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The least painful thing to do is shoot your project in 16×9, then provided your editing software allows it letterbox the finished edit when you export out to MPEG2 for DVD. Letterboxing will resize the image to scale so it won’t look squashed on a 4×3 screen an not noticably stretched on a widescreen tv. You will have to shoot it the way Birdcat suggested by keeping your main subjects and titles within a 4×3 space. The only ‘drawback’ is you will have the black lines at the top and bottom of the screen. For some reason that bothers some people as they think they’re being cheated out of some of the image when in fact they are getting to see the whole picture.