7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2010 5:50 AM by Steve Grisetti

    Why are some video frame sizes smaller than others?

    AnthonyAndrews

      I am copying a number of short amateur digital video movies onto a single DVD.  All are 16:9 ratio, but whereas most fill the screen on my computer monitor and 16:9 ratio television, some appear as a smaller picture - still 16:9 ratio, but with a black border around all four sides of the picture.  Can someone please explain what causes this, and is it practical to enlarge the smaller picture movies to match the full screen ones, or will the image quality be noticeably poorer?  If it's practical to do, how do I do the enlarging?  Thank you.