There is a reference to the aspect ratio of the Tau2, Quark2, Photon video as being 4:3, however the image on our monitor is 5:4. Is this a problem?

There are 324x256 active pixels in the legacy Photon and Tau2 324x256 focal plane arrays, and 644x512 active pixels in the legacy Photon, Tau2, and Quark2 640 FPAs. The Tau2 336 has 336x256 active pixels.

For a legacy Photon / Tau2 / Quark2 configured to display NTSC video, the pixel array format is 320x240 or 640x480, with an aspect ratio of 4:3.

For a legacy Photon / Tau2 / Quark2 configured to display PAL video, the pixel array format is 320x256 or 640x512, so the aspect ratio is in fact very close to 5:4.

This question applies to the legacy Photon camera models. The Photon product line and its accessories have been discontinued. The information here is provided for historical reference.

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