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  Why change the aspect ratio on camera?
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4th Nov 2013, 6:16 AM
Is there any benefit to doing this?

Thank you for your help,
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4th Nov 2013, 3:18 PM
Are we talking about shooting videos or pictures?

I'm not quite sure if you know what aspect ratio is. It's basically the relationship in proportion between the image's/video's width and height.

So the image the size of 800 pixels x 600 pixels is in the same 4:3 proportion as the image size of 1024 x 768.

If you do the math, 800/600 = 1024/768 = 4/3 = 1,333...

So if you set your camera to, for instance 16:9 aspect ratio, the images will appear wider - meaning 1024 pixels wide image would be 576 pixels in height. Hope this will help you understand the reasons of changing the aspect ratio.

changed: mat (5th Nov 2013, 12:13 AM)
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4th Nov 2013, 3:19 PM
I have pretty much the same question. Should I set the 16:9 aspect ratio on my cameras? Is 16:9 future friendly or should I stay on 4:3 like last ten years for example?
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4th Nov 2013, 4:20 PM
Again it all depends, if you want wide movie style images, than go for 16:9, also more and more cameras come with a 16:9 aspect ratio by default.
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5th Nov 2013, 4:13 AM
Another aspect to be considered is that nowadays you are viewing pictures on TV which has 16:9 aspect ratio.

So a 16:9 ration might not be such a bad idea.
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