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Joe BurudComposition Settings
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:03:00 pm

I'm creating a 3 minute product demo for the company I work for and they want it to play on DVD. When setting up my composition what resolution is the best? I see NTSC DV 720x480, NTSC D1 720x486 and NTSC D1 Square Pixel 720x534, are any of these suitable? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


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Michael SzalapskiRe: Composition Settings
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:11:22 pm

NTSC DV 720x480 is fine.

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Joe BurudRe: Composition Settings
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:43:58 pm

Great, thanks for the prompt response.


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Walter SoykaRe: Composition Settings
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:33:31 pm

[Joe Burud] "I'm creating a 3 minute product demo for the company I work for and they want it to play on DVD. When setting up my composition what resolution is the best?"

DVDs can be 4:3 or 16:9, and you should choose which aspect ratio you want to work in before you begin.

If you want a standard 4:3 DVD, use the NTSC DV preset. If you want to use widescreen (16:9) DVD, choose NTSC DV Widescreen.

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Joe BurudRe: Composition Settings
by on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:45:11 pm

Great, thanks Walter.


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Kevin ReinerRe: Composition Settings
by on Aug 18, 2011 at 9:09:10 pm

And remember to render out of AE in a lossless format and then compress that file for DVD in a compression app.

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