Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:50 AM
Bradford Caslon, on 16 May 2011 - 05:59 PM, said:
When one changes the menu background image, the quality of the new image is not good. Notice my images above--one version of the image is taken from the menu screen in MyDVD10 and one has not. The background image now showing is obviously less resolution, at that point, BEFORE finalizing a DVD. Some process has reduced the quality of the background menu image when one chooses to use their own image.
The estimated 320px was a guess. Click on "Change Menu Style" on the left hand side, then pass the cursor over any of the choices. Notice that for all choices the attributes are 160px by 120px, 72dpi. Why such lousy resolution? If you want to use the menu in 720px mode the quality of the menu will still be awful. My guess is that it was done in an effort to keep down the byte count.
So what can be done to have a "bigger" menu? Anything?
You are relying on the preview - don't. It is not representative ! Your are also over analyzing the process.
Use the image that you have on your computer without reduction of size or pixel.
For a test, add an image as the background and add one movie or image to the menu. Burn (encode) the test project to an image file (ISO). Don't forget to name it and select as easy place to have it made. Download the free VLC player (Cnet.com) and play that ISO file. You will see that it is the same resolution as the movie. 720 by 480.
Any higher resolution (720 or 1080) would require you to make a AVCHD or a blu-ray disc. Will you be doing that?
The images I use are typically PhotoShopped adjusted, ca 3mb, at the resolution that came out of the camera.
Edited by sknis, 17 May 2011 - 03:52 AM.
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