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Old November 24th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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Background jpg size for DVDs

I have looked all over and I cannot come up with any information on the size of the jpg image for the DVDs.

Many times when using a background image the cropping is way off. Is there a specific size to create the image for the DVDs?

Thanks for any help you can give.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Re: Background jpg size for DVDs

Should be 720x480 with a 1.2 pixel aspect ratio. Photoshop has a preset for this.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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Re: Background jpg size for DVDs

Thank you, Nate.

Oops ... I don't think that's what I'm looking for and I might not have been clear. I don't know why they call it a background image because it really isn't. This is the image you use on the FCPX share to DVD. It looks like a 16:9 ratio, but somehow it's always cropping the top of any image I've saved pulled from the video.

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Old November 25th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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Re: Background jpg size for DVDs

Is this what you mean? See attached.

It might be a silly question, but is it the built-in black/white DVD templates that are "cropping" the photo?
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Old November 25th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #5
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Re: Background jpg size for DVDs

Yup ... that's what it is. I try to use a frame grab and it really crops the still image in odd ways. I would have expected this to be a little more accurate, but then I might be expecting too much. I just thought that if there was a particular size I needed then I'd take it to photoshop. I just can't seem to figure out what works.

Just looking at it, it almost always seems to crop the top. I've even tried re-cropping the photo and getting rid of part of the bottom and it still crops the top. Perhaps there's not a work-around for this and I need to go without the photo ... or maybe try to do a still just using text. For the events and non-profit (no weddings or corporate stuff) that I do, there's no real need to go back to Studio Pro.

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Old November 25th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #6
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Re: Background jpg size for DVDs

Strange, works very time for me. If you're still getting glitches in FCPX, perhaps erasing and re downloading the program could fix things up.
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