No, it is a playback issue of BR players and TV's. So compensate for that during the shoot.
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Overscan is quite normal, even on modern HDTVs. In my experience, only the top models ($2000+) will actually show the entire 1920 x 1080 raster.
This is not something you compensate for in post production. It's just a fact of life you live with.
You do normally compensate for this in production, making sure the action falls into the "safe action" area of the frame.
Thanks for your quick response. I thought this might be the case, as well as the overscan issue on the TV itself. Thanks to all that posted. I will pay closer attention to this in production.
In the Program monitor window, you can set it to show the margins. That will give you a good idea of how much of your footage will actually be shown on a tv screen.
What I like to do when testing is to create the action safe and text safe lines in photoshop and burn them on a test DVD so I can see how much overscan shows.
My HDTV only cuts off a little bit while my older TV's really cut allot and almost go to the text safe lines.
Just something fun to test out.
Im hoping one day we will just have no PAR's and no overscan just like our computers.
Have our TV's just like our computers so if looks good on a computer it will look the same on TV's but that day im sure is far off.
That will give you a good idea of how much of your footage will actually be shown on a tv screen.
Not really. The amount of overscsan will vary from set to set. There's no way to predict how much will be cut off for the enormous variety of sets out there.
What the safe margins show is what should be viewable for most TVs, as very few will have more than 10% overscan.