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jim branstetterCreating a lo-res render look?
by on Sep 13, 2013 at 12:10:33 am


I'm working on a projected video project and when I preview the project with 1/3 resolution I love the look. It's too smooth at full resolution.

So my question is whats the best way to get the 1/3 resolution preview look.

Any Ideas?

Thanks, Jim

Jim Branstetter

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Dave LaRondeRe: Creating a lo-res render look?
by on Sep 13, 2013 at 1:37:38 am

Try this:
Make a new comp with horizontal & vertical dimensions one-third of normal.
Add the footage to to the comp and scale it to fit the comp.
Make a comp in the normal dimensions.
Add the footage.
Scale it to fit the comp.

You're ready for the final render.

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

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Creating a lo-res render look?
by on Sep 13, 2013 at 8:07:31 am

Dave's suggestion is a way to go, however if you will loose resolution overall. If it's just the crisp look that bothers you but you still want smooth edges and not jaggy pixels, you can soften the image by adding noise or grain and/or applying a small channel blur (blue works best in most situations).

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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