Okay, so I was Googling something, and it created a question, rather than answering one (weird, huh?) and Google couldn't seem to answer it.
I have been playing around with 4:3 and 16:9 footage (standard def) since my camcorder does both.
How the heck does 4:3 and 16:9 have the same pixel count, just with different pixel sizes, and result in more coverage, rather than stretched coverage?
My 4:3 footage is 720x480x0.9 and 16:9 is 720x480x1.2121 (0.9 and 1.2121 are pixel ratios).
Isn't a pixel a pixel? So if the pixel is sqaure, almost square, or a rectagle, how can it have more stuff in it?
If the 4:3 screen is 720 pixels across (x480) and the pixel is almost square (0.9), then you change it to 16:9 footage, also 720 pixels across (x480) but the pixel is a rectangle (1.2121) how does that get you more footage, rather than just strecthing the footage across the larger screen space?
If none of this makes sense, it sheds light on why I am so confused about the whole thing.