Still quite a bit of a noob here, but I am learning.
I have an 83 minute project edited in Final Cut Pro 10.0.8 and am using a MacBook Pro running 10.6.8. When played back in Final Cut and in QuickTime, the video shows just fine in its full dimensions. However, when burned to a DVD and played on two different TVs, the image is chopped down as approximated in the illustration below, which comes out of Final Cut using Share > Save current frame.
The video does not appear to be reconfiguring correctly for DVD playback. Naturally, I want this to appear in its full dimensions when viewed on a TV. My DVD is set to play in 16:9.
The source video is 1920x1080 HD, 29.97 fps, shot with the Canon XF 422 50Mbps 1080P29.97 Linear PCM codec.
Workflow: I have tried processing the project in Final Cut with three different sets of properties: 1920x1080 1080i 29.97i, 1280x720 720p 29.97p, and 1440x1080 1080i 29.97i. The results are the same: Shows fine on the computer screen, gets chopped down on TV. I am aware of differences in video quality between the computer screen and standard DVD, but am far from an expert. I just want the video to appear the correct dimension and show all of the image.
Further workflow: My practice is to Share a Master QuickTime file in Apple ProRes 422. Then pull it into Compressor 4.0.7 using the pre-set Create DVD template which gives the MPEG-2 for DVD and Dolby Digital Professional settings. Then use Hard Drive as the output device from Compressor, resulting in a disk image. Then use Disk Utility to burn the DVD at the slowest speed.
Any thoughts?................ Please!