Aspect Ratio issues for an animation! PAL to NTSC
by jacinda klouwens on May 30, 2012 at 8:37:20 am
Hi I'm in NZ, and am trying to create a H.264 widescreen NTSC file (for a possible USA festival screening) and just hoping someone can help me?
My film is an short animation (PAL.1024x576) and whilst the ratio looks fine on the project file - and the PAL QT exports are fine on my computer (as are pngs) the NTSC (QT.mov) exports look squashed...is that normal?
Any advice on the best export settings for a PAL to NTSC/H.26 file would be much appreciated!
Here's my specs:
The AfterEffects project file (CS3) settings are:
PAL D1/DV Widescreen Square Pixel
Pixel Aspect ratio: Square Pixels (Frame aspect ratio 16:9)
Frame rate: 25 fps (for animation)
resolution: Full (1024, 2.2 MB per 8bpc frame)
So I need to export it out as a H.264/ NTSC widescreen file so the settings I tried are:
Preset size settings: NTSC 720 x 480 (16x9)