iDVD ( '08 ) Problems - Help Please!!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ~J~, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. ~J~ macrumors 6502

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    I am burning a 7 disc set to single layer DVDs in iDVD, but am unfortunately running into a few unexpected problems. Any help with these issues is GREATLY appreciated.

    - Some of the menus & video runs off the screens (CRTs only). I understand there is something about CRTs called overscanning where they may cut off some of the picture. Is there a way to fix this?

    - iDVD breaks the links to chapters in the movies on the disc, but only AFTER burning them to DVD. Beforehand, the links work fine.

    - Also only after burning, the order of the titles on the disc will rearrange themselves depending on what source you use (computer vs. set top DVD player)

    - All of the video is in 4:3 (for compatibility sake), but a couple of the individual titles will show up as 16:9 - but only in iDVD. The source file (edited in FCE) is exported in 4:3 (as all segments are).

    This is a big project that I am working on and need to have done soon. These are the final fixes I need to make before it goes into production - but these issues are driving me crazy! Thanks for your help & time!
     
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  3. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Overscanning is just something CRT's are set to do by the manufacturers.

    You can calibrate some CRT's to reduce it, and some you can't. You can bank at least 5% of the display to be over scanned, and sometimes as much as 15-20%. The purpose of it is to have the picture fill the screen, always.

    It sounds like you are working on a very highly overscanned display.
     

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