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duane horn
ntsc dvd guidelines
on Aug 2, 2005 at 2:19:48 am

Hi there

I have been ask to produce a ntsc dvd, firstly I came from New Zealand which is all PAL so NTSC is totally new area for me. So was wondering how do you create your graphics? video I understand but the things I don't know is what screen size for nTSC DVD menus and I have been reading you have to convert the 720x540 down to 720x480 to get the right aspect ration is this correct and does anyone know where I could download safe title areas for ntsc graphics.

Thank you in advance.

Cheers Duane Horn

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Timothy Kurkoski
Re: ntsc dvd guidelines
on Aug 2, 2005 at 4:12:31 pm

NTSC uses 720x480 at 0.9 pixel aspect ratio. If you have Photoshop CS or CS2, you can work in 0.9 PAR natively. If not, use 720x534 (534 x 0.9 = 480).

Encore can show you safe margins by clicking on the button at the bottom of the menu editor window. Photoshop CS/CS2 also has preset document sizes for NTSC that include safe margin guides at 10% and 20%.

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