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  • changing comp settings mid project

    Posted by William Baverstock on April 12, 2005 at 2:51 pm

    Hi All,

    It has been decided that the project I’m working on will be output for direct transfer to DVD via pro-coder.
    The current comp setting, however, is 640×480 square pix for an older media100. When I change over to DV 720×480 .9 pix aspect
    I find that a lot of my placement of text etc. has not stretched with the rest of the comp. (eg, I had text placed just out of frame for a crawl and now it is visible inside the comp area)

    Any nifty trick here, or am I resigned to a lot of tweaking?

    Thanks for any help.

    William Baverstock replied 19 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Matthew Daday

    April 12, 2005 at 3:25 pm

    Seeing as you are working in square pixels anyways, you are going to need to squish your graphics in one way or another before going to a non-square NLE. So I would finish your comp at 640X480 square, and the drop that comp into a 720X480 non-square comp and it should fit perfectly but look a little squished. It will look fine in the editing system however. When I work in square pixels, I work at 720X540 and squish it down to a non square 720X486.
    Good luck

  • William Baverstock

    April 12, 2005 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks Matt

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