From: David P. Hayes
Newsgroups: alt.video.laserdisc, rec.arts.movies.past-films, alt.movies.hitchcock
In article , jason <email@example.com> wrote:
> panning and scanning is a crime. it destroys the intent not only of the
> often hailed director, but the cinematographer, editor, production
> designer, actors and just about everyone who worked on the film except for
> the sound crew.
A minor point, but the work of the sound crew is also distorted. When sound is mixed for a widescreen film, different sound and different levels are assigned to the left and right channels on the basis of onscreen location of sound-producing objects. However, when cropping results in just the right two-thirds or the left two-thirds of the image remaining, something that was in the center of the widescreen image is now on a side, yet when this happens, the stereo tracks are not necessarily remixed to remove the sound from being reproduced on the inappropriate side.
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