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    The DV footage from my camcorder was captured in Wide-screen. It was all in wide-screen when I edited it on Premiere Elements 3.0. When I rendered and created the DVD I chose PAL wide-screen (I'm from the U.K).

    However, when I put the finished disk into my DVD player and tried to play it on my wide-screen TV, the picture was cropped and looks distorted in wide-screen mode. There is no distortion when I choose the 4:3 aspect ratio on my TV but the picture has been substantially cropped..

    I've no idea what's gone wrong. Can anyone help me?

    Thanks.

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    Need to know a bit more really.

    Did you render it to a video file, then to DVD, or straight to DVD?

    What DVD Authoring software are you using if seperate?

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    Thanks for a really prompt reply, Jerry. First of all, I rendered it to a folder and then used Nero software to burn the contents of the folder to DVD. The result was what I described previously. I thought this might be the problem so I tried again and burned it directly to DVD using Premiere Elements. But the result was exactly the same as before.

    Please let me know if I can clarify anything that might help you to help me.

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    Well it's at either of the two rendering stages guess.

    Make sure you're choosing DVAVI PAL Widescreen 16:9 when rendering out of Premiere.

    In Nero. when you go to the 'Content' page to add the file to the DVD, at the bottom is 'More', click that, then 'Video Options', DVD video - check 16:9 is checked.

    If those are already in place then we need to look further.

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    I feel the problem must lie somewhere in Premiere, seeing as the second attempt didn't involve Nero at all. Just to recap the second attempt in case I've been a bit unclear.

    1. All footage wide-screen throughout.
    2. After editing and saving, I went into "Create DVD" mode in PE
    3. Clicked on "Burn DVD"
    4. On the DVD settings, I chose Burn To: [Disk]
    5. On the Preset Selection, I chose [PAL_Widescreen_Dolby DVD].....Is this equivalent to [DVAVI PAL Widescreen 16:9] that you mentioned in your previous post?

    6. I clicked on [Burn]

    ....And several hours hours later, my coaster emerged. Well, it will only be a coaster if I can manage to get an answer to this problem. Otherwise, I'll just have to make do with it.

    Thanks for your help so far, Jerry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nclarke View Post
    Is this equivalent to [DVAVI PAL Widescreen 16:9] that you mentioned in your previous post?
    no, it's not related, that's just a DVD burning setting.

    We need to go back to the bit where you say "After editing and saving", saving as what? Because if that file is not in widescreen then there might be the problem. Which goes back to my DVAVI thing.

    From your edited footage:
    Export/Movie/Settings

    In the 'General' bit:

    "File type" to be 'Microsoft DVAVI'

    In 'Video':

    "Pixel aspect ratio" D1/DV PAL Widescreen 16:9 (1.422)

    Try that if you're not doing it already.

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