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  • Mon, Apr 23 2012 8:11 PM In reply to

    • Adkins Media
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    Re: Avid DVD by Sonic - Cannot change to WIDEscreen

    Still haven't figured out where I'm going wrong, but incase anyone doesn't want to create re-writeable DVDs I did find that Ifoedit DOES read a volume folder, but not a disc image created in Avid DVD. It will even play the VideoTS folder as a DVD.

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  • Wed, Apr 25 2012 2:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DVD by Sonic - Cannot change to WIDEscreen

    jwrl:

    For example, the commercial disc that I'm currently looking at has the following entry for title 1.

    Title Set 1:
     VTS_1 Video:  MPEG-2  720x480  (NTSC)  (NTSC 525/60)  (16:9)  (letterboxed)
     VTS_1 Audio 1:             English                          (Dolby AC-3)  2ch  48Kbps DRC

     

    In comparison a disc that I burned has the following entry for title 1.

    Title Set 1:
     VTS_1 Video:  MPEG-2  720x576  (PAL)  (PAL 625/50)  (16:9)  (letterboxed)
     VTS_1 Audio 1:             English                          (Dolby AC-3)  2ch  48Kbps DRC

    The files I'm writing from Avid DVD show the following

    Title Set 1:
    VTS_1 Video:  MPEG-2  720x480  (NTSC)  (NTSC 525/60)  (16:9)  (pan-scan & letterboxed)
     VTS_1 Audio 1:           Not Specified                          (Dolby AC-3)  2ch  48Kbps DRC

    I can't seem to figure out how to get Avid DVD to lock it to ONLY Letterboxed. If anyone has a solution for this problem I would greatly appreciate your help.

     

    The workflow that got me the result above was to export a QT Ref set to 16:9 Square aspect ratio, dropped directly into a new Avid DVD project set to Widescreen for Menu Aspect. Finally once the title is added to the project window I double checked that the Movie display in the attributes window is set to 16:9. I can't find any other point in the workflow to set 16:9 or letterbox.

     

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  • Wed, Apr 25 2012 2:52 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid DVD by Sonic - Cannot change to WIDEscreen

    Adkins Media:
    still does Pand and Scan on Full Screen TV.
    This is an optional setting on most DVD players, so I'm betting it's not an encoding problem. DVD-players have a setting that allows the user to choose how to display widescreen content on 4x3 TV's. Often you have the option to let the player letterbox, or let the player keep things anamorphic (so the TV should/can do the letterbox squeeze), or sometimes the player has the option to chop off the sides of widescreen sources.

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  • Wed, Apr 25 2012 3:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Avid DVD by Sonic - Cannot change to WIDEscreen

    Jonny,

    you are right, and that is why I don't use Avid DVD to author dvds...

    Avid DVD automatically 'flags' 16:9 footage with the PANandSCAN default.

    I explained it in detail in this thread, where other users also complain about this default (and not modifiable) setting:

    http://community.avid.com/forums/p/102346/589946.aspx#589946

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  • Wed, Apr 25 2012 7:37 PM In reply to

    • Adkins Media
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    Re: Avid DVD by Sonic - Cannot change to WIDEscreen

    Job ter Burg:

    Adkins Media:
    still does Pand and Scan on Full Screen TV.
    This is an optional setting on most DVD players, so I'm betting it's not an encoding problem. DVD-players have a setting that allows the user to choose how to display widescreen content on 4x3 TV's. Often you have the option to let the player letterbox, or let the player keep things anamorphic (so the TV should/can do the letterbox squeeze), or sometimes the player has the option to chop off the sides of widescreen sources.

    Very true and that was actually suggested to me in page one of this thread, for a time I thought I'd found the best solution, however, adjusting the setting on your DVD player is only useful IF you are going to be present at each viewing of your project to ensure the DVD player is set correctly or you include instructions for the client on how to set it which can be embarrassing for both you and the client.

    Thanks to Wilm Van den Broeck for pointing me at the thread he mentions above, I found a program called PgcEdit which is "donation-ware" or "nag-ware" as in can be downloaded and used for free, but they'll ask you for a donation everytime you start it up until you give in. Anyway, PgcEdit allows me to edit the programming on a DVD write file, specifically the Domain Streams Attribures. I simply un-check the "Automatic Pan & Scan" box and save the file. Then I create a disc image which finally I burn using Sonic Record Now to simply put the DVD image onto a disc. The end result is a DVD that looks like what I created in Avid DVD with all menus, buttons, and titles intact, but behaving like a hollywood grade Widescreen DVD that FORCES your DVD player to letterbox no matter how it's set up.

    So all that to say, thanks everyone for the help. An alternative to all this stepping around would of course be to get another DVD authoring software, but at this time it's just not in my budget so this is what I came up with.

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  • Wed, Apr 25 2012 11:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DVD by Sonic - Cannot change to WIDEscreen

    Adkins Media:
    An alternative to all this stepping around would of course be to get another DVD authoring software, but at this time it's just not in my budget so this is what I came up with.
    You really should check out TAW (TMPGEnc Authoring Works).  I don't use it, but those who do seem to love it.

    There's a 14-day very limited free trial, but if it meets your needs the full version will cost you $99 US.

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  • Thu, Apr 26 2012 11:58 AM In reply to

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    Re: Avid DVD by Sonic - Cannot change to WIDEscreen

    Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I'll take a look at it soon.

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