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In film and television, vertical masking of the screen area with bars down the left and right hand sides of the picture. Pillarboxing is less common than letterboxing but may be used when 4 x 3 pictures are shown on widescreens such as the 16:9 television format. Comparearcing; see alsoaspect ratio; aspect ratio conversion.

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