Originally Posted by SolRebel
Has anyone ever checked with Oppo about offering the ability to crop the top and bottom of an image? Essentially this would be the solution for CIH zoom method users who have trouble viewing movies with shifting aspect ratios.
Just so I am understanding what you are saying...
In some movies, there are multiple aspect ratios where the image will shift between 16:9 and 21:9.
So I am assuming that you are using a Cinemascope screen setup at or around the 21:9 aspect ratio.
AND... you want to fill the screen when the film has the 21:9 ratio.
However, when the 16:9 ratio kicks in, you are then pushing an image far above and below
the top of your screen to the point that it overshoots the masking.
SO... you want the option to "mask" the top and bottom of the video with black bars so that it crops the 16:9 portions down to 21:9.
This way you don't get the large over-projection of said 16:9 image, but instead,
that over-projection would be black bars that are masking the top and bottom of the video.
Is that correct? If so it's an interesting concept.
Do you know of any other players or processors that can do such a thing?