# Anamorphic Aspect Ratio Calculator

Updated Oct 17th 2017.

The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of its width to its height. It is commonly expressed as two numbers separated by a colon, as in 16:9.For an x:y aspect ratio, the image is x units wide and y units high. Widely used aspect ratios include 1.85:1 and 2.39:1 in film photography, 4:3 and 16:9 in television, and 3:2 in still camera photography. When shooting with 35 format 2x anamorphic lenses for a 2:1 aspect ratio result, Netflix accepts the use of a 2880 x 2880 area on the ALEXA LF sensor. All Master Anamorphic lenses cover this area. When shooting with 35 format 2x anamorphic lenses for a 2.39:1 aspect ratio result, Netflix accepts the use of a 3148 x 2636 area on the ALEXA LF sensor. Set anamorphic lens setting to 1.24x. Set Aspect to V-Stretch for content greater than 2.0:1 or Squeeze for content less than 2.0:1. Also try V-Stretch, Normal and Normal + 2.35:1 Zoom Aspect settings for filling a 2.4:1 screen with smaller content. VPL-VW885ES, VPL-VW915ES, VPL-VW760ES, VPL-VW790ES Paladin DCR + XM2 or DCR-S2. A screen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 will still properly frame most movies but with a slightly greater amount of image projected onto the border. A deep black, absorbing screen border of at least 1.5” (40mm) should be used to compensate for edge distortions and variations in actual movie aspect ratios. Electronic Convergence Correction. Aspect ratio is the width, divided by the height. DVDs are stored with a 720.480 resolution, and 720 / 480 = 1.5. That means it’s 1.5 times wider than it is tall. But video isn’t meant to be seen with a.

Our most common question from those interested shooting with anamorphic lenses on their DSLR: will my camera and lenses work?

The DSLR anamorphic lens calculator below makes answering these concerns much easier. Just input your lens, you camera specifications, and hit calculate to see what you will need to be able to shoot anamorphic on your DSLR.

### Why do longer lenses work better with amamorphic?

Remember that when using 2x anamorphic lenses, you are doubling field of view. Using longer lenses is perfectly acceptable from a cinematography standpoint as they will render much wider in anamorphic and give more freedom to compose a frame while emphasizing anamorphic bokeh. A 100mm anamorphic setup will result in the same field of view as a 50mm aspherical (non-anamorphic).

If you’re shooting with a full frame camera and want to use wider lenses, check your options to enable crop mode on the Sony A7s or shoot in x3 or x10 mode with Canon Magic Lantern.

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### The DSLR 2X Anamorphic Lens Calculator

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### Anamorphic Aspect Ratio In Pixels

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