custom letterbox or mortise, rather than keep it black? maybe so, maybe not...

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We have a project that has a 2.8:1 aspect ratio, pain in the ass for the reel.

 

yeah I've got a 4096x768 I don't even know what to do about when it comes to reel-cutting time.

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yeah I've got a 4096x768 I don't even know what to do about when it comes to reel-cutting time.

 

Man, I thought we had it bad :lol:

 

Maybe cut it horizontally then tile it vertically? Depending on the content might work and still look good, though obviously not as intended.

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I cropped all of my 4/3 work to fit 16/9. It worked in almost every case. I have also seen that tile thing work really well. It's used to great effect in this reel. http://roman.koenigshofer.net/work/showreel2008/

 

it's a nice reel, but the tiling is confusing. most of the tiled pieces make it look like the tiling was a stylistic decision made for the individual piece, as opposed to a functional design choice for the reel.

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