Videos Are Widscreen -- Finished Project Looks Bad

bobber205

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I tried burning my dvd that had widescreen source material using "Best Quality" but when I tried playing it, most of the video was cut out. To make it worse, all lines were jagged.

I know why stuff was cut out but why the jaggies?
 

ppc_michael

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What resolution is your source material? If it doesn't conform to NTSC, PAL, or SECAM (depending on where you live), resampling will have occurred which would introduce pixelation.

A field dominance issue could also have a similar effect--make sure all that is in order.
 

bobber205

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I've recently found a semiautomated solution for converting files to dvd format. Will I have any problems if I use a 4:3 project using wide screen files? My goal is to have the menu 4:3 and the video letter boxed.

Also that solution I mentioned splits the audio into mpeg layer 2 audio and the video into .m2v. Does idvd deal with this?
 

LethalWolfe

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I've recently found a semiautomated solution for converting files to dvd format. Will I have any problems if I use a 4:3 project using wide screen files? My goal is to have the menu 4:3 and the video letter boxed.
I would assume iDVD will automatically letter box the 16:9 footage if you are working in 4:3 but I don't know for sure.


Also that solution I mentioned splits the audio into mpeg layer 2 audio and the video into .m2v. Does idvd deal with this?
iDVD won't accept "outside" MPEG2 files. It will only use MPEG2 files it creates.


Lethal
 

bobber205

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I would assume iDVD will automatically letter box the 16:9 footage if you are working in 4:3 but I don't know for sure.



iDVD won't accept "outside" MPEG2 files. It will only use MPEG2 files it creates.


Lethal
Well that sucks. How about DVD Studio Pro?