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scott sullivan
Need a tip on changing AE comp size
on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:36:11 pm

Hi
I have an AE template I want to use in Full HD, 1920 x 1080 px - but I need to render and get it over to a Sony Vegas 720x480 project.

what should I do to change the AE template size? If i just change the comp settings in AE, the video zooms in too much and the text doesn't display properly (its off screen).

Any ideas?

Thanks!


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Need a tip on changing AE comp size
on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:40:52 pm

Nest that comp in the smaller comp and resize it.

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scott sullivan
Re: Need a tip on changing AE comp size
on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:52:06 pm

awesome and simple - thanks!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Need a tip on changing AE comp size
on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:49:34 pm

Michael's right about nesting the big comp in a small comp.

If the video is to remain 16x9, use the NTSC DV Widescreen comp preset, nest the comp in it. Use the Command-Option-f keyboard shortcut to perfectly fit the larger comp into the smaller comp.

If the video needs to be 4x3, you can either center-punch or letterbox, depending on what's required. In either case, use the NTSC DV comp preset -- not the widescreen one. then you can scale the nested layer to 100% of the comp's width for letterbox, or 100% of the comp's height for center-punch. I haven't memorized the keyboard shortcuts for doing them.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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scott sullivan
Re: Need a tip on changing AE comp size
on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:55:08 pm

thanks to you both - this simple tip helps me a lot!


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niccolo ungaro
Re: Need a tip on changing AE comp size
on Aug 4, 2011 at 8:45:55 am

One word....Sir Mr.Andrew !!! o Videocopilot + preset.

http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/aspect_ratio_letterbox/


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