video camera aspect ratio

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lindsayanng, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. lindsayanng macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2008
    East Haven, CT
    My husband and I were looking at the 3Gs videos because i REALLY want one, and I keep telling him how badly I want it just for the video..

    But then we noticed.. the aspect ratio seems off when you hold it on its side to get a widescreen look..

    I would assume EVERYONE would video widescreen because it makes sense.. but the aspect ratio should fit perfectly on the widescreen, but it doesnt.. WHY????
  2. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I believe it's 640x480.
    Standard VGA 4:3 resolution. It fits perfectly on the iPhone.
    "Widescreen" is generally considered 16:9, but you need letterboxing to view that on the iPhone, so that's why it records in 4:3.

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