On Tue, 2 Dec 1997 21:36:14 -0500 [log in to unmask] wrote: > Can Don and/or anyone else explain why this would happen with a video > projector? Is more of the frame visible when using a projector than when > running a tape on a TV? Curious since I use a video projector for my film > and lit classes. It's nothing in the image itself, simply that it is being seen on such a larger scale. If you look at a 35mm print on a Steenbeck and then on a projector, you will see things on the screen which did not seem to be visible on the Steenbeck. Probably, the people who mastered the "North by Northwest" video did not think that anyone would be trying to watch it on a 6-foot across screen, and thus did not worry about the matte lines being visible. This principle is the reason why editors working on IMAX films in 35mm workprints place a cardboard cutout of a row of seated audience at the bottom of their Steenbeck screen, in proportion to the size of the image they are watching - to get a sense the visceral effect of their cutting. Leo __________________________________ Leo Enticknap Postgraduate Common Room School of English and American Studies University of Exeter Queen's Building, The Queen's Drive Exeter Devon EX4 4QJ United Kingdom email: [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.