I'm currently trying to create a DVD for a project that is 16:9. I want to be able to author a DVD that will play full screen on a newer 16:9 monitor as well as play letterbox on a 4:3 monitor.
I have chosen 16:9 as my display mode in my preferences. When I try to do a simulator preview, the 4;3 default display shows up - and the video plays strethed vertically to fit the screen - not letterboxed in other words. When I switch the display settings on the simulator to 16:9 aspect ratio, the movie stays in the 4;3 mode..... I'm going crazy.
If anyone can help me that would be greatly apprectiated.
Are you dropping the ProRes 1280x720 file into DVDSP? You need to take it to Compressor and encode it for DVD first - you get two files, m2v and ac3. I'm guessing if you're dropping this ProRes file into DVDSP, the aspect ratio in the intermediate conversion DVDSP tries to do isn't working out - going from square pixels to nonsquare, and all that junk. That's not the way to do it - when you put files into DVDSP, you should see green dots almost immediately, not yellow :)