I do not know of an easy way to Scale/Crop the Clips with any form of automation.
As for the Ruler in Titler, I agree completely. In the interim, you might find this ARTICLE useful.
Good luck, and I will be waiting to learn something new here,
Creating the grid was the easy part. I did it in PS.
I also have created the split screen but it is not as precise as it needs to be. A couple of pixels error either way in positioning oir scaling is quite visible on a large monitor. I do not want to put a grid pattern over the top to hide the "joins".
I am not looking for an automation to the workflow but simply a way of cropping and scaling a clip to fit the dimension ( eg 640 x 360).
It can be done entirely manually with Crop and Scale but of course...there is no way of knowing what dimension you have achieved and it relies on the "eyeometer" when postioning the clip into the grid. This is also very slow and has no flexibility to rearrange the images.
Manually is the only way to do it, though. But you don't have to rely on the eyeomter. That's what the PS grid is for. You can always increase the Program Monitor view of you need to see closer.
You are probably right Jim. Manual all the way.
Sounds easy but it is surprisingly difficult to combine a Crop and a Scale to clips of different Dimensions / origins and then make them align at all edges vertical and horizontal. It gets down to minute parts of an increment in Motion and scale.
Be a breeze if they were all of the same dimension. Nests or intermediates maybe the only answer.
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Use a Colour Matte as a template.
Super impose the clip over the matte and scale/crop it to the same size.
Ann, you have given me an even better idea . Thanx
I can make a Sequence of the dimension required 640 x 360.
I can scale, crop and fit any clip to my liking in that sequence ...
...then copy and paste the clip back to my Split screen sequence ( where positioning them is not an issue).
How about that he says..... as he goes off to try it.
Take care here. A clip 'cropped' in a smaller sequence will show the unwanted media in a larger one.