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Karl SalDon't know what size to make my composition.
by on Sep 7, 2010 at 11:41:40 pm

Hey guys!

Whenever I have to make a new composition, I can't figure out what size in pixels to give it! I don't know the exact size my camera gives out, but I always get it wrong and I end up having to resize the video square in the composition and then I get black empty areas on the left and on the right.

What's the solution? Is there a way to automatically adjust the composition's size to my video for optimal quality?

Thanks!


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Karl SalRe: Don't know what size to make my composition.
by on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:13:05 am

OH I use After Effects by the way!


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Walter SoykaRe: Don't know what size to make my composition.
by on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:33:36 am

[Karl Sal] "What's the solution? Is there a way to automatically adjust the composition's size to my video for optimal quality?"

Import your video, then drag the footage and drop it on the New Composition button in the Project panel. After Effects will automatically create a new comp using your footage and its length, resolution, and frame rate.

Walter Soyka
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Karl SalRe: Don't know what size to make my composition.
by on Sep 8, 2010 at 1:31:18 am

Hey Walter!

Thank you for your reply, however it doesn't seem to function properly. The following image is what I get when I drag the file onto the new composition button:
http://i56.tinypic.com/os5y01.jpg

This is the size it should be:
http://i55.tinypic.com/2mgni38.jpg


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Walter SoykaRe: Don't know what size to make my composition.
by on Sep 8, 2010 at 1:36:27 am

Click the pixel aspect ratio correction button in the viewer:

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


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