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Mike Edge
Turning 486 into 525?
on Mar 2, 2009 at 11:27:31 pm

I just got the broadcast tech specs from a station I'll be delivering an infomercial to and for Standard Definition Video Aspect it says:

Preference 1: 16:9 aspect ratio (full height anamorphic, not letterbox) 525 NTSC
Preference 2: 4:3 aspect ratio (full height, not letterbox) 525 NTSC

I shot everything at 720p30 on the HVX and down rezzed it to 720x486 in After Effects (the D1 preset) and plan on bringing the final video back into Final Cut Pro to print to tape. Should I just adjust the preset in After Effects from 720x486 to 720x525 and find ways to make sure there is footage in that extra space or is there a better way to handle this?


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Dino Sanacory
Re: Turning 486 into 525?
on Mar 3, 2009 at 8:23:25 pm

This forum is really starting to make me feel old. You are fine at 486.

Standard definition video for North America is defined as having a vertical line rate of 525 with 486 of those being the active picture area.

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