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Mini-DV widescreen to dvd

Discussion in 'Digital camcorders' started by imnomyth, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. imnomyth

    imnomyth Member

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    I recently purchased a Panasonic PV-GS80, mostly because of it's excellent 16:9 record mode. The TV I use most is 16:9, so that is what recording mode I use However, after burning the video to dvd, I was hoping that it would appear in a letterbox format on a 4:3 TV so it wouldn't squeeze the image, but unfortunately, that's exactly what happens! Is this something that can be adjusted? (i.e. a widescreen movie will have letterbox bars on a standard television, but when played on a widescreen tv, it's full screen)
    PLEASE HELP!
    Thanks
     
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    I'm using Vegas 7.0, and the way to do it in that program is as follows:
    Create a 16:9 project
    Render it as an NTSC (or PAL) DV widescreen avi.
    Create a new project thats 4:3 and drop the rendered 16:9 avi onto the timeline.
    Render the new project using a 4:3 template.
    Ta-Daa
    What software are you using anyway?
     
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    Thanks, I'll try that software. I am using Sonic right now.
     
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    I'm not familiar with Sonic at all. But the process actually sounds generic enough to work with any program.
     
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    Where can I download the software, and do you remember how much it was?
    Thanks again.
     
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    Vegas Free Trial
    Vegas with DVD architect is about 500USD. Worth it if you want to have one of the best tools available at your disposal.
     

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