"Framing Error" refers to the improper matting or scaling of the intended visual resolution & frame.
Framing Error impacts the Technical Quality of the asset. Customer experience will be adversely affected if the intended framing/ aspect ratio is altered or incorrect. Creative elements may be cropped out, and key story points may be lost as a result. . In some cases, this may be creative intent for the composition based on the context.
Aspect ratio shift appears to be creative intent based on context (i.e. Documentary archival footage is side-matted or windowboxed).
Image zooms in/ out or shifts left/ right abruptly mid-shot or immediately before/ after a cut. Frame has clearly been re-sized causing aliasing or a blurry image. Scaling/ framing and quality of image does not match similar surrounding shots.
How to Prevent:
Review any matting. Do not push in further than intended resolution when possible.
Ensure any scaling/ matting changes are applied cut to cut to avoid abrupt shifts mid-shot.
Shoot and finish at higher native resolution than intended final delivery to allow for re-framing without compromising image quality.
Affected shot must be corrected or replaced with a shot that matches the visual look of the content around it.
Archival footage should retain as much quality as possible, when appropriate.
If a shot scaling/ framing changes abruptly mid-shot, must be adjusted to have the change applied cut to cut.