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magic-rat is not online. Last active: 5/19/2012 4:22:28 PM magic-rat
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Cropping That Occurs When Creating DVDs
Posted: 25 Nov 2005 09:16 AM
Ok. Since I stumbled across this site and you folks have given me all this new neat stuff to use, I now have a new problem that I've never had before ...

In the old days, my standard "out of the box" effects and transitions always looked just fine when I burned my videos from computer to DVD. I would lose the normal 5% or so of the screen around the edges ... but no big deal.

Now, however, with things like PIP and split screen ... that 5% loss is a problem. "Meaningful" portions of the screen get cropped.

So ... what's the best technique to make sure none of the "meaninful" stuff gets cropped?

I guess a nice feature to have would be an overlay on the preview screen that would show me "roughly" (cause I know all TVs are a little different) where the "safe" part of the screen is.

... or is there some Jedi-Knight way to use Windows Media Encoder to "make it all good?"

-- Rat

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The golden rule: Import in DV-AVI, Edit in DV-AVI, Save in DV-AVI ... then compress with "Windows Media Encoder"
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Re: Cropping That Occurs When Creating DVDs
Posted: 27 Nov 2005 04:25 PM
d*mn. I guess I'll just have to keep "eying it up" ... LOL.

Oh well.

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The golden rule: Import in DV-AVI, Edit in DV-AVI, Save in DV-AVI ... then compress with "Windows Media Encoder"
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Re: Cropping That Occurs When Creating DVDs
Posted: 27 Nov 2005 05:41 PM
Rat,
You can make custom effects to scale the frame a bit so that your frame always stays inside TV Safe zone.

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}">
<Effect name="Scale 0.80" iconid="33" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="0.80" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.80" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Scale 0.85" iconid="33" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="0.85" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.85" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Scale 0.90" iconid="33" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="0.90" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.90" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Scale 0.95" iconid="33" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
<Param name="ScaleA" value="0.95" />
<Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.95" />
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


Copy paste the xml code into notepad and Save As scale.xml in folder C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX. Create the AddOnTFX folder if necessary. Confirm the file has .xml extension by turning off the "hide extensions of known file types" from Explorer > Tools > Folder options > View. Restart WMM.

For use with Split Video transitions apply the same scale effect to both clips before applying the split transition.



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Re: Cropping That Occurs When Creating DVDs
Posted: 28 Nov 2005 04:04 PM
Nice.


Thanks!

-- Rat

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The golden rule: Import in DV-AVI, Edit in DV-AVI, Save in DV-AVI ... then compress with "Windows Media Encoder"
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Re: Cropping That Occurs When Creating DVDs
Posted: 28 Nov 2005 05:42 PM
Oh. This works better than I could hope for.

Excellent!

-- Rat

"Ride to the sound of the guns."

The golden rule: Import in DV-AVI, Edit in DV-AVI, Save in DV-AVI ... then compress with "Windows Media Encoder"
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Re: Cropping That Occurs When Creating DVDs
Posted: 28 Nov 2005 05:44 PM
I'm curious, which scaling works best for you and your TV?
(I'm sure they are all different, but just thought I'd ask what you experienced.)

-=Blaine=-

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Re: Cropping That Occurs When Creating DVDs
Posted: 29 Nov 2005 10:58 PM
Well, I only tested it with PIP and the having the PIP in the upper right corner.

On my big TV 90% ... on my little cheapo portable 85% ...

-- Rat

"Ride to the sound of the guns."

The golden rule: Import in DV-AVI, Edit in DV-AVI, Save in DV-AVI ... then compress with "Windows Media Encoder"
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