Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video 4:3 strategies, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
Okay, I promised I would talk about center cut and letter boxing.…Quite often you still need to create 4x3 versions of your content for standard def TV, …so I'm going to add another Output Module and open up …my Output Module Settings to modify how I save this file to disk.…Again, choose a codec that matches whatever your client likes, …but you will need to Resize your video.…Let's say I'm delivering to an NTSC standard to 486 lines.…With my Locked Aspect Ratio switch turned on, I'll say, okay, squish this down to 486, …I will tab and it will automatically calculate the right Width for me as well.…
The problem is that NTSC video also is not square pixels.…The delivered pixels are 11/10s wider than you worked at on your computer.…So I'm going to turn off Lock Aspect Ratio, select Resize, cursor to the right and say, …x11/10, that is the correct NTSC Pixel Aspect Ratio.…Tab, it says I should actually be rendering at 950, 486 to get 486 lines, …but to stretch it, to take into account non-square pixels, fine!…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Intermediate
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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