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Poster: spuder Date: Sep 20, 2013 12:30pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Why 4x3 aspect and 30fps framerate?

I'll answer my own question in case others are wondering the same thing.

In more reading I've discovered we are not scanning films here, but rather digitizing NTSC videotape transfers (telecine) made years ago. That explains the 4x3 & 30fps thing.

The quality of the videotape copy is quite good though, so it should be adequate for most purposes.