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Matthew SonbergParticular in a very wide comp
by on Jan 12, 2016 at 9:52:07 pm

So this is my first time working with a comp this size, so maybe I have a couple of questions...

1. I'm producing a scrolling graphic for a 4' X 32' led panel, so currently I just took my normal 1920:1080 size and multiplied the 1920*8 to give me the 1:8 ratio.... is that right? Or is there a much smarter way to do it?

2. As soon as I change my comp settings to the ultra wide format, I lose all my particles. What am I missing?

Again, I may be going about this completely wrong, so please forgive my ignorance.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Particular in a very wide comp
by on Jan 12, 2016 at 11:08:50 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Jan 13, 2016 at 12:08:43 am

Your description makes it sound like this is an animated sign... and it might begood idea to do a pixel count -- the number of horizontal and vertical pixels. I don't know how this display device is laid out, so it's difficult to give advice on it.

It would also be a very good idea to ask how many times per second the image changes, which would be your frame rate.

You're probably losing your particles because there isn't a lot of detail in this display device. Animated signs don't have a lot of resolution.

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


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Walter SoykaRe: Particular in a very wide comp
by on Jan 13, 2016 at 12:27:00 am

1920*8 x 1080 is 14.222:1, not 8:1. Dave is right that you need to confirm what the actual resolution and delivery specs for the LED system will be. There is a LOT of LED product on the market, and there's no way to know the correct setup without knowing what you're actually using.

In addition to confirming the correct settings, don't forget to re-size the solid that Particular is on to the new comp size.

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Matthew SonbergRe: Particular in a very wide comp
by on Jan 13, 2016 at 2:52:35 am

OK, so I got the info on the LED panels.

Chauvet PVP S5 5mm LED (96X96 pixels)

The setup is 2 panels high by 32 long. Hopefully this provides the complete info to help me!


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Dave LaRondeRe: Particular in a very wide comp
by on Jan 13, 2016 at 5:13:51 am

So did you do the arithmetic on the pixels you're working with? I didn't, but it's your project and you HAVE TO... but it doesn't sound like 1920x1080 to me! And that's what is driving your project. That and the frame rate, of which you have said NOTHING, nor the delivery specifications.

Have you learned them yet?

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


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Wallace Adrian D'AlessioRe: Particular in a very wide comp
by on Jan 13, 2016 at 4:38:21 pm

If your expression math does not fix the problem a workaround could be to clone the particle layer as needed to fill the width, perhaps upping particle size as well.

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