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Can somebody please tell me if the TV safe app is absolute or does it apply for a specific screen i.e. 4.3 normal or 16.9 widescreen.

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Can somebody please tell me if the TV safe app is absolute or does it apply for a specific screen i.e. 4.3 normal or 16.9 widescreen.

 

 

Did you ever try using the search function in the forum.

 

Top right on this page. Click on the little cog wheel (beside search), when the screen opens type in "tv safe area" (use the quotes), select forum, then enter.....you will get lots of hits, do some reading.

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Did you ever try using the search function in the forum.

 

Top right on this page. Click on the little cog wheel (beside search), when the screen opens type in "tv safe area" (use the quotes), select forum, then enter.....you will get lots of hits, do some reading.

 

Thanks a lot for your reply. Yeah I often think about hitting help buttons, but the downside on that is if everybody did that nobody would be doing any talking on here anymore, then there would be no discussion. I always think it's nice to talk to people and people answer in different ways so you get more than one idea.

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Hi Ogdens I took your advice and did a search and to be honest it wasn't really that helpful, great for using a image cropper but it doesn't really answer my question. I don't want to be fitting a lot of text on to a reduced size screen by reducing the size of the font unless I have to making it more difficult to read than need be.So what aspect is the reduced screen 4.3 normal or 16.9 widscreen ? or is it for older obsolete tv technology.

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Hi Ogdens I took your advice and did a search and to be honest it wasn't really that helpful, great for using a image cropper but it doesn't really answer my question. I don't want to be fitting a lot of text on to a reduced size screen by reducing the size of the font unless I have to making it more difficult to read than need be.So what aspect is the reduced screen 4.3 normal or 16.9 widscreen ? or is it for older obsolete tv technology.

 

How about rephrasing the question . I'm not sure what you mean.

 

The size of the safe zone for either ratio is more dependent on the type of TV. The old CRT tubes had safe zones at about 85 percent of the image while the newer ones are closer to 95%; monitors are even more. As always though you have to play with what works for you.

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How about rephrasing the question . I'm not sure what you mean.

 

The size of the safe zone for either ratio is more dependent on the type of TV. The old CRT tubes had safe zones at about 85 percent of the image while the newer ones are closer to 95%; monitors are even more. As always though you have to play with what works for you.

 

Thanks for your reply. OK I looked at a roxio tutorial vid on text scrolling an answer to a query of mine. In the vid it was going to tv safe zone and this is where it first came to my attention.Not knowing what it actually meant I wanted to know if this is a blanket setting with everthing or if not to what extent should I be applying it, so, I asked the question. To rephrase the question because I don't want to pull everything to the centre of the screen when it plays on a modern tv. I produce my projects in 16.9 format which is widescreen.I have a clip that as an introduction it has a lot of text and to facilitate using a larger font I am scrolling it but, obviously if I am not bound to the tv safe zone then I can use more of the screen.

 

 

 

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Thanks for your reply. OK I looked at a roxio tutorial vid on text scrolling an answer to a query of mine. In the vid it was going to tv safe zone and this is where it first came to my attention.Not knowing what it actually meant I wanted to know if this is a blanket setting with everthing or if not to what extent should I be applying it, so, I asked the question. To rephrase the question because I don't want to pull everything to the centre of the screen when it plays on a modern tv. I produce my projects in 16.9 format which is widescreen.I have a clip that as an introduction it has a lot of text and to facilitate using a larger font I am scrolling it but, obviously if I am not bound to the tv safe zone then I can use more of the screen.

 

Try your text, the way that you want it, and see if any is cut off on your TV. Then you'll know whether or not you have to change the text.

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Try your text, the way that you want it, and see if any is cut off on your TV. Then you'll know whether or not you have to change the text.

Thank you for your reply. So it seems like it is a suck it and see then. Thats the obvious way to find out but this is in HD and I was hoping to avoid long render and burn and wasting a disk.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for your reply. OK I looked at a roxio tutorial vid on text scrolling an answer to a query of mine. In the vid it was going to tv safe zone and this is where it first came to my attention.Not knowing what it actually meant I wanted to know if this is a blanket setting with everthing or if not to what extent should I be applying it, so, I asked the question. To rephrase the question because I don't want to pull everything to the centre of the screen when it plays on a modern tv. I produce my projects in 16.9 format which is widescreen.I have a clip that as an introduction it has a lot of text and to facilitate using a larger font I am scrolling it but, obviously if I am not bound to the tv safe zone then I can use more of the screen.

 

 

A couple thoughts. Keep in mind that the safe zone the programs display is for the most part a 'worst case' scenario, being roughly the 85% SKNIS noted. That would be about what older 4:3 sets tend to be for overscan. Newer wide screen sets tend to be less. My flat panel plasma for example has very little, less than 5% over scan.

 

Something else to keep in mind. If you're doing 16:9 projects, the top/bottom safe zone should be less important than the left/right ones for when it's going to be played on an older 4:3 set. When played on those, they should be getting 'letter boxed' to fit the video on the screen, meaning the top and bottom of the screen would have black bars, and the overscan area falls into those. The top/bottom of the video itself should display all the way to the edge.

 

Like GRANDPA BRUCE suggested, get a couple RW erasable discs to do some small test projects with and see what type of playback results you get, then adjust from there.

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Thank you for your reply. So it seems like it is a suck it and see then. Thats the obvious way to find out but this is in HD and I was hoping to avoid long render and burn and wasting a disk.

 

Do a short project (time wise) as a test.

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A couple thoughts. Keep in mind that the safe zone the programs display is for the most part a 'worst case' scenario, being roughly the 85% SKNIS noted. That would be about what older 4:3 sets tend to be for overscan. Newer wide screen sets tend to be less. My flat panel plasma for example has very little, less than 5% over scan.

 

Something else to keep in mind. If you're doing 16:9 projects, the top/bottom safe zone should be less important than the left/right ones for when it's going to be played on an older 4:3 set. When played on those, they should be getting 'letter boxed' to fit the video on the screen, meaning the top and bottom of the screen would have black bars, and the overscan area falls into those. The top/bottom of the video itself should display all the way to the edge.

 

Like GRANDPA BRUCE suggested, get a couple RW erasable discs to do some small test projects with and see what type of playback results you get, then adjust from there.

Thanks sounds good

 

 

 

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Do a short project (time wise) as a test.

Thanks grandpa will do

 

 

 

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