5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2010 4:08 PM by shooternz

    Hi, need some export & import help


      I am looking to crop a video and then export it, after the export I need to import it to a new project but within a specific pixel size. What would be the best export format and how can I adjust the size that the video is imported into? Or is there an easier way to modify the video without going throught the E/I process?

        • 1. Re: Hi, need some export & import help
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Can you give us a bit more info? What is your current Sequence Preset, and what is the size/format/CODEC of your Imported footage?


          Now, you say that you wish to Crop that footage. Do you mean to actually Crop it (the Crop Effect or similar), or do you mean to Scale it down, so it's still showing the full Frame, but just smaller?


          When you Import that Exported footage into a new Project, you do want it to have the exact size of the Exported file, and NOT fill the Frame on the new Project, right?


          Are you, by any chance, creating a PiP (Picture in Picture)? If so, there are easier ways to do that, including the Crop.


          Good luck, and with that additional info, someone can offer exact details on what you need to choose.



          • 2. Re: Hi, need some export & import help
            cdspeed Level 1

            OK here is the additional info, I shot some green screen footage for my Website it is in AVCHD 1080p 1920 x 1080 30 fps I have an actress whom walks out on the screen, I want to be able to shrink her down to about 300 x 350, which I can do on the export, but what my site developer is telling me is that shrinking down the whole video is taking up extrat size and band width, so he wants just the actress potion of the video to be the 300 x 350. so I am not sure how to do this?

            • 3. Re: Hi, need some export & import help
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              OK, you can use FLV w/ Alpha for Transparency, to create a "sprite." With FLV, you can effectively Crop with Export.


              I'd look into that and see if the reduced file size will give you what you want.



              Here's a look at PrPro 2.0's FLV AME Export. CS5 should be very similar.


              Good luck,



              • 4. Re: Hi, need some export & import help
                cdspeed Level 1

                Hi Bill,

                I am proably not using the correct terminolgy...I would like to completely remove the subject from the video if possible (below pic) and then import just the subject to a new video with the 300 x 350 pixel size then complete the editing process and export to an FLV....does this make sense?



                • 5. Re: Hi, need some export & import help
                  shooternz Level 6

                  Can you make a Custom Project  300 x350 using Desktop Mode


                  Import your footage and scale to suit.


                  do your key etc


                  export as Bill says for FLV