Aspect Ratio: The aspect ratio of an image is the ratio of its width to its height, and is expressed with two numbers separated by a colon, such as 16:9, sixteen-to-nine.
Livescale viewer experience is designed for a 4:3 Aspect Ratio.
What does this mean? The view for viewers in the live experience will have a 4:3 display, no matter the Aspect Ratio selected within your Streaming Software.
So now a stream with a 16:9 aspect ratio can be sent to Livescale and it will display 4:3 in the Live Room.
- The Recording will have the input Aspect Ratio, so 16:9 most of the time.
Here is a sample image you may use to help you have a visual of what all 3 different Aspect Ratios will look like when turning on your camera.
If your streaming input is 16:9 or 21:9, our video engine will convert the video into a 4:3 ratio only.
Common aspect ratios
There are a lot of aspect ratios in common use today because each aspect ratio has a specific use. Here are some of the most common:
- 1:1: This is simply a square, and while there are a lot of reasons to have a square image, it is commonly used in images on social media.
- 3:2: This is a common size for sensors found in cameras and phones for shooting still images and video.
- 4:3: This was the aspect ratio used by broadcast television until the age of high definition.
- 16:9: This has become the standard aspect ratio for computer displays and cinema, though there are many exceptions to the rule.
- 2.35:1: This extra-wide aspect ratio is known as CinemaScope and is often used to make films for cinema.
*See the attachment document in this article for reference on what the different ratios will look like in your stream!*