Start Wreck wrote:
Removing a big chunk of the picture and destroying shot composition is not modern, it's backwards.
4x3 is backwards...
Not if that's the way it was originally shot.
Cropping a 4:3 picture to conform to 16:9 today is no different than cropping a 16:9 picture to conform to a 4:3 television set back in the day. In both cases you are losing picture information.