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Mark Pybus
Converting Project Resolutions...
on Aug 21, 2009 at 5:46:16 pm

Hello,

Does anyone know of any 'easy way' to convert AE projects with comp sizes of 1820x1080 down to 720x480? Is there any other alternative to essentially rebuilding the entire project?

Much appreciated.

G5 Dual 1.8, 1.5GB RAM


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Chris Wright
Re: Converting Project Resolutions...
on Aug 21, 2009 at 11:42:35 pm

demopalette.jsx that comes with AE has scale comps/layers/cameras and keyframes

some tips:
1.turn on collapse transformations
2. try not to stretch when rendering with pre-fielded footage
3. for best quality, pictures should be pre-bicubic scaled in photoshop


Now if you just want to resize comps/layers but leave everything else alone, I made a script for that too.
Located in Free scripts at my website that scales all highlighted comps and layers in project to exact pixels sizes and aspect ratio. There's also anchorepair script in case some comps need a reset anchorpoint.

http://technicolorsoftware.hostzi.com/


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Converting Project Resolutions...
on Aug 24, 2009 at 9:02:14 pm

[Mark Pybus] "Does anyone know of any 'easy way' to convert AE projects with comp sizes of 1820x1080 down to 720x480?"

I bet you actually meant to write 1920 and not 1820.

The answer is this: it depends. Is this 720x480 file supposed to be 4x3 or 16x9? Either way, you simply nest the big comp inside the small one, and scale as necessary. Know that if the video is supposed to be 4x3, you'll either have to letterbox or center punch the HD comp to fit.

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


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Mark Pybus
Re: Converting Project Resolutions...
on Aug 25, 2009 at 11:27:43 pm

Thanks guys!


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