Here's the problem: I've got SD spots with correctly set up title-safe graphics. However, I keep seeing the spots playing on HD TV's where the picture has been set to zoom/stretch, and consequently the title graphics are stretching off-screen.
So the question's actually a two-parter: Is there a flag I can set in my video that will override an HD set's zoom function and force my spots to play unstretched on these TV's? Or (part two), what graphics boundary settings would I have to use to keep my title graphics on-screen even it the video is zoomed?
Regarding part two, yeah, I could experiment and find out the settings that will work, but I figure someone's run into this before and has an answer, which would save me a bunch of time...
Thanks in advance...
Is there a flag I can set in my video that will override an HD set's zoom function
Thank God, no! It's bad enough that disk authors can take away our right to skip FBI warnings and all the other BS on a DVD before we actually get to the movie.
Are you talking about broadcast television "spots"?
Yes, they're SD TV spots -- 4:3 :30's and :15's. I'd rather be able to set a flag to prevent zooming than having to really crunch the graphics inwards to compensate for what happens when they're zoomed to 16:9, but if that's what I've gotta do, that's what I'll do.