Barn Doors

In television production, barn doors is a slang term used to describe an effect that occurs when a 4:3 image is viewed on a 16:9 (widescreen aspect ratio) screen. This causes the viewer to see black bars on the sides of the screen, giving the viewer the illusion of barn doors on the screen.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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