92 Tech Specs: Video ASPECT RATIO Aspect ratio refers to the width and height of an image. HERO7 Black captures videos and photos in two aspect ratios. 4:3 The tall 4:3 format captures more of the scene than the 16:9 widescreen format. It’s great for selfes and point-of-view footage. 16:9 This is the standard format used for HDTV and editing programs. The widescreen format is ideal for capturing dramatic cinematic footage. Heads Up: Black bars will appear on both sides of the screen when playing back 4:3 footage on an HDTV.