Howdy all, I've noticed this every time I go on Hex and I think I've finally proved that I'm correct and that I'm not just insane.
Before I explain, if you enjoy the Hex video as it is and notice nothing wrong with it, you may want to stop reading. I only say that as I know it's the type of thing that if somebody pointed it out to me, I'd notice it every time.
I've got two screengrabs of the video below, which should explain the problem a bit more:
A: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y190/A ... 6m12s1.png
B: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y190/A ... 6m29s1.png
Basically, the video is in the wrong aspect ratio. Screenshot A is the video in 16:9 and, I believe, how the film was originally shot (notice how the magnifying glass is a perfect circle). Screenshot B is how the video has been produced and projected in the cinema room in 4:3 (notice the now squashed magnifying glass).
I will admit, it's not particularly noticeable when you're watching the video, which is a good thing really. The main problem I have is that this isn't a fault of Alton Towers, this is a fault with whoever produced the film, because all of the graphics (the text, etc.) has been produced in 4:3, meaning the video is all squashed up.
What's even sadder, is that it means it can't really be fixed, we'll either have squashed up video and correct-looking text or stretched out text and correct looking video. AT would have to go back to the people that produced the video and get them to re-edit it correctly for the problem to be rectified (I'd happily do this if it was me, mixing up aspect ratios is a pretty basic error to make).
I'll let you form your own opinions on this though, I've watched the video through in both aspect ratios and it's pretty difficult to tell which is correct, the circular magnifying glass was the only peice of evidence I could find to easily exemplify the problem, hence the slightly obscure screenshots!