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Ceri Allen
Title safe areas in AE v10.0
on Dec 9, 2013 at 1:32:23 pm


I am generally always confused over which 'line' I need to work to for title safe areas when creating broadcast graphics (working and delivering at 1920x1080)
In after effects the default is action safe at 10% and title safe at 20%. Are these the correct values? Also there is then the centre cut safe zones for non-widescreen displays. Which should I work to as a industry standard for broadcast delivery? (obviously if there is a channel tech spec that specifies the I'd follow that, but just wondering whether the default is to allow for 4:3 safe or not?)


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Title safe areas in AE v10.0
on Dec 9, 2013 at 5:20:34 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Dec 10, 2013 at 1:44:05 am

A lot of people seem to be ignoring 4x3 when making HD graphics.

I don't, but I DO play fast & loose a bit by letting text stray beyond 4x3 title safe almost to action safe. It doesn't seem to hurt... and I have a 4x3 TV set at home which I still use, to check what grandmas & grandpas see on their sets. No problems so far: the graphics aren't cut off.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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