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The Title Safe, and Action Safe Areas were designed for the overscan, that existed in older CRT TV screens - unless the TV was a calibrated "studio monitor," which showed 100% of the raster. The amount of overscan differed make to make, and even model to model, so a "worst-case scenario" was chosen.
With current flat screen TV's, there is still often some overscan, but it is much less, in most cases, than with the CRT tubes. Many producers have changed from the old Title Safe of 20% to about 10%, and for Action Safe, from the old 10% to about 5%.
As there can still be some overscan, going out to 100% of raster can create cutoffs, and that is obviously not wanted.
Taking into account the vast number of TV types available today, LED, LCD, Plasma, etc., and the number of screen mfgrs., I would not overlook overscan, but think that you would be safe going to the 10% for the Title Safe (shown as the outer Action Safe recangle) for your Titles - unless some family members still have 4:3 CRT TV's. If they do, then stick with the old Title Safe Area.
Thank you Bill, this is just the info. that I needed. This enables me to reduce the photo images by considerably less, whilst keeping the titles within the title-safe area, and the tops of heads within the action-safe area. This has been an important consideration for a video slide-show that will be an historical record for upcoming family generations.
You are most welcome, and I hope that all of the recipients appreciate the work that you are putting into this production.
Good luck, and happy editing,
Thank you Romano, I sure have read the wikipedia article. It is so helpful that I've saved it and copied and pasted the sample images for reference while I'm editing. This forum sure is good. I posted my question after midnight in Tasmania, went to bed, and got back to the computer at midday to find two really helpful replies!
Glad you are there, Bill
Glad for the opportunity to help.
Looking forward to your progress when you have the time. If you have not already, try to get the mini tests runs in before the grand project.
Thanks for the follow up.