Reel Change Markings

    These are small black circles in the upper right hand corner of the image. In the case of 2.35:1 aspect ratio films, the circles are projected as ovals. These markings exist to instruct automated theatrical projection equipment to change reels during the exhibition of a film. They are not present in a video transfer unless the transfer has been taken from a theatrical release print or a print of similar generation. They usually occur every 20 minutes, which is the usual length of a 35mm film reel.

    The typical source material for a video transfer is an interpositive, which is much closer to the original negative than a release print. If reel change markings are noted, then the source for the video transfer is a later generation than the interpositive.

The Thief Of Bagdad 19:15

Bonnie And Clyde 38:56