Hi there i hope someone can help me. I have a basic Knowledge in After Effects CS4, and i am putting together a presentation to promote my company its going to be shown on a 42" Plasma Screen and played form either a DVD Player or a PC. I have set up my Comp with PAL D1/DV Widescreen square pixel is this ok?, i am unsure of what height and width to make my Comp size in pixels and unsure of the pixel aspect ratio. Any Help on this would be much appreciated.
Re: After Effects Help - comp resolutions by Ben Heusner on Aug 27, 2009 at 5:40:22 am
Using that preset will be fine for a graphic presentation.
If you're playing it back from a standard def DVD player then your final format will always have to be PAL (720x576) with the optional 16:9 PAR flag. When you encode to MPEG2 for DVD your encoder will squeeze it to the right format (as long as you pick the right options, of course!)