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10-01-2003, 09:33 AM

I was just hoping someone could give me some instruction on rendering for PAL DVD (frame size, fields?, pixelaspect, codec etc.)

Any help would be appreciated!


10-01-2003, 10:03 AM
not to sound like a jerk, but have you tried the search button on top of this site?
It's one of those questions that gets asked about every week or so...

As for rendering:

PAL : 720x576 (non square), 25fps, field order is more a hardware thing (i.e. if you use a M100 or another edit suite to edit in), USE NO COMPRESSION, ALWAYS render uncompressed sequences (TGA, PICT, RLA, RPF), use these sequences to render your final MPEG-2 stream...

10-01-2003, 10:55 AM
Yeah sorry, couldnt see the search thing at first glance. Mid afternoon lazyeye must have set in. I do always render uncompressed :) but was confused about the pixel aspect ratio, you say non square but how non square. I know that for DV it is different (1.067 or something). I usually edit in final cut pro but have DFX for compositing.

Anyway thanks for your reply, I'll do that search thing!

10-02-2003, 08:11 AM
Just look at your resolution:

768 x 576 is square pixel when your screen is 4:3

(576/3)/(768/4)=1=square pixel

a rendered sphere will look squashed on your PC monitor (asuming you use a square pixel screen resolution on a 4:3 monitor), it will only look right when looked on a tv on your edit set (as this corrects pixel aspect ratios)

You get the idea, LW comes with enough presets that should help (the PAL D1 preset is usually the right one for DVD work)