Okay - I is really confused by Wikipedia now. I thought I was asking something really stright forward. Wikipedia does not seem to know Blender, nor the rules for New Zealand.
Unfortunately the line “16:9 FHA (anamorphic) or 4:3 full screen (preferably NOT letterboxed).” is my clarification. That’s what TVNZ have specified. Apparently that makes everything “really clear and obvious”.
All I know is, yes… definitely PAL (New Zealand) at 25fps.
As for deciding whether I want to render in full screen or wide screen… it’s… a TV advertisement. It’s supposed to get everyone. I’m thinking that if I go for the 16:9 ratio it would be best, as long as I know where the cut off and “true” titlesafes are for 4:3 ratio. That should keep everyone happy. But is it right for the frames I last posted?
Burning to DVD is fine but then it’s basically going to be rubbished unless it works on the air for real.
More importantly, can’t I aim for a render in 16:9 but get Blender to show it undistorted while I at least preview? Sounds like not a lot to ask.