Originally Posted by ABCTV99
they have to cut all the film sequences and nomination packages twice and then simul-roll them from two different Profiles so that the OAR clips look correct for both the 4:3 and 16:9 audiences.
I wonder what will happen after the cutoff and the networks drop their SD feed. Letterbox would postage stamp the 4:3 material and center cut would loose the sides which is more important on features as they are framed for a wider aspect ratio. Letterbox is the lesser evil to me, but aside from NBC I don't see much.
I liked this show as it demonstrated that some current artists can master the classics. Usher's Singing in the Rain was quite impressive (albeit 4:3). The title of the show was completely misleading and the promotion was abysmal. Ratings were not good at all, but Friday is a bad night for TV especially during the holidays. PQ and AQ were quite good, but that was to be expected coming from a NEP Denali truck with Sony cameras.