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Angela NikitaHow to change comp setting???
by on Jan 20, 2012 at 4:49:26 pm

Is anyone can help me out please... how can I change composition setting on AE without make ane change of my footage? I have HD NTSC comp (1920x1080) and I'm going to change to DV PAL (720x576) I really need your help.. thank's...


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Dave LaRondeRe: How to change comp setting???
by on Jan 23, 2012 at 6:12:54 pm

You have two options, and both require that you nest the original composition in a new comp.

If you want to make widescreen SD PAL video, use the DV PAL Widescreen comp preset, nest the original comp in it and scale the comp to fit the screen.

If you want to make a 4x3 SD PAL video, use the DV PAL comp preset, nest the original comp in it and scale the comp to fit VERTICALLY. This means that the sides of the original comp are cut off, but it is often done in broadcasting when going from high-definition to standard definition.

Designers who know that their work will be seen as both 4x3 and 16x9 will keep all significant graphics within the 4x3 title safe area.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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