video camera aspect ratio

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

  1. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

    lindsayanng

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    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

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    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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