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  • Fri, Oct 18 2013 1:42 PM

    • Drew Layman
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    Scaling 1080p sequence to 720p

    So some what new to Avid so forgive me if this is a very elementry question. I've come from Final Cut Pro and in FCP when i had 1080 footage and threw that into a 720 timeline it automatically scaled the footage to fit, therefore displaying the footage at only 67% of its original size. I did that partly, sometimes, so that i could do digital punch-ins and not see any pixelation/loss of quality. 

    Now how does that translate into Avid? I open a new 1080p project, link to my 1080p footage, then in the FORMAT tab i switch the project to 720p to try to achive the same effect i did in FCP. When I do that I don't see any indication that my image is now being displayed at a smaller size to fit the viewer window. Is there a way to scale up the image and know when you've reached the 100% size mark of the original footage? Does this make sense? 

     

    Thank for taking the time to read this. Would love to hear your thoughts and/or advice!

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  • Fri, Oct 18 2013 3:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Scaling 1080p sequence to 720p

    The size your media is being played back, is the format and raster size you shoose in the project window, even it is beign up sized or downsized.
    Since version 7 and the frame flex feature, you should see a green dot in the middle of the clip.

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  • Fri, Oct 18 2013 4:16 PM In reply to

    • Tom Pearson
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    Re: Scaling 1080p sequence to 720p

    I think a better way IMHO  would be to open up a 720 proj and ama and transcode the 1080 footage into the 720 proj...

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  • Fri, Oct 18 2013 4:53 PM In reply to

    • Drew Layman
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    Re: Scaling 1080p sequence to 720p

    Tom, 

     

    I agree. That does make sense but what would be your workflow after you transcode? When you scale up how do you know how much to scale before you go over 100 and start to loose resolution/quality?

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