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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: ATTN: JMS - widescreen source material
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/27/2000 1:28:00 PM  

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>All of this sounds like the LBX version exists *on film*, which is something
>I don't think I've seen before on the 'net. All previous discussions
>revolved around PAL or Hi-Def video masters and the need to transfer them to
>NTSC for broadcast or DVD use. It may sound like a small point but if the
>correct 1.77:1 versions were printed on film it removes a lot of the
>headaches from getting WB to eventually do the DVDs in enhanced widescreen.

Of course they exist on film. The only way they can exist in ANY other video
format -- PAL, NTSC, Digibeta or anything else -- is if they first exist on
*film* which is transferred to video. WB went back and re-telecine'd the
negatives to produce two versions of the show during the period in which B5 was
in production, and after we wrapped.

jms

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