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User Info: Pal 080

Pal 080
3 years ago#21
AnatomyHorror posted...
Bowsaa posted...
Sixteen to nine
Nineteen twenty by ten eighty
Twelve eighty by seven twenty
Seven eighty tee eye
Twenty-five hundred k

etc

Saying nothing or "by" when you're giving a ratio seems weird :|

So if something has a 16:9 resolution, you say 16 to 9 resolution?

There's no such thing as a 16:9 resolution though... the colon dictates that it's a ratio, not a resolution. 16x9 would be a resolution, and said as "sixteen by nine", but saying a ratio like that doesn't make sense because ratios do not = dimensions, so saying "sixteen by nine ratio" doesn't make sense... it's a "sixteen to nine ratio"...
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Bowsaa
3 years ago#22
AnatomyHorror posted...
Bowsaa posted...
Sixteen to nine
Nineteen twenty by ten eighty
Twelve eighty by seven twenty
Seven eighty tee eye
Twenty-five hundred k

etc

Saying nothing or "by" when you're giving a ratio seems weird :|

So if something has a 16:9 resolution, you say 16 to 9 resolution?

16:9 isn't a resolution, though. It's a ratio. It'd be a 16x9 resolution.
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User Info: aak57

aak57
3 years ago#23
1920x1080 should be "by" and there's really no arguing that IMO. For ratios, it should be "to" but I think omitting anything is fine. Using "by" makes it sound like dimensions though. I mean otherwise you might as well be able to say "1920 to 1080" too or something.
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User Info: Buburibon

Buburibon
3 years ago#24
Shub posted...
I think that despite it being a ratio, in the film and video industry, you hear "by" a lot.

This. A very good friend of mine in the movie industry says that he uses "16 to 9" in the kitchen when baking, and "16 by 9" at work to describe the dimensions of the canvas he's working with. "It's a rectangle, it's 16 by 9" he says. :-)
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User Info: jokujokujoku

jokujokujoku
3 years ago#25
Pal 080 posted...
but saying a ratio like that doesn't make sense because ratios do not = dimensions...

But it's a ratio of dimensions in this circumstance. I'd say either is acceptable, though I have never in my life heard anyone say 'sixteen to nine' when talking about aspect ratios.

User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
3 years ago#26
Buburibon posted...
This. A very good friend of mine in the movie industry says that he uses "16 to 9" in the kitchen when baking, and "16 by 9" at work to describe the dimensions of the canvas he's working with. "It's a rectangle, it's 16 by 9" he says. :-)

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User Info: paradoxworld

paradoxworld
3 years ago#27
Sixteen by nine
Nineteen twenty by ten eighty
Twelve eighty by seven twenty
Seven eighty tee eye
Twenty five hundred kay

edit; I know my 16:9 is technically wrong. I do not care.
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User Info: Master_Bass

Master_Bass
3 years ago#28
KillerTruffle posted...
Am I the only one who sees 16:9 as a ratio of "16 to 9?" I've never said "16 by 9." Always "16 to 9."

This. I never say it by.
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User Info: MithrilMonarch

MithrilMonarch
3 years ago#29
16 by 9
1920 by 1080
1280 by 720
780 T I
25 Hundred K
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User Info: MithrilMonarch

MithrilMonarch
3 years ago#30
Master_Bass posted...
KillerTruffle posted...
Am I the only one who sees 16:9 as a ratio of "16 to 9?" I've never said "16 by 9." Always "16 to 9."

This. I never say it by.

It's probably the correct way, considering people say 1 to 1 instead of 1 by 1. But I dunno, I just kinda got used to using by when referring to aspect ratios.
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