Restoration tips: UAR (Ultimate Aspect Ratio™)

UAR (ULTIMATE ASPECT RATIO™)

What is the UAR (Ultimate Aspect Ratio™)

It is an unconventional aspect ratio to represent a motion picture, using sources taken from different media, in an axis-aligned polygon enclosed inside a conventional aspect ratio screen; for this reason, it was previously known as Axis-Aligned Polygon Aspect Ratio™ (AAP A/R).

How does it work?

If a motion picture is displayed in a screen with a different aspect ratio than the original – e.g. a film on tv, a 4:3 show on a 16:9 tv – there are different methods to do it. Of course, if the aspect ratio of both screens are the same, nothing will (should) be done, and the motion picture will be displayed “as is”. Continue reading