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Brian Cooney
I need 15 buttons...pan scan letterbox 16:9
on Mar 31, 2010 at 11:33:17 pm

Hi. I had a 720x480 anamorphic menu then used panscan and letterbox...only problem is there's 15 buttons on this thing. I then exported the menu to be 16:9 but it still will ony allow me to do a maximum of 12 buttons... how do i get DVDSP to do true 16:9 and therefore allow me to get the allowable buttons I need. I had read up that all you need to do is make the menu 16:9 which I did.. but I can't seem to figure it out. thanks.


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Michael Sacci
Re: I need 15 buttons...pan scan letterbox 16:9
on Apr 1, 2010 at 1:04:27 am

it is a total of 36 buttons, so each version adds up, if your menus work as full screen with Pan and Scan just do it that way. You can have upto 18 buttons on 16:9 letterbox or 16:9 Pan and Scan.

So there is nothing to figure out, it won't work.

- Our software is idiot-proof, if you bought it it proves you are an idiot. - Dilbert


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Brian Cooney
Re: I need 15 buttons...pan scan letterbox 16:9
on Apr 1, 2010 at 1:14:30 am

thanks for the help. i re-exported the menus (14 in all) as 854x480 instead of 720x480 and I was able to use 16:9 letterbox to create the 15 buttons i needed.


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Michael Sacci
Re: I need 15 buttons...pan scan letterbox 16:9
on Apr 1, 2010 at 1:31:38 am

Well DVDSP is not converting the menu to 720x480 with the PAR or 1.2, every menu on a DVD is 720x480, never let DVDSP scale down your stills if you want the best quality.

When you create the menus in PS, you either start with a 854, then you resize it to 720x480 (it looks wrong in PS). You then tell DVDSP to display it as a 16:9, plus what to do when the DVD is played on a 4:3 TV. It will either show full frame which is fine as long as you design the menu as 4:3 Safe or to letterbox it so it keeps the look of the 16:9. Your original question asked how to get more buttons when you use all three, that is totally different than what you are now stating.

- Our software is idiot-proof, if you bought it it proves you are an idiot. - Dilbert


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Brian Cooney
Re: I need 15 buttons...pan scan letterbox 16:9
on Apr 1, 2010 at 1:59:37 am

thanks.. yeah i was confused in the first post.. :-)


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