I create 3D animations using Maya. I'm trying to figure out the best way to burn them into DVDs so I can go out and present them and send them out and hopefully get some work. I render them out of Maya as image sequences and then bring them into After Effects for final compositing. Then I make an uncompressed .mov or .avi and use some burning software to burn them onto DVDs. So far so good, but here's the problem. Originally, I use Maya's NTSC preset which is 720 x 486, device aspect ratio 1.333 and pixel aspect ratio .9. I figured that would make sense since my final product is a DVD. I've tried Roxio, Nero and DVDflick. When I play the DVDs on my TV set, the image is stretched horizontally. The only way that I've figured out to correct it is to use the NTSC square pixel preset in After Effects to render the .mov or .avi, which is 720 X 534. This seems kind of nuts to me since what I seem to be doing is rendering the original animations at .9, converting them to square pixels and then converting them back to .9 when I burn the DVD. Shouldn't the DVD burning software be happy with 720 x 486, .9 pixel aspect ratio? I'm only talking about a few minutes of animation here but I need them to be at the highest quality possible. Any help that anyone could give me with this would be greatly appreciated.