DVD studio pro problem

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by matteusclement, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. matteusclement macrumors 65816

    matteusclement

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    victoria
    #1
    I shoot in 16:9 HD
    I place all my assest and menus at 16:9.
    All appears as 16:9 on my imac, MBP but when put on my room mates dvd player and 50" plasma, the menu has been chopped on either side of it to look like 4:3. BUT, the tracks all play at 16:9... WTF?

    is this just the DVD player he has?

    also, I feel that I am loosing quality somewhere in the DVD studio process.
    here is what I do.

    1. capture video
    2. create and edit project in FCP
    3. export to color
    4. send back to FCP
    5. make speed changes and titles as needed
    6. create QT movie (rather large size)
    7. go to DVD studio and set up flow
    8. 2 pass vbr 7.0mbps rate

    what do I get?
    A menu that looks like Original Nintendo screen openers (pixelatous!) and a 4:3 cut off 16:9
    The footage also lacks the smoothness around the edges.
    What do I do?
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

    bigbossbmb

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    #2
    in DVDSP you need to set the tracks/menu to 16:9 Letterbox.... It sounds like you set it to 16:9 Pan And Scan.
     
  3. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

    matteusclement

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    #3
    actually... while i have you on that topic... what the hell does each one mean?
     
  4. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

    bigbossbmb

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    #4
    16:9 Letterbox will letterbox a widescreen image on a 4:3 tv

    16:9 Pan & Scan will crop a widescreen image on a 4:3 tv
     
  5. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

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    London, England
    #5
    i find DVD studio is not very good for resizing files, so for menu etc make sure they the right size to match you video format,

    is the DVD SD or HD?, if you making a SD DVD from a HD video clip you are best using Final Cut or Compressor to downsize it first.
     

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