From my experience, the quilt layout is far-right in the top-right corner, to far-left in the lower left corner. Like this:
04 03 02 01
08 07 06 05
12 11 10 09
16 15 14 13
20 19 18 17
24 23 22 21
28 27 26 25
32 31 30 29
Notice 01 is in the top-right and represents the right-most perspective, and 32 is in the lower-left and represents the left-most perspective. This is a 4 col, 8 row layout, but the order would be similar for a 5 col, 9 row layout.
As for camera arrangement, they should be spaced horizontally equidistant from each other, pointing the same direction. Field of view should be 13.5 degrees. Finally, and this is critical, the view frustum of each camera must be shifted such that the focal point is in the center of the image. The images definitely should not be getting cropped like yours.
I don’t use C4D, but with Blender I shift the view frustum horizontally with a driver like this:
That assumes the focal point is at (0,0), and the fov is set to whatever your field of view is (be wary of degrees vs radians). It automatically shifts the view frustum so the focal point is directly in the center of the image.
Here’s a picture of my camera setup… the cameras are all pointing in the same direction, but you can see that their view frustums are shifted to look at the focal point (0,0).