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noyce
05-05-2005, 04:43 AM
I'm currently working on a short and just need a bit of advice. I want to be able to put my short onto a DVD for playback on PAL TV's. What resolution and FPS would be best?

Help very much appreciated.

Lukesutherland
05-05-2005, 05:34 AM
PAL = 720 x 576
25 fps

personally I work at 1024 x 576 (square pixels or 1 aspect ratio)25fps as I believe widescreen looks better

for the 3d part

THEN in After effects I make two versions


a letter boxed version at 720 width 576 height, for playback on a 4:3 tv.

and also an anamorphic version for full widescreen playback which is 720 x 576 - pixel aspect 1.4222

the reason I work at 1024 x 576 instead of just using the D1pal (widescreen preset)
Is in my experience the frames look a little better as stills (but this is debatable I am sure :) )

When I author the dvd - on the menu screen I have 2 options for playback:

widescreen and 4:3 - depending on what tv is going to be used.

nearly all the work i do is for widescreen playback but the account managers that sign off the creative view it on small 14inch 4:3 tvs

I hope that helps!

noyce
05-05-2005, 05:51 AM
It answers ALL my questions perfectly and your help has been very much appreciated. Many thanks.

Lukesutherland
05-05-2005, 06:37 AM
it's a pleasure, glad to help :)