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    • #33965
      tony zambos

      I use RaceRender to overlay my RaceStudio data over GoPro video. Since I have a pc that’s running Windows Vista, I take the .wmv file created by RaceRender and run it thru MediaConverter 8 to come up with an MPEG (H264 MP4) file. The MPEG is created because the video is shared with a MAC owner.
      Both the .wmv and the mpeg versions view properly on a pc monitor. Used the .wmv version as the input to Windows DVD Maker. The resulting DVD does not view properly on either a pc or tv. The image is squished from side to side and the top and bottom are cut off.
      What should the aspect ratio be for a DVD and where is it set? Thanks in advance.

      LAD Specialties customer / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    • #33971
      David Cole

      1920×1080 – that’s 16:9 ratio

      Never worked with the software before, so can’t help you where to set it up.

      David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

    • #33974
      tony zambos

      Thanks Dave

      LAD Specialties customer / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    • #34011
      James McMahon

      That’s quite a workflow you have there! I think DC is thinking of the HD formats. You can actually get HD video (AVC\Blu ray quality) on a DVD disc if the video is short enough. Of course the player has to support the format that you have chosen too. It’s a good cheap way of distributing HD videos on a disc to people that have blu ray players.

      Anyway, a regular DVD resolution is 720×480. Even though mathematically, this is not 16:9 it is is resolution you need to use for output. A flag is added to the video that makes it display in a widescreen (16:9) format.

      Are you adding menus so forth, or do you just want a DVD playable disk with the footage?
      If you have enough space, have RaceRender make you a near lossless file (huffyUV is a good example) so you get minimum degradation of quality by the time your DVD video is rendered.

    • #34053
      tony zambos

      That worked, thanks. Have tried Windows Movie Maker to add a title and a menu, but isn’t necessary.
      Yea, know that’s a bunch of steps to from a MPEG file back to a MPEG. A SmartyCam would make life easier, but not in the budget.

      Thanks again

      LAD Specialties customer / tony kart / rotax / kt100

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