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Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by wispy007, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. wispy007 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    I'm having some difficulties exporting some old DV files from FCE.

    The sequence is set to DV and the image size is 720 x576 (PAL). I have been trying to export the file through quicktime conversion. The settings i chose are as follows:

    Format > Quicktime Movie
    Options > Video > Settings > DV PAL
    Compressor Quality > Best
    Aspect ratio > 16:9

    When exported the movie plays in quicktime as DV, 720 x 576 (1024 x 576).

    It states it's current size is 1024 x 576 actual (so it plays in 16:9).

    Now when i try and place this into iDVD it plays only as 4:3 (720 x 576)!

    Am i doing something wrong or is this a limition of iDVD?

    Any help appreciated. :)
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Have you chosen 16:9 from iDVD's Project>Project Info menu. Although iDVD should detect it as a 16:9 video.
  3. wispy007 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia

    Yes i have selected 16:9 as the default project size but it does not make any difference. This is really annoying :rolleyes:
  4. cgbier macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2011
    I haven't done it for quite a while, but did you check letterboxing in the compressor options?

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