Strange problem I am having. I haven't used Encore a lot. I am creating a DVD but have been unable to locate the option to set the aspect ratio to 16:9. It is defaulting to 4:3 and letter boxing my menu BG footage and dvd content. I seem to remember on previous projects a simple radio select for 16:9 on the properties panel but it not visible within this project. I don't know what I have done wrong? The footage is all .mov's exported from Premiere and most definitely 16:9 ratio.
Hope this makes sense.
Projects don't have an aspect ratio, only the assets do. If you're seeing it letterboxed, it means Encore knows it's widescreen and is treating it as such, but it's showing it to you in a 4:3 viewer. Change that to a 16:9 viewer and all would look normal.
You started with a Blanc Menu, but for widescreen you need to select Blanc Menu WIDE.
It looks like you are missing the functional content, fix that first:
No the Tv Mode is set correctly to 16:9, thankyou for your thought though. You can see in my screen cap that the title safe guides are turned on showing that it is more than just a preview issue. Any other idea's?
I am currently downloading the pack that Ann pointed me to. But a little unsure as to how it will help but heres hoping.
Thank you for your input John, although my problem still stands. As my original post's all state:
How do I make that change? You may have noticed my Encore skills are slim. Is it possible that my menu asset is 4:3? I can't find any options for changing veiwers or menu's to 16:9?
John are you suggesting I change the name of my menu item to simply have the word "WIDE" in it... I don't think so
Will install the pack that Ann mentioned now and see how it works
I edit AVCHD and downsize to DVD... and I start with a Widescreen Encore menu to match my Widescreen assets
I have no idea how... or even if... you would CHANGE what you have... you may need to start a new project and begin with a Widescreen menu
Starting a fresh is no problem as I have not proceeded with the project as I couldn't get past this hurdle. I have started fresh a couple of times already to try and spot something I'm doing wrong. When I create a new menu asset in a new project I am not given any options to create a wide menu. So what am I doing wrong?
I edited my footage(.mov) in Premiere and down converted in to DVD specs also.
>not given any options to create a wide menu
Ah... I think there is a terminology problem... as far as I know, unless you are CREATING a menu in something like Photoshop... you actually use an existing menu in Encore... so you need to select one that has WIDE at the end of the menu name... At least, that is what I do
If you do not find such menu(s) then the link Ann provided should help add more content
Yes possibly a terminology issue here. I think we're narrowing down the problem though. I have installed the content Ann mentioned but still only have 4 options in the menu library. Is this library panel where you choose a menu from?
Should there be a blank menu template so I can add my own footage etc as the background to the menu? Is there no function within Encore to build your own menu from scratch?
I have solved this problem by creating my own menu in Photoshop to the correct dimensions and all seems well. I guess my installation of Encore may be missing some templates etc so at some stage I will look into reinstalling the software. Thank you for your time!
MANY people have had problems with the content for Encore CS6, even with the link Ann posted, since the instructions are not very clear
This is for CS5, but the structure will be "similar" for Encore CS6... except for being in the 64bit program path
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Encore CS5\Library\Corporate
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Encore CS5\Library\Education
... and so on
Which means that when you unZip (or whatever) the downloaded content you will place the individual library folders as shown above... then, the next time you start Encore, it "should" let you open the folder(s) for the specific type of content
CS5 was MUCH cleaner in all this, since everything was installed during the original process, with no need to download and separately install the content