I render as NTSC DVD Wide Screen the instructional videos I shoot in 1440. I do this so that I can then use Handbrake to create MP4 Chapters which I think uplod to S3 and build chapter playlists which my users find very valuable. The problem that I am looking for a solution to is this.
The NTSC Wide Screen is only 720 px wide which scrunches the video. It looks so much better in 1440 then 720. It seems the only way to get to 1440 is to render as an MPEG but then I lose the chapter markers. So I know (or so I've been told) that I can render in AVI and preserve the chpater markers, but that takes 10 hours or so and the file size is just astronoimically large. Is there a way to create a 1440 (minimum) width DVD?
Thanks in Advance,
Premiere Elements should output a widescreen DVD from a project set up for widescreen. You do have your project settings set to 1440x1080 AVCHD video, right?
Have you checked the DVD files it outputs BEFORE you apply Handbrake to it? It could be that Handbrake is changing the pixel aspect ratio?
Try using Share/Computer/AVI with a DV preset to output your 1440x1080 movie as standard definition video. Does it produce a widescreen video? (Again, it's vital that your original project be set up to match your original video specs in order for these tools to work!)
Wow Steve, thanks for the quick reply.
Let me go back and double check all of this and I'll report back and let you know.