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Old July 4th, 2005, 12:32 PM   #1
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Widescreen DVD Issues

I recently created an anamorphic DVD for presentation on a widescreen plasma TV. In the titling there is noticeable pixelation. I've exported my movie from final cut with no compression and used dvd studio with 2 pass VBR at approx 8.0 bitrate, and only once I burn it to dvd does the distortion become noticeable. Is this normal because it is stretching it out to widescreen? How do commercial film dvd's go widescreen without any pixelation?
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Old July 7th, 2005, 03:50 AM   #2
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Films on commercial dvd's are being downsampled, if you did not shoot with
a native 16:9 camera your footage is being upsampled which can cause
problems. However, I would think the problem may be in the screen, which
should be easy enough to check. Just watch the disc on some other screens.

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