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Russell Anderson
Output Playback to Monitor with Irregular Formats
on Apr 30, 2018 at 8:19:52 pm

Does anyone have a good workflow / workaround for displaying irregular format sized on a TV?

I have a Blackmagic DNXIO, which works great for playback in Avid, Premiere, and After Effects. But it (and many other playback devices) need a standard input signal type. 1080p23, 720p60, etc.

But in After Effects, I'm working in irregular sizes all the time. I wish there was a way to display what I'm doing on the TV, and just show a portion of my screen. Like the entire composition window (not the composition, but whats visible within the displayed window itself). Similar to how the Flame works.

Has anyone tried this? It's sometimes difficult with clients when I keep having to switch to a playback comp. And I feel like, just for theatricality, it's nice when the client can see stuff happening right in front of them, similar to a Flame session.

Thanks!

Russell Anderson
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Gary Reisman
Re: Output Playback to Monitor with Irregular Formats
on May 3, 2018 at 10:28:21 pm

I think it'd dependent on your cards I/O/settings

I know that in the Blackmagic Video preview setup in AE, there's a setting to scale-up or scale-down an irregular size comp to still display on the playback monitor (tho if the aspect ratio changes, it might look funky)


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Russell Anderson
Re: Output Playback to Monitor with Irregular Formats
on May 3, 2018 at 10:45:04 pm

Yeah the scale up/down just displays my comp by forcing the aspect ratio.

What’d I’m kind of looking for is a way to mimic what I do on screen. If I zoom in, it zooms in on the screen.

Almost like a slightly intelligent screen capture. Flames do something similar.

Russell Anderson
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1931034
https://onename.com/russell


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