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2.2 Aspect Ratio

SJHT

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Not sure how many K movies use this aspect ratio, but had to make some changes for my setup to handle. Normally, for 2.4 aspect ratio movies, my system (which reads the K control information to know the movie is 2.4) lowers the image to the bottom of my 16:9 screen and lowers top masking. Also, because K control system allows you to reframe things, you can instruct it to set screen masking on. This allows all of the on screen displays (menus, etc.) to be reframed to 2.4. Works slick. Also, when I go back to the movie covers screen, the system reverts back to 16:9 (e.g. raises masking, etc.). Now comes in Tenet! So, have a new preset for this movie to also lower the image to the bottom of the screen and a new preset for my screen masking for 2.2. However, K does not have a 2.2 image ratio option for reframing the image as it reports 1.85 for the image ratio for that movie (they don't seem to have a 2.2 option for control system feedback). Maybe a one off that can be handled manually, but might be nice to have... :). Thanks. SJ
 

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Yup, ran into the same issue......

(On a separate note, also had a bunch of video drop outs with this film for some reason. I deleted it this morning, re-downloaded it, but haven't had time to check it.)

Jim
 

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The same with 2.0 Aspect Ratio like Jurassic World marked as 1.85.
 

SJHT

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In looking closer, the menus and other elements are fine. However, can’t trigger my system to handle automatically like other movies. May be time to get this from my Lumagen Pro if K is not going to update their control protocols to give us this info. SJ
 

SJHT

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Menus OK, but subtitles with 2 lines have one off screen. Their process for 2.4 movies is perfect. Adding a few more options would be nice....
 

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Maybe software thing, I guess it's a matter of devoting the engineering time to get that done. No idea what that time value is, but given there aren't many of these AR's in play, might not be something that makes financial sense (obviously makes owner support sense:)).


Jim
 

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Great, no software changes needed! (I didn't even realize Tenet had subtitles....I tend to have them off anyway.🤪)

Jim
 

SJHT

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I do to, but the Tenet dialog mix is not the greatest. People think it is on purpose and the way Nolan wanted it. Makes you more engaged and paying attention. Will use them on my second viewing.... :giggle:
 

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Fortunately I understood what they were saying, have a few language backgrounds......


Jim
 

SJHT

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Still not sure why K would report 2.2 and 2.0 movies as 1.85. I have to go through some craziness to get my Lumagen to get the correct AR for that content. K has a specific component in their control system to report aspect ratio, but even though they know the correct AR, they report incorrectly (I believe it is even documented that they will report incorrectly). Nice if this were added at some point, thankfully are not too many movies...
 
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