I created a video that was shot at 1920 x 1024 (AVCHD) and added a slideshow comprised of still images with a resolution of 1920x1080 square pixels (Photoshop Video/Film preset), then exported it to DVD using the NTSC widescreen format. (Eventually I would like to burn to Blue-ray, yet I don’t have a burner at the moment). During playback on a regular 4:3 aspect TV (yes, I know this is not widescreen) I’ve noticed a few of the images are cut-off or missing the outer 25% of the left and right sides of the image, the the video look good 90% with no obvious image "cropping". I’m guessing if I watched this on an actual widescreen TV that I would see the entire image, yet I have no idea. I was actually expecting to see the “letterbox” (black bars at the top/bottom of the screen) upon playback on a 4:3 TV, yet the video appears undistorted using the entire 4:3 screen. Thoughts? Thank you, Brandon
Try the set up of your DVD player... you usually have 3 screen configuration options for play back... one will give you the black bars top and bottom, one expands the video to fit the height of the screen cutting off the edges and the third sqishes it to fit the whole picture in the frame.
Thanks Paul - I will give it a try tonight.
That did it.