Video and menu gets cropped

acquirk

Video and menu gets cropped

Post by acquirk »

Hello,

I just authored a DVD and burned it without any problems, but when I play it on a television the menu edges and video edges are cut off. The resolution looks right, but everything is cropped.

I couldn't find any other instances of this in the forum. Anyone know a fix?

Thanks!
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Post by DVDDoug »

This is normal. TVs are normally adjusted for overscan on all 4 sides to compensate for various analog issues. The amount of overscan varies from TV-to-TV, but you usually loose about 10% of the picture. Professional photographers and producers know to keep all of the important information inside the safe area.
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acquirk

thanks!

Post by acquirk »

Wow, I've seen that safe area in my editor for so long and always assumed it was some TV-related thing (I work in web video) but never knew what. Thanks for clearing this up.