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Matt HollandScaling footage in multiscreen display
by on Feb 18, 2015 at 5:17:34 am

Hello -

I'm in the process on developing content for a rather large video display at an up coming trade show. Here are the dimensions I'm working with in AE:

9 screens high x 1 screen (960 x 4888)
6 screen high x 1 screen (960 x 3254)

These will be scaled 2x to fill the 1920x1080 screens.

I have been asked to include some footage (1920x1080) in the columns but I'm concerned that the scaling involved will leave us with a nasty looking final product. The footage will essentially be scaled up 6x. Of course, the intent is that these columns will be viewed from a distance. Should I avoid scaling or not? Should I opt for 4K stock footage instead?

Thanks so much!

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