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Problem with aspect ratio - Quicktime Movies


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I just upgraded to Toast 6.1.1. Running OSX 10.4.9 on Dual G5. Exported Quicktime Movie

from FCP DV/NTSC 4:3. After burning with Toast it plays back as 16X9 stretched on both my

computer and a commercial DVD player. This never happened with earlier versions, only

mounting problems. Had to burn DVD with DVD Studio Pro. Then made copies in Toast.

What is causing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Movie properties are 640x480, and yes the box is checked. I only use Toast when I'm short for time.

What would you use?

 

Thanks for your reply.

I recall Toast 6 having trouble getting the aspect ratio right. I was glad Roxio added a manual option to force 4:3 or 16:9 with Toast 7 and 8. Those versions also have a much improved MPEG encoder for better quality along with AC3 audio encoding.

 

I don't know why Toast thought the video was 16:9. You might find this Apple article interesting - Here - but note that you are trying to prevent rather than create an anamorphic video.

 

You can change the IFO on the DVD manually to fix what Toast did wrong. I'd choose Save as Disc Image rather than burn a DVD before doing this. But since you already have the DVD, in the Finder copy the VIDEO_TS folder to your hard drive. Select it and choose Get Info. Now change the permissions to Read & Write and under Details click "Apply to enclosed items." Next, download myDVDEdit. Open the VIDEO_TS in myDVDEdit. Select the title in the upper left window that has the wrong aspect ratio. Click the IFO button in the middle part of the window. Where the aspect ratio is show change it to the standard 4:3 format. Do this for any other titles on the DVD. Click Save. Now use Toast's DVD video from VIDEO_TS setting to burn your new DVD with the correct aspect ratio.

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Open the Final Cut exported movie in QuickTime. Choose Show Movie Properties from the Window menu. Select the video track and click the Visual Settings button. How does QuickTime describe the scaled size? Is Preserve Aspect Ratio checked?

 

Personally I wouldn't use Toast 6 to do MPEG encoding unless I had no other option.

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Open the Final Cut exported movie in QuickTime. Choose Show Movie Properties from the Window menu. Select the video track and click the Visual Settings button. How does QuickTime describe the scaled size? Is Preserve Aspect Ratio checked?

 

Personally I wouldn't use Toast 6 to do MPEG encoding unless I had no other option.

 

 

Movie properties are 640x480, and yes the box is checked. I only use Toast when I'm short for time.

What would you use?

 

Thanks for your reply.

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