UPDATED FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Take a look at the following two photos of the same car.
Which one do you prefer? Most people will choose the wider-aspect photo showing the whole car, because it frames the image better.
Some people might always argue that “wider is better” for framing images, but unfortunately, it’s not that simple for video! Aspect ratio for video has many historical, technological, and aesthetic issues associated with it that must be considered carefully.
In the following video, you’ll find a discussion about aspect ratio as it pertains to educational desktop capture videos – I hope you find it useful!
Now that you better understand aspect ratio, it’s important to consider video framing. I recommend moving on to the next beginner blog post: Properly Framing Educational Video