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WIDESCREEN
Standard NTSC or PAL video uses an aspect ratio of 4:3. Most film features are shot in a wider-screen aspect ratio. Some cameras include an option for shooting in a 16:9 aspect ratio. However, these modes are not actually any wider. Rather, they are just copped 4:3 images.
ALSO SEE: LETTERBOX MODE, SCART

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