I have created a project in Premiere Elements in 16:9 high definition format. When I burn a DVD and show it on a high definition television it looks fine. But when I show the same DVD on a standard 4:3 screen, instead of displaying the entire 16:9 frame on the 4:3 screen (like most films on DVD do), the picture fills in the entire screen...cutting off part of the left and right part of the frame.
I know that there must be a way to retain the entire 16:9 frame, even when viewing on a standard TV and stopping it from zooming into the image. I would like to have a product where people can watch my hd video (whether on a standard or high def TV) and look at the entire 16:9 frame. Any help would be appreciated.
I don't know how to fix your problem... but your movie is NOT high definition, or it would not burn to DVD, you have a Widescreen SD movie
A DVD may not, by specification, contain HD... HD requires a BluRay disc
I usually find those options in the TV settings menu.
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Along with the Menu for the settings on the TV, check on the settings for the attached player. Each can play a role in how the material is displayed. Still, the TV would be my first place to check. My 40" Toshiba on the patio has 4 possible ways to handle non-16:9 material.