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Mike RitchieAE CS5 and DVCPRO issues
by on Jul 15, 2010 at 1:52:58 am

Hey everyone. This is my first post, but I am a frequent visitor of Creative Cow. Please help me if you can...

I recently upgraded to CS5 and have found a snag with After Effects and DVCPRO. I frequently work in and deliver to DVCPRO HD 720p60. When I bring the codec into AE, I tend to change my comp to square pixels and work at 1280x720. However, in CS5, when I go to render I get a little warning in the lower left corner inside my "render settings" dialogue box. It says...

Warning: Output file will be resized from 1280x720 (1.00 PAR) to 960x720 (1.33 PAR) to meet format constraints.

Now, I know that DVCPRO 720p60 is actually 960x720, but for some reason when I render anything out in this codec now, it plays back in quicktime at 4:3 and not 16:9. It seems that AE (CS5) is not telling the codec to use a 1.33 pixel aspcet ratio. I've tried resizing the render, playing around with the comp aspect ratio, etc. EVERY render comes out playing in 4:3. I can change it manually inside of quicktime's settings, but I'm baffled that AE can't do this now. I tested it in CS4 again, and it renders movies that display at 16:9 with this codec, no problem.

Any suggestions?

Thank you!

Mike Ritchie
gloostudios.com


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Dave LaRondeRe: AE CS5 and DVCPRO issues
by on Jul 15, 2010 at 4:00:25 pm

You might have made a custom 960x720 comp instead of using the comp preset.

Tell you what: just drag a piece of DVCProHD footage onto the Make Comp icon at the bottom of the project window, creating a new comp in proper resolution and PAR. Nest the 1280x720 comp in it and scale appropriately.

It ought to work.

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


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Kelly VranesicRe: AE CS5 and DVCPRO issues
by on Oct 14, 2010 at 8:01:26 pm

This answer did not work for me; I am having the same issue. The only difference is, I want it to be 1920x1080, but when I select "DVCPro HD 1080i60, it tells me the output file will be resized from 1920x1080 to 1280x1080. But I don't WANT it to resize! I think I've tried every setting. Any help would be much appreciated!


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Dave LaRondeRe: AE CS5 and DVCPRO issues
by on Oct 14, 2010 at 8:12:39 pm

[Kelly Vranesic] "...when I select "DVCPro HD 1080i60, it tells me the output file will be resized from 1920x1080 to 1280x1080. But I don't WANT it to resize!"

Well, there's a good reason for that: the resolution at 1080 in the DVCPro HD codec IS 1280x1080. That's how 1080 video's recorded in this codec. You could always go with a nice intermediate codec if you wanted.

I haven't had the opportunity to note this particular difference for DVCPro HD in AE 10 yet, but here's another thought: if you're simply exporting, try using AE's Render Queue instead and see what happens.

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


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Kelly VranesicRe: AE CS5 and DVCPRO issues
by on Oct 14, 2010 at 8:29:44 pm

What other codec would you suggest? The only reason I am using DVCPro HD 1080i60 is that is the specification of the playback system, the Omneon, that our TD uses. Perhaps it takes other codecs.

I am using the Render Queue, that is where I get the 'mismatch' warning.

Any further help would be useful...I don't know why this worked in previous versions and not in CS 5. In CS3, when I rendered DVCPro HD 1080i60 it came out 1920x1080. I wonder if the Omneon will then stretch it back to where it should be?


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Dave LaRondeRe: AE CS5 and DVCPRO issues
by on Oct 14, 2010 at 9:00:11 pm

[Kelly Vranesic] "I wonder if the Omneon will then stretch it back to where it should be?"

My station's spot server can play HD and SD spots back to back. I wouldn't be surprised if yours can deal with 1280x1080. You could send a test file.




[Kelly Vranesic] "What other codec would you suggest?"

Quicktime's PNG codec (not the image sequence) or the Animation codec; both are lossless. If this gizmo of yours lives in Windows-land and needs Windows-type codecs, I can't help much.

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


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Kelly VranesicRe: AE CS5 and DVCPRO issues
by on Oct 14, 2010 at 9:35:43 pm

Thanks for your help!


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Kelly VranesicRe: AE CS5 and DVCPRO issues
by on Oct 14, 2010 at 8:31:18 pm

What other codec would you suggest? The only reason I am using DVCPro HD 1080i60 is that is the specification of the playback system, the Omneon, that our TD uses. Perhaps it takes other codecs.

I am using the Render Queue, that is where I get the 'mismatch' warning.

Any further help would be useful...I don't know why this worked in previous versions and not in CS 5. In CS3, when I rendered DVCPro HD 1080i60 it came out 1920x1080.


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Kelly VranesicRe: AE CS5 and DVCPRO issues
by on Oct 14, 2010 at 8:56:43 pm

What other codec would you suggest? The only reason I am using DVCPro HD 1080i60 is that is the specification of the playback system, the Omneon, that our TD uses. Perhaps it takes other codecs.

I am using the Render Queue, that is where I get the 'mismatch' warning.

Any further help would be useful...I don't know why this worked in previous versions and not in CS 5. In CS3, when I rendered DVCPro HD 1080i60 it came out 1920x1080.


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