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Alexander Zalben
Letterboxing Problem on an HDTV
on May 27, 2009 at 9:11:40 pm

First time poster!

So I've shot a project in 720p, edited in Final Cut 5, and am looking to export, then burn a standard DVD in DVD Studio Pro 3. I've tried it a couple of different ways, and I keep having the same problem:

- When I play the DVD on my HDTV, I still get letterbox bars, which is clearly squishing the image that would otherwise be the correct aspect ratio.

Just to be more specific, the first way I tried (and I haven't seen much change any other way), is to:

- export from the Final Cut timeline, using Compressor, with the "DVD - Best Quality - 90 Minutes - 16:9" setting.

- Drag into DVD Studio Pro.

- Author, using the 16:9 Letterbox setting.

I've also tried just using a full res Quicktime file (that I know is 1280x720) I drag directly into DVD Studio Pro. Same with iDVD (I know, but I had to try it).

Every time, it's squished to fit in the black bars.

Any help? Even a suggestion of a workflow from an HD Final Cut timeline, to burning to an SD DVD would be extremely helpful.

-alex


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Roman Melekh
Re: Letterboxing Problem on an HDTV
on May 28, 2009 at 6:29:52 pm

Just set up your DVD player!
Now you have DVD's settings as "Letterbox/Pan&Scan", and you must set to "Wide-screen"



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Alexander Zalben
Re: Letterboxing Problem on an HDTV
on May 30, 2009 at 4:40:39 pm

Wow! I'm an idiot! Thank you :)


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Roman Melekh
Re: Letterboxing Problem on an HDTV
on May 30, 2009 at 6:20:22 pm

)))))))))





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