Why do I have black bars on the left and right side of my video?

Issue

Why do I have black bars on the left and right side of my video?

Product Line

Pelco Monitors

Environment

  • Endura WS5200 workstation

Cause

View standard resolution 4:3 aspect ratio cameras on widescreen/HD resolution monitors.

Resolution

This is normal when viewing live video from a 4:3 source on a 16:9 output.

For further information on video aspect ratios, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image)