need some iDVD help

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

  1. mrboscombe macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2008
    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

    Jun 6, 2006
    Might be a dumb question to ask, but you're minding the TV safe/overscan in FCP right?
  3. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    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

  4. mrboscombe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2008
    TV safe wasn't a dumb question at all. That seems to have sorted things out. Thanks very much!
  5. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    Excellent! Glad I could help. Good luck!

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