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Scotty PupkinHi Def template to Standard def
by on Oct 13, 2009 at 5:49:54 pm


I have an AE Template that's in Hi Def and I want to put standard def (720x486) footage in the place holders. What's the best way to go about this?

thanks a lot.

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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Hi Def template to Standard def
by on Oct 13, 2009 at 6:36:29 pm

There are a few ways and it depends on how the AEP is setup. The most efficient is to use the ScaleComp.js script that comes with AE.

You should take note that if your SD is 4:3 then you'll end up with either a letter-boxed video or you will need to pan and scan.

Another method is to place your SD footage into a HD precomp and scale to fit comp. Then use this comp to replace your HD placeholders. Once you've reached the 'final' HD omp, nest it into an SD comp and enable the Collapse Transformation check-/box. Take note that the end-result may look awkward as the HD assets will be squashed


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Scotty PupkinRe: Hi Def template to Standard def
by on Oct 14, 2009 at 7:28:22 am

thanks lot guys!

It's really appreciated...I'll try these tomorrow.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Hi Def template to Standard def
by on Oct 13, 2009 at 6:40:35 pm

Import the desired SD footage into the project and use the Replace Footage command. Depending on how the Place Holders' Scale property was set, this SD footage will look either fine (scale=25% or God-awful (100%).

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

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