need some iDVD help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mrboscombe, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. mrboscombe macrumors newbie

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    Need some help with iDVD please. Just started using it.

    I've edited a film in Final Cut, and burnt to DVD using iDVD. It's all working fine when you play it back on a Mac (I've run it on two using OSX 10.4 and on one using OSX10.3) but when I play it on a DVD player (and an XBox360) and a TV, the film is cropped at the top, bottom and sides.

    The film was edited in Final Cut at DV Pal (5:4) and I've tried the 16:9 and 4:3 settings in iDVD. Am I missing something in iDVD?

    Please help!
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    Might be a dumb question to ask, but you're minding the TV safe/overscan in FCP right?
     
  3. fluidedge macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

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    When you export from final cut select "Quicktime movie..." not "quicktime conversion"

    open the video in quicktime (right click and select not double click)

    it CMD-J to open movie propeties, click on video track.

    Now adjust the pixel ratio to what ever you want (1024x576 for 16:9 PAL)

    (also check the high quality box down in the bottom corner ;) )

    now hit cmd-S to save it.

    In iDVD, drag and drop this saved file into your project

    HTH
     
  4. mrboscombe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    TV safe wasn't a dumb question at all. That seems to have sorted things out. Thanks very much!
     
  5. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    Excellent! Glad I could help. Good luck!
     

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