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Ron Dawson
How do you edit larger resolutions in smaller res timelines?
on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:38:55 pm

I have a 720 project where I'm editing 1080 footage. I drop the foootage on the timeline and the scale percentage is 100%. The normal expectation is that it should be 66.67% since it's a 1080p file in a 720p project. I understand that becaause of the spatial conform feature (set to fit), that any footage will read 100% when dropped in. So then my understanding is that if the project is 720, I should be able to blow the footage to 150% (yielding 1080) and have it still look good. I did that and the footage looks like something that was blown up 150%. It doesn't have the crisp look that I'd expect.

I've tried resetting spatial conform to "None" yet the Scale % doesn't change. At all three spatial conform settings, the 1080p footage in this 720p project reads 100%.

What am I missing? How can one edit a larger resolution file in a smaller resolution project and get it to work as expected.

Ron Dawson
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