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When 2.35:1 movies are prepared from some open matte source, is the final video area just taken from the center of the frame? Or is it vertically "pan and scanned" too? Or does it vary from film to film? Anyone with industry experience know the answer?


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2.35 matted from a flat 35mm frame is called Super 35. 2.35 is best and usually shot with an anamorphic lens (Panavision type). Click on this link and scroll down for an example of P&S (full frame) from Super 35.
 

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I'm sure Joe probably knows that. I think what he meant was if the process is to just take a center cut of the Super35 frame or to tilt-and-scan it.
 

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Thanks.


William,


I'm having a hard time with the exact difference between Super 35 and Open Matte there. Are they both originally 4:3 film? That Super 35 example looks like 16:9.


What I was getting at was, for re-encoding these broadcasts at a lower bitrate, would it be safe to just crop equal top and bottom portions outside the OAR frame? The Super 35 example suggests it would not.


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