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Kurt Engfehr
getting anamorphic image to play back correctly on computers
on Dec 17, 2009 at 3:56:16 am

greetings-i recently had some dvds created at a post facility. the project was on an HDCAM SR tape and was a feature done at 1080p 23.97 16x9. i had the dvds made 16x9 anamorphic. when i put them into a dvd player attached to my tv, i hit the 16x9 button on the tv and the image fills the screen and looks great. if i put the same disc into a computer, it plays 4x3 and the image is squashed in on the sides. i'm on a mac G5 desktop using the DVD Player. should this be happening? i shouldn't have to change settings on my computer should i? i've tried it on other computers and it's the same. was there a step the post house missed? i have no experience with authoring dvds and any help would be appreciated.

thanks,
kurt


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eric pautsch
Re: getting anamorphic image to play back correctly on computers
on Dec 17, 2009 at 4:02:18 am

Make sure the computer's software player is set to 16x9



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Michael Sacci
Re: getting anamorphic image to play back correctly on computers
on Dec 17, 2009 at 4:40:23 am

The problem can be an authoring one, Check to make sure the asset is marked as 16x9 in the authoring software.



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Noah Kadner
Re: getting anamorphic image to play back correctly on computers
on Dec 17, 2009 at 9:07:26 am

It's a mistake in authoring- I'll bet it's a 16:9 image but authored as 4:3 full screen. That would make it display correctly on a 16:9 display that's forcing 16:9 but 4:3 squishy on a computer. Tell the folks who made the disc to go back and redo so that the track containing the video is flagged correctly for 16:9. In DVDSP it would be 16:9 Letterbox.

Noah

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Kurt Engfehr
Re: getting anamorphic image to play back correctly on computers
on Dec 17, 2009 at 1:16:39 pm

thanks for all the advice, much appreciated.


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