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Now that we've properly staged the comps, I need to adjust the size of the composition for output. Now, one of these pictures is very low resolution, so I'm going to have to settle with standard definition, and that's okay for this particular project. I knew that going in. The other picture, much higher res, so I have a little more flexibility in designing the output module. Here we go, Stage 3. I'll just go to the Composition Settings, and I could choose from my Presets. Now, this is a very low-res photo.
This is just a small practice image, but I'll stick with NTSC D1 for standard definition broadcast and click OK. That's fine, and this would work for the web as well. In this particular case, we're going to end up scaling up the pixels a bit, but that's all right. It's just a practice image. Our main output here has much higher resolution, so by choosing Composition > Composition Settings, you'll see we have adequate resolution to deliver for HD. I'm going to stick with the 720P, and in this case I'll set the Frame Rate to match what we need, 23.976.
And I can also adjust the Duration of the shot. In talking with the producer, we determined that we needed a 10-second animation, so I might as well set that here. I'll click OK, and it adjusts. Notice it's indicating the cropped area, and you see that it punches in, as opposed to here where we didn't have a high resolution source. You see why it's really important to lobby to get those high-res source materials; otherwise, you end up with gaps or pixel upsampling. I'll just adjust the Comp Settings here real quick, and we'll do a similar Duration of 10 seconds for this project and click OK, and it adjusts the total Duration. These are all set.
I'm just going to save my work to capture the progress, and then we'll come back and animate the camera.
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