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Greg Ball
what settings to use
on Nov 3, 2012 at 5:02:53 am

I have a client who is giving me 1920x1080 footage converted from MTS files and also a DVD that's 720x480 letterboxed. I need to use all footage in a timeline and output a 720x 480 quicktime file.
I've converted everything to pro res 422. The majority of the footage is 1920x1080. Would you edit in a 720 x480 timeline? In doing so all the 19201080 footage is red lined and needs to render to play it.

Which way would you go here? Thanks.

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Nick Meyers
Re: what settings to use
on Nov 3, 2012 at 9:05:37 am

"RED LINED" is a warning.
there is something wrong with your settings.
could be frame rate is off,
could be a dodgy codec (like H264 or something) oh, you say everything is PR422?
then frame-rate

have a closer look at your clip's settings vs your timeline settings,
report back.

in theory working in a 720x480 timeline is the way to go
is it ALL red line?


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Justin Keating
Re: what settings to use
on Nov 3, 2012 at 9:45:33 am

I'd edit in a 720/480 sequence. That way you can re-position your HD footage knowing what it will ultimately look like in the frame. Plus you won't be stretching (and then down-scaling) your smaller footage.

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Chris Tompkins
Re: what settings to use
on Nov 5, 2012 at 2:19:59 pm

You'll need to render that HD material in an SD sequence.

Edit in an SD final size sequence.
Watch your field orders.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC

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