I'm trying to figure out a way that I can send the best quality Quicktime file on a DVD to a friend. The 35 minutes of 1920x1080 24p footage from my Canon HV20 is edited on Final Cut Pro 6, and I even did the pulldown in Compressor. It's ready to go.
My friend in Chicago is an expert PC user, and I want him to have the option of doing whatever he wants with the footage. The question: what Compressor settings should I use to create a video file that will fit on a data disc DVD?
I've tried using Compressor to create said file, but the aspect ratio is always off. I believe that my best options are Quicktime (ProRes 720x480), Mpeg2, and Mpeg4. So, far it's not the size that has been the problem. I can create a file that's less than 4.6 GB (Mpeg4, for instance). But, the aspect ratio doesn't come out like the original footage. The compressed video isn't 16:9. I've played with these formats and everything is squashed!
Should I use Quicktime Conversion in FCP instead? Would that simplify anything? Please help.