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deb gregory
Workflow FCP - AE - DVDSP
on Apr 12, 2013 at 9:09:17 pm

I need some help making sense of Comp and Sequence settings when working between FCP and AE. Most of the footage is Canon DSLR HD but some is HDV and there are even some low res recordings of skype calls and some photographs that need to fit into this edit.

The final output is to DVD.

I plan to take the skype footage and pics into AE and create some graphics/animation.

What is the best workflow for this sort of project? In FCP, the main HD video is in an HD timeline but I'm not excited about adding the HDV stuff to upres and then compress later for DVD. Should I nest the HD comp into a HDV comp and then add the AE project there?

Any suggestions on comp settings for AE and FCP as well as a smart workflow? Also, I'm uncertain as to the best aspect ratio when merging a variety of footage. What about square vs rectangle pixels with mixed footage?

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