Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Super Sentai to Power Rangers: HD Full screen to NTSC squish screen

Full Screen to Standard
In 2006, Super Sentai started being broadcast in High Definition (HD) and was in full screen. Power Rangers hasn't done this yet. NTSC is National Television System Committee, analog television. Analog signal is a continuous signal that has a time varying feature, meaning turning on or off. Anyhoo, the Super Sentai footage is squeezed or cropped for Power Rangers. We loose a bit of the action and the image looks strange when squeezed.

Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger
You can see the fire at the left and the toad monster to the right. From Episode 5 to...

Power Rangers Jungle Fury
You can see the image gets cropped for Jungle Fury, sometimes it gets squeezed. "Dance the Night Away."

GoGo Sentai Boukenger (2006)
Sometimes the use of the footage is accommodated, for example...

Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007)
In the episode "Once a Ranger Part 2," the footage from Episode 29 of Boukenger is seen in its full glory in the flat screen.

Other Edits
Regular orange fire in Boukenger...

became blue fire in Operation Overdrive...

Or obviously, a new character is superimposed on top of another with the help of green screen.

And most obvious, words like 'Suicide' are edited out.

Engine Sentai Go-Onger (2008) to Power Rangers RPM (2009)
Of course, in order to make the land look like it has gone through a holocaust, the Go-Onger footage was touched up. So the lush green fields of Japan became a desolated wasteland.

I know there were more edits done in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers but I may cover then later when the episodes re-air. I just wanted to point out some edits and crops from the full screen HD to Power Rangers.


Oliver said...

Oh baby, I live for these edit/changes. Keep them coming!

Brian S said...

Sometimes in Operation Overdrive, the fire was either pink, purple or for Crazar, light blue!(Which I thought looked nice.)But for Megatrix(What I call Miratrix's Owl Monster Form), The fire was actually kept the same! Also, I thought it was very funny that Suicide was blurred!