varying widescreen ratios

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From: Claudia Mastroianni <cmastr at>
Date: 28 Sep 2000 07:19:37 -0700
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We see two different ratios in the widescreen broadcasts, and I'm not
sure why.  JMS has said the series was shot in 16:9.  Is 16:9 what
we're seeing the episodes in, or is it the ratio the footage in the
opening *credits* runs in?  The credits have even wider margins than
the rest of the episode.

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From: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)
Date: 28 Sep 2000 15:37:04 -0700
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No, there weren't two wide versions shot, I think what happened is that they
are not redoing the credits since they're composites, and they were (to go for
simpler vernacular) narrow in regular; if you don't change that footage, when
the rest gets reconfigured, you get narrower inside narrow, if that makes any

You'd have to recomp the whole credits sequence to make it sync up visually.


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