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Letterbox vs. Widescreen

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  • Letterbox (adjective)

    Transferred to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, having black bars above and below the picture area.

  • Letterbox (noun)

    A collection point for mail intended for onward delivery, a secure box or receptacle for this purpose.

  • Letterbox (noun)

    A delivery point for mail, a box, compartment or slot for this purpose.

  • Letterbox (noun)

    A hidden container that holds a logbook and rubber stamp, found by following clues.

  • Letterbox (verb)

    To transfer a widescreen motion picture to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, with the placing of black bars above and below the picture area.

  • Letterbox (verb)

    To hunt for letterboxes (containers with logbook and rubber stamp) by following clues.

  • Widescreen (noun)

    A screen with a wider aspect ratio than the ordinary 35-millimeter frame, making more effective use of the human field of view and producing a more immersive view experience.

  • Widescreen (adjective)

    Filmed in a greater aspect ratio than the 1.33:1 or 1.37:1 aspect ratio.

  • Widescreen (adjective)

    Presented in the original aspect ratio; presented in letterbox orientation.

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