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Problem with Pixela VideoBrowser aspect ratio

by albertzammit / May 30, 2013 7:33 PM PDT

Hi all,

I use a Canon Legria fs406 camcorder. I transferred the video clips to PC using the supplied software Pixela VideoBrowser. I use a Samsung 32" lcd tv (16:9). My dvd's are being produced with upper and lower black letterheads. Both clips shot with 'widescreen on' and 'widescreen off' result in dvd's with letterheads on top and bottom of screen. Cannot find a setting on VideoBrowser to adjust the aspect ratio. I thought that by having a 16:9 TV, I would not have letterheads, but I still get them. The only undesired solution I had to use was to adjust the zoom of the TV each time I watch one of the dvd's I produced.

Are there any other solutions please?

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It's a Standard Definition camcorder.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2013 1:29 AM PDT

There's actually no problem here. Given the camcorder is SD and its sensor dimensions and it appears you are making Video DVDs you should see those bars.

Nothing seems wrong here except you may not have folk to discuss this or point out that it looks like this should and does happen.

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Pixela VideoBrowser aspect ratio settings
by albertzammit / June 1, 2013 10:31 PM PDT

Yes the camcorder is SD. But why can't one have the option to either produce a full screen image dvd or with letterheads, with the software supplied with the camcorder.

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Because you are making a "Video DVD"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2013 1:29 AM PDT

And that is a standard carved in stone. You want a Video DVD but without bars on a HD WideScreen. This will never happen because these two standards don't support such.

If you were to create some other type DVD and play it on some of the better BluRay players you might fix that but I can't write what it takes here. I'll just leave with a search about that.


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use my tool sdcopy
by sektionschef / June 2, 2013 3:47 AM PDT
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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2013 4:34 AM PDT
In reply to: use my tool sdcopy

OK, they have the mod or mpg files but how to create a WideScreen "Video DVD"? Let's be very clear about the standards here. "Video DVD" is a defined thing with limitations. If we want to create something else, then let's call it out.

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