Hey everyone. Hope you guys can help me with this little problem. I’ve read all I could about my situation, and I’m still trying to make heads or tails from my dilemma.
So I have this video that’s 1280x720 resolution. When I convert it to DVD, I do get the letterbox (which is fine), but it also gets cut off on the sides of the video - just a little. This will be viewed mainly on a 4:3 TV, by the way.
If I convert the video to 640x480, it seems that the video does not get cut off on the sides, and there are black borders around the whole video. However, if I wanted to get a new widescreen TV, then I’m going to have black borders on the side, no? My PC LCD is showing the black borders when I view the video, already.
What I’m trying to accomplish is keeping the aspect ratio of the video without it getting cut off on the sides whether I switch from a 4:3 TV or 16:9 TV, or my PC for that matter. Unless that is, it’s technically impossible.
I’m using TMPGEnc 4.0 Express to convert the video.
Clip Settings are 1:1 pixel.
Filters > Picture Resize > Full Screen (Keep aspect ratio).
Then format settings are:
Size: 720x480, Aspect Ratio: 16:9.
Any help would be awesome. Thanks in advance guys!