Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Outputting anamorphic widescreen DV, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
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Now let's say we also need to deliver something standard-def video, and for the…sake of argument let's say it has to use for DV codec, because they'd have some…special considerations.…I'll click on the name of the template to edit it.…The DV format can only support a rendered file size of 720x480 for NTSC DV.…So what you need to do is squeeze your square pixel, widescreen comp down…into those dimensions.…That's what the Resize part of the Output Module Settings does for you.…
In this case we're squeezing the 872 down to 720.…Always leave Resize Quality at the default of High.…It's a bit dangerous to resize the height at this point--particularly if…you're field rendering--you never want to change the height at this point in the render.…But in this case, since we created it at the normal D1 size of 486 tall, 486 out is perfect.…Then in this case the client has asked us for a DV codec render, DV25 NTSC…underneath Format Options.…So we need to get from the 486 lines of your typical D1 standard-def render…
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- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations