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Benjamin Charles
Dividing rendered project for video wall
on Dec 3, 2014 at 6:04:52 pm

Hi all,

I am currently working on a project for a video wall that is 7680x1080 (basically 4 x 1920x1080 screens in a row).

Using After Effects, I was thinking of making a huge comp - primarily to avoid sync issues between displays, as we've had some at the moment when using lots of separate footage syncing through BrightAuthor - basically breaking it down to 4 video files, instead of a bunch that is making it messy.

Ideally keeping it all within one chopped up comp might look better.

So, my question is - what is the most efficient way to cut up my huge comp to create 4 individual videos that will (hopefully) remain in sync and patched together?

Thanks very much in advance,

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Dividing rendered project for video wall
on Dec 3, 2014 at 6:54:59 pm

Make four 1920x1080 comps. Add the big, huge comp to one and change the horizontal position. It's a simple matter of a little arithmetic to get each positioning dead solid perfect in each comp.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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xdominguez pukkas
Re: Dividing rendered project for video wall
on Dec 11, 2014 at 8:36:22 am


I worked on a video wall of lower resolution, 2560x480. I created a canvas of that size, and I made the animation considering all the length. I keep playing it on VLC's desktop mode, and I haven't had any problem so far.

Well, that is another option if your PC on move a single file of 7680x1080.

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