ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Curious Composition size

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Gabi BucataruCurious Composition size
by on Sep 3, 2011 at 4:14:17 am

Hi Gang -

Be gentle - first poster in here. But take this:

I am importing a HDV clip that has the following settings into AE CS5:

1440x1080 (1.33), Separating (Upper)
29.97 fps
HDV 1080i60

... and when I am dragging it over the Make New Composition" icon, the composition looks more like a 4:3 ratio and I have no way of changing that for the clip to look normal unless I set the composition to 1920x1440 (using Square pixels).

Also by default I cannot create a new composition using the 1440 x 1080 size (an square pixels) - the "Lock Aspect Ratio" always shows 4:3 (1.33)...

Am I doing something wrong??

Thanks!!
Gabi


Return to posts index


Darby EdelenRe: Curious Composition size
by on Sep 3, 2011 at 12:51:03 pm

[Gabi Bucataru] "
1440x1080 (1.33), Separating (Upper)
29.97 fps
HDV 1080i60"


The HDV footage has a pixel aspect ratio of 1.33. It is not square pixel. You either want to use the HDV 1080 composition preset and make sure that you view with pixel aspect ratio correction turned on (it's a composition viewer switch), or you want to put the clip in a 1920x1080 square pixel comp.

Darby Edelen


Return to posts index


ben g ungurenRe: Curious Composition size
by on Sep 3, 2011 at 3:49:45 pm

I'd go with setting up a comp that is 1920x1080 pixels, with a Square (1.0) pixel aspect ratio. When you drag in your 1440x1080 footage, press command+opt+f (ctrl+alt+f) to make it fit to the composition.

In my opinion, it's a good rule of thumb to work in square pixels -- things are less likely to get messed up....

Ben Unguren
Motion Graphics & Editing
http://www.mostlydocumentary.com


Return to posts index


Gabi BucataruRe: Curious Composition size
by on Sep 6, 2011 at 3:06:25 pm

Darby and Ben -

Thanks for your responses - Placing the clip in a 1920x1080 square pixel comp solved the issue (using the square pixel setting).

Also I choose that same setting to render the final clip - to be used later in FCP -

Thanks a bunch!
Gabi


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]