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Graeme Owen
DVD Studio Pro ASpect Ratios
on May 19, 2010 at 10:34:58 am

I have a video that is 2560x800 that needs to be shown from a projector onto a screen

Is it possible to put this into DVD Studio Pro and keep the aspect ratio?
When I've tried I only seem to get either 4x3 or 16x9

Any suggestions?

the video is an mpeg4 btw


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Michael Sacci
Re: DVD Studio Pro ASpect Ratios
on May 19, 2010 at 6:53:40 pm

You have an odd shape and size for any TV.

First understand that 4:3 and 16:9 are both 720x480 (in NTSCland) just different shape pixel. So for the fix have to add padding to keep the extreme wide look you have.

Drop your movie into compressor and add a DVD m2v preset. Choose your video Format. NTSC for US. Then the Frame Rate to match movie, Aspect Ratio: 16x9, Field Dominance to match source movie. Set the quality bit rate as needed.

Jump to the Geometry Tab > Output Image Inset (Padding)

You will see it adds 108 to the top and 107 to the bottom. If your movie is not progressive you need to be very careful here, the odd frame padding will most likely give you a field order issue. If you are using interlace. change it to and add 110 to the top and 108 to the bottom. This will cut into the image just a bit.

Always test the results before the event!

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