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Princess Tariq
Error Exporting files above 4000 pixels
on Apr 6, 2015 at 11:58:01 pm

Hi there,

I am working for a client who has requested the animation to be rendered/exported with the following specs:

File format: MPEG -4
Video format: AVC
Width (Pixels): 16416
Height (Pixels): 96
Time: 20 secs

AE is returning an error message not allowing me to export more than 4000 pixels wide. Need the file to be rendered ASAP. Any work around the above?

Cheers,
Princess


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Kevin Snyder
Re: Error Exporting files above 4000 pixels
on Apr 7, 2015 at 2:39:03 am

Will it RAM preview? You can save the preview to disk and then convert it to your codec of choice.


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Princess Tariq
Re: Error Exporting files above 4000 pixels
on Apr 7, 2015 at 2:44:31 am

Hey Kevin,

AE is letting me render the video but automatically rescales it to 4096x22. Is there anyway I can force it to not override my specs?

Cheers,
Princess


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Error Exporting files above 4000 pixels
on Apr 7, 2015 at 3:52:45 am

It rescales the longer edge to 4096 because that is the limit of the H264 codec. The client is wrong and there's no way you could do a H264 file with that resolution.


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Princess Tariq
Re: Error Exporting files above 4000 pixels
on Apr 7, 2015 at 4:41:13 am

Thanks Tero. Is there any codec that can render over 4096pixels wide in AE?


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Walter Soyka
Re: Error Exporting files above 4000 pixels
on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:33:16 pm

[Princess Tariq] "Is there any codec that can render over 4096pixels wide in AE?"

Yes, but the question is really what codecs the playback workflow or device supports.

Quicktime's Animation codec at 100% quality is lossless and pretty widely supported. Some fascia systems like this also prefer AVI with no compression.

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Cassius Marques
Re: Error Exporting files above 4000 pixels
on Apr 7, 2015 at 5:27:30 pm

See if they accept any other format.
See if you can split the videos into more parts, most projection systems (that I imagine is your final use) support multiple imputs.

We usually use .mov JPG, it can render out almost any size (our last one was 8378x720 for one part) its quick to export, relatively small filesize. And the loss of information is not very noticible when you're seeing it 40m afar.

Also I'm almost certain that if you generate some intermediate file, quicktime pro can export h264 wider than 4k. But I won't advise in using it. You really should get more information from the client.


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