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  • Settings for After Effects when exporting 16×9 clips from FCP?

    Posted by Tom Matthies on September 6, 2005 at 2:39 pm

    I’m working on a cable network show that was shot 16×9 anamorphic, DV50 format. I’m having an number or bumps produced for me by one of the graphic guys in After Effects. I’ve exported the clips to him using the animation codec. When he brings them into After Effects, he’s having difficulty finding the correct settings to get the clips to “look” right. Eventually, what I need, are finished AE clips in the correct 720×480 Anamorphic format to bring back into FCP. All we’re doing is importing the clips, adding a couple of AE filters, adding a graphic title over that clip and exporting back to FCP. Should be pretty simple. I would like the entire clip composited rather than in pieces when coming back into Final Cut.

    Anyone have a quick workflow solution they can offer our guy?


    Tom Matthies replied 18 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • David Battistella

    September 6, 2005 at 2:54 pm

    I would export the Movies at the DV50 Codec (it will save a ot of space and the movies will get to him witht eh right field cadence etc,.

    Make sure her tells AE that th footage is anamorphic (by using the interpret footage command.

    He can render everything back to you in annimation codec (which you willhave to render in FCP or he can use DV50 (and you will not have to render in FCP.

    If you do go annimation codec I/O then make sure you select teh same frame size and field order and frame rate as the source material.

    Yes. I know annimation is a lossless 4:4:4 codec and I understand why you want to use it.


  • Tom Matthies

    September 6, 2005 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks. Our graphics guy had done that, but selected the wrong anamorphic preset. When we looked at that menu again, we saw the problem, checked the right preset and all is well. Pilot error on this one. Oops…

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