I'm working with a 1920x1080 @ 30p footage and L&L X is working great. However, my destination will be at 1280x720p or lower and I'm trying to figure out how to crop my footage instead of zoom/resizing. I don't need the outside edges, I'm okay cropping them out. Is there a way to do this?
I just figured this out on my own and wanted to post what I did.
I set L&L to a fixed crop of 100%, so I had black edges where it stabilized. Then I sent it to Compressor and in the geometry tab I manually set my custom crop - 320 on each left and right, 180 on top/bottom. Set my res to 1280x720 and bam, worked like a charm.
Well I thought I had figured it out, but am noticing quite a bit of quality degradation. I thought there would be little/no quality drop since i'm cropping but it looks like Lock & Load is still modifying the image. I'm going to mess around with the L&L settings a bit and see if I get what I want. If I follow the same process w/o L&L quality looks fine. With L&L quality is a bit soft and I get some minor tearing and pixelation... Is this a common issue with L&L?