OK, I am still really confused. I shoot everything with a Canon XL2 in 16:9. I capture the video and FCP recognizes it just fine as 16:9. My sequence is 4:3 and includes many still images which I then use a letterbox mask to make sure they are cropped to the same aspect ratio. Everything is just fine until I playback the final DVD on my widescreen TV, it's stretched. Does the sequence have to be 16:9, then the Compressor setting also 16:9 in order for the final output to be squeezed up so it looks correct on my widescreen monitor? If I use the 16:9 setting on Compressor to make the DVD, it looks stretched and wrong. The XL2 has a native 960x480 which I understand is then squeezed into the 720x480 format. It seems my final video is always 4:3 and then my TV scaling distorts it. Help!