Videos Are Widscreen -- Finished Project Looks Bad

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bobber205, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  2. ppc_michael Guest

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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.
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Specifically how do you mean the video was "cut out" and what were you watching the DVD on?


    Lethal
     
  4. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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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
     
  6. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well that sucks. How about DVD Studio Pro?
     
  7. ppc_michael Guest

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    Yes, DVD Studio Pro handles MPEG-2 perfectly.
     
  8. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What about .m2v video files with their corresponding audio?
     
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    m2v is MPEG-2. :) m=mpeg 2=2 v=video

    Yes, DVD Studio Pro handles both MPEG-2 video and audio streams.
     
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