DVD Architect 1.0c Aspect Ratio Annoyances

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by John, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I just got DVD Architect 1.0c. I don't know if it's me or what, but
    can somebody tell me why the workspace dimensions are not proportional
    to 640x480 (4:3)? It's like 654 x 480. WHY? I think that would be
    the first thing I would check if I was writing a DVD creation program
    is if the aspect ratio is consistent.

    Do I ignore their resolution and keep my images as 640x480 or do I
    have to re-dimeision all of my images now to 654x480 so they don't
    distort when I import them? If so, then that's just stupid. It
    doesn't appear to be a what-you-see-is-what-you-get application.
    John, Jul 13, 2003
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  2. John

    thrillcat Guest

    Just go to Options and check "Simulate Device Aspect Ratio" and it will
    switch to 4:3.
    thrillcat, Jul 13, 2003
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    Joe Sacher Guest

    NTSC Video is 720x480 at 0.9091 pixel ratio. This translates to 655x480 at
    1.000 pixel ratio. (720 x 0.9091 = 655) Those are just the facts of life,
    and nothing to do with DVDA. The 4:3 ratio of video isn't the same as the
    4:3 ratio for computers.

    You can bring the graphics into a photo program and change the canvas to
    655x480, which should give you a black, side letterboxing.
    Joe Sacher, Jul 13, 2003
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