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  • John Boy Moulton
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    Joined: Feb 16th, 2007, 07:02
    Layered DVD menu - image quality problem
    I have created a DVD (16:9 pal) and it works fine and looks great on an output monitor through a dvd seperate. However the menu looks really broken up and bitmapped on a computer screen at anywhere near half size. Have i got the size wrong for the layered dvd menu file? Mine was: 1024 x 576 at 72dpi for a 16:9 pal layered dvd menu Does anyone know of anyway to keep the resolution of flat menus up? Any help will be gratefully recieved! John
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  • Martin
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    Joined: Aug 24th, 2004, 12:00
    Re: Layered DVD menu - image quality problem
    As long as it looks good on a TV, you're probably good to go ... remember that DVD-Video, as a format, is meant to be viewed on a TV and not particularly on computers, so you have to keep your eventual display medium in mind. Computer monitorss provide a much larger resoultion, so the image is likely to be blown-up quite a bit when you watch it on the computer. That will make it look pixelated. The anamorphic process used to create 16:9 menus involves a whole bunch of squishing and stretching of the menu to begin with, so in the end the menu is squeexed to 768 X 576, and then stretched back out to make the wide-screen display ... basically, you are dealing with a very low resolution even though it is widescreen. It's an imvolved process, that is detailed in our DVDSP 101: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/masteringDVDSP[/url]
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