Thanks for the reply. The source video is 720 x 576, film length about 8 mins (although the camera does HD it was set for SD) - i managed to get the aspect ratio sorted by changing the automatic setting over to wide screen. But I noticed that the file size of the film was reduced to about 300mb from its 2 - 3gb original size. If I was to create a DVD image straight from final cut pro it is vastly superior to an external DVD creator. The problem with using FCP is that it only creates a DVD of the current film and I need to create compilation DVDs.