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Old January 10th, 2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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Exporting From HD (wide) to a letterboxed 4:3 SD DVD

Anyone up for a quick answer?

I've read and experimented with all the best ways to Export widescreen DVD's.

However I want to dummyproof a DVD for my clients big board meeting. It will be shown on a 720x480 projector. There setup (by default) will squeeze the picture instead of letterboxing it or cutting off the edges.

So I want to letterbox it myself so it doesn't look distorted.

Have to have the DVD to fedex in 2 hours (6pm Eastern Time)

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Old January 10th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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I have had luck with importing a WMV into PowerPoint.
Be sure to make the background black.
Hopefully the machine connected to the projector is fast enough.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #3
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Export to CineForm at 720x480 (NTSC) but use a 0.9 pixel aspect ratio. That will letterbox your output within a 4x3 frame. Make sure you are running Aspecrt HD 3.4 Build 45, there was a small fix that could image this workflow.

I had to produce a 4x3 encoded letterboxed DVD for a projection need, the above is how I did it.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 04:41 PM   #4
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Thans guys.
David, I can't find the dialouge that tells me what build I'm running. If I don't have that build is it safe to update mid-project?

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Old January 10th, 2006, 05:20 PM   #5
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No danger in updating, particularly from build 43 or 44 to 45 (only one component is different.) The build number is written on the splash screen of HDLink.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #6
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Hi David,

I'm running Build 35. How do I update it?

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Old January 10th, 2006, 05:59 PM   #7
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The update to Aspect HD is available here : http://www.cineform.com/products/UpgradeAHDStart.htm
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