1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 4, 2010 2:36 AM by Mylenium

    Rendering at 1280x720

    TrustyThompson Level 1

      So I recorded some footage at 1280 by 720 in HD and I want to add a title sequence and boot it out of After Effects and up to YouTube.

       

      So i've added my desired effects and the video is synced properly with my audio but i'm not really sure about the format I should use, if possible I want to keep HD 1280 by 720 because YouTube now supports that but I also want to keep the file size somewhat reasonable (IE: Under 600mb).

       

      I've tried several formats but found that something weird is going on, the video is rendering in 1280 by 720 but it is letterboxed.

      Should it be letterboxed, especially if it's going to YouTube?

       

      If this is normal then i'm very happy with M4A, good quality and really good size (159mb) for a 5 minute video.

        • 1. Re: Rendering at 1280x720
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Should it be letterboxed, especially if it's going to YouTube?

           

          No, definitely not. However, you may mess up the pixel aspect ratios somewhere along the way, causing this behavior. So make sure to check your comp and render settings to always have square pixels.

           

          Mylenium