Cameracraft – Picture Ratio

11 Introduction to Picture Ratio

The shape of the image produced by a video camera is referred to as its ‘Aspect Ratio’. This is represented as the image's width in relation to its height. The most common image ratio is 16:9, but there are still many older cameras in use that produce a 4:3 image ratio. Most Standard Definition (SD) video cameras can produce either 4:3 or 16:9 ratio images (user-selectable), while all High Definition (HD) cameras produce 16:9 images only. Cameras that can be . . .

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