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Main menu > View > Display with aspect ratio: what is it?

Post by johnfromncl » 04 Aug 2020, 00:35

<t>I've been using TVPaint for a while and have just spotted this option, and also the option following it - "display with video". I have searched TVPaint and Google and have not been able to find what either means.<br/>
I'd like to understand and also to know what should be ticked or unticked for these.<br/>
I guess a related question is: where exactly are all those View options explained? <br/>
Many thanks for answers.<br/>
John</t>
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Re: Main menu > View > Display with aspect ratio: what is it?

Post by ematecki » 04 Aug 2020, 08:12

Do you remember CRT TVs ?
On those, pixels weren't square, and "Display with Aspect Ratio" simulates this.
I guess today you can safely ignore it (leave it unticked), unless you make your animation specifically for these old devices/video formats (PAL & NTSC)
To see it's effect, you can create an NTSC or PAL project and toggle it on and off.

Display with Video, for what I remember (!), enables you to display the video from a video acquisition board in the background of your project window, but I may be wrong...
That was used for stuff like rotoscoping, etc...
Nowadays your reference footage is all digital and you just import it into a layer.
Quicktime is DEAD. Get over it and move on !

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Re: Main menu > View > Display with aspect ratio: what is it?

Post by johnfromncl » 06 Aug 2020, 16:37

Many thanks for your reply - you have been really helpful.
All the best
John
Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). 64 bit, 2.7 Ghz Intel core i5, 8GB 1867 MHz DDR3. MacOS Catalina 10.15.6.
TVPaint Animation 11 Pro (11.0.9-64 bits).
Wacom Cintiq 16 Full HD Display (the 2019 one). Driver 6.3.34-2.
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