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mark wilkinson
1280 X 720 DVD menu from PS
on Oct 29, 2009 at 2:34:56 am

i am assembling a DVD using mostly moving backgrounds at 1280 X 720. now i have to make a few extra menus so i thought that a 1280 X 720 document ( square pixels ) in PS would come in cleanly but its squished in on the sides a bit leaving dark lines and the text ( and images to a lesser degree ) are very jaggie and look bad. i have the menus set to 16:9 and to display letterboxed on a 4:3 TV but when i simulate there is no setting that looks passable. any ideas ? i thought doing graphics and text in PS was supposed to be the higher road.


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mark wilkinson
Re: 1280 X 720 DVD menu from PS
on Oct 29, 2009 at 2:36:01 am

i am using DVD studio pro 4.2 on a mac 10.5.5



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Michael Sacci
Re: 1280 X 720 DVD menu from PS
on Oct 29, 2009 at 3:27:30 am

Never judge quality in simulator, that is not what it is for.

DVD is always 720x480 and 16:9 pixel ratio is 1.2 vs. .9 for 4:3. Images need to be converted before importing them into DVDSP.



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mark wilkinson
Re: 1280 X 720 DVD menu from PS
on Oct 29, 2009 at 5:54:28 am

ok, i will try building them at the more appropriate dimensions. odd that the movies (m2v) down scale better than the still. thanks for your input.






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Jeff Pulera
Re: 1280 X 720 DVD menu from PS
on Oct 30, 2009 at 8:08:27 pm

I believe I had read at one time that DVD menus are always 4:3, even if the program itself is 16:9 video. This has been my experience with PC-based DVD authoring software, and also when I watch a DVD from Blockbuster, the menu is 4:3 even when movie itself is 16:9

Jeff Pulera


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eric pautsch
Re: 1280 X 720 DVD menu from PS
on Oct 30, 2009 at 9:45:35 pm

Most Hollywood discs are 16x9 menus (pan/scan)



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