What is 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, which would be read as "sixteen-to-nine".
Livescale's aspect ratio
The Livescale viewer experience is designed for a 4:3 aspect ratio in landscape mode.
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.
In other words, a stream with a 16:9 aspect ratio can be sent to Livescale and it will display 4:3 in the Live Room.
Note: The recording will have the input aspect ratio, so 16:9 in this case.
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 in the live room:
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 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 it is often used to make films for cinema.