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Nina Staum
How do they do that?
on May 19, 2008 at 5:15:00 am

I need to author an anamorphic DVD that plays back letterboxed on a 4x3 TV, regsrdless of whether the menu is set to 4x3 pan and scan or 4x3 letterboxed.

I edited on Avid Xpress DV 4.6 and I'm authoring on a friend's Mac with Toast Titanium 8. I export from Avid as a progressive scan DV-NTSC quicktime at the native resolution. I will probably send the job out before buying any software since I'm going to be switching to Final Cut soon, but would appreciate some insight into the theory.


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Scott Roberts
Re: How do they do that?
on Jun 14, 2008 at 3:34:56 am

Output your NTSC-DV as anamorphic 16x9. In your authoring program, make sure you check everywhere that you're intending to author a 16x9 program - authoring programs sometimes have lots of areas to check for 4x3 references. Import your 16x9 clips and make sure they are flagged as 16x9. To do a test: create a short 16x9 clip, render it out, import it into your authoring program, author the dvd then try it on a 4x3 set.

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