1. Get The Ultimate Reference Guide to Cinemascope, Anamorphic, and 2.35 Aspect Ratio Resolutions HERE: http://devowe.com/cinemascope - Thank you for your support! A 90 second tutorial on exporting 1080p widescreen (16:9) footage to Cinemascope aspect ratio (otherwise known as Panavision or Anamorphic Scope - 2.35:1 ratio).

In this example, I used 100 pixels on the top and bottom. TRUE 2.35:1 aspect ratio would be 132px on top, and 131px on bottom (or vice versa). The final output would be 817px tall.

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☞ 2.35:1 aspect ratio examples:
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☞ ASPECT RATIO CONVERSION METHOD:

To convert from any aspect ratio to a wider format (such as 2.35:1 or 1.85:1), all you have to do is

DIVIDE the WIDTH of your SOURCE footage (1920 in this example) by the final aspect ratio desired (2.35 in this example).

So,
1920
DIVIDED BY
2.35 = 817 pixels tall

Your final output would be 1920x817.

✏ To find the amount to crop off the top and bottom, subtract your pixel number (817px here) from your source footage height (1080px) and divide it by two. If it is a decimal number (such as 131.5), even it out to whole pixels (i.e. - crop 132px from top, 131px from bottom).

✏ Here are some examples of aspect ratio conversion methods. These are all assuming 1920x1080 footage. If your SOURCE footage is 1280x720, your width would be 1280; if your SOURCE footage is 720x480, your width would be 720; and so on.

☞ 16:9 to 2.35:1 / Cinemascope / Anamorphic / Panavision Aspect Ratio:
SOURCE footage width (1920) DIVIDED BY 2.35 = 817px tall
Crop 132px off top, 131px off bottom.

☞ 16:9 to 1.85:1 / Academy Flat / "Flat" Aspect Ratio:
SOURCE footage width (1920) DIVIDED BY 1.85 = 1038px tall
Crop 21px off top, 21px off bottom.

As a 'bonus', here is the method for converting your 4:3 aspect ratio video to regular 16:9 widescreen (assuming 640x480 footage):

☞ 4:3 to 16:9 Regular Widescreen Aspect Ratio:
SOURCE footage width (640) DIVIDED BY 1.778 = 360px tall
Crop 60px off top, 60px off bottom.

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To learn more about aspect ratios, Panavision, Cinemascope, Anamorphic Scope, and much more - go to http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/anamorphic/aspectratios/widescreenorama.html

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