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widescreen and dv camera


mikemoke2000

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Hello, I own a sony DV DCR-HC42 widescreen and I have recorded my family videos in widescreen mode. I don't have a widescreen TV but when I'm playing directly from the camera to the TV I can watch 16:9 videos as old 16:9 movies on normal TV. However when I record videos on DVD with EMC 8, even after selecting 16:9 mode in EMC settings, videos results strecht. How can I fix this. THX

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That's what MyDVD is for. Just add the DV AVI file to MyDVD project and it will convert to 16:9 MPEG 2. For some reason, capturing directly from firewire to MPEG 2 loses the 16:9 flag needed.

 

Capture your footage in DV AVI 16:9

Run MyDVD

You can use either 4:3 or 16:9 menus

Add your DV AVI file

Edit the menu

Then Burn to disc, ISO or video folder

 

MyDVD will indeed keep the 16:9 this way.

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The DCR-HC42 is a minDV tape camcorder. Please use firewire and capture as DV AVI ONLY. Capturing as MPEG2 loses the 16:9 flag that tells Videowave it is widescreen. DO NOT use the included USB cable for capturing. You will get lower resolution.

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thank you for your help. Indeed, I'm already using firewire 1394 because I have experienced some problems in the past. As you told me I have to use AVI files but my dvd players doesn't support avi, is there is a possibility to retransform after to MPEG 2 and to keep 16:9 format. Thx

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