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Re: filmscanners: Scan for television screen

Steve would you *please* stop sending this message!  It's appeared about
7 times now.

If you didn't send it more than once, there must be some other problem with
the mailing list?


-- Original Message --

>While it's true that the resolution of NTSC (American standard) is 720x480,
>the pixels are not square - they are about 1 high and 0.9 wide. This means
>that, though the resolution is 720x480, the aspect ratio of the image is
>actually 640x480, or 4:3.
>The answer when all the math is done is that, for NTSC, you want to scan
>end up with an image that is 640x480 pixels. Whichever program is used
>convert the image to a signal viewable on an NTSC monitor will take care
>converting 640 square pixels to 720 rectangular pixels. Programs like Adobe
>Premier and Apple's Final Cut Pro do this automatically.
>Steve Bye
>> Maris
>> Dont worry about dpi nor TV size, the image size is 720pixels x 480pixels
>> regardless of whether you have a 16" or 32" TV. Best save the file as
>> flat PS file, Mac PICT or TIFF.
>> --
>> Regards
>> Richard

Rob Geraghty harper@wordweb.com


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