Try opening the file in QuickTime, then view the file at full size, then save the file. AE should now read the size tag correctly.
thanks rick. i don't trust quicktime player. there's a gamma or luma bug that changes the image.
seen it myself as well as reported elsewhere. i just re-exported my material and it came in properly.
seems really odd that ae would be looking to play values from the quicktime player for establishing
parameters. shouldn't that just be in the header? or is the player actually changing the header?
that would be even more odd.
i have a simple test i'm trying to do involving time remapping. i created a new composition at
1920x1080 as that is the format of the footage. i imported the footage and dropped it into the
composition. when i do so, the image is not filling the screen. my view is set to 100%, as is
the scale value under the layer's transform parameter.
when i look in the project window, the window in which my elements are gathered and imported,
and select my footage, it shows a thumbnail at the top of this window and has various bits of
info next to it:
used 1 time
640 x 360 (1.00)
4260, 23.976 fps
Apple Intermediate Codec
the thing that catches my eye is the line about 640 x 360 (1.00). it represents one third values
for 1920 x 1080 and i find that if i scale the clip in the composition window, the value i have to
give it to fill the window is 300%. if i look at the footage with the quicktime player, it shows the
clip as 1920 x 1080.
what am i missing? did i forget something in the project and composition setup?
Are you absolutely SURE that your footage is 1920x1080.... It seems to me that if the footage come up short in the 1980x1080 AAAND the AE interpreter says 640x360 - perhaps you have forgot to enable the correct size in i.e. compressor which defaults to an odd value and miserably FAILS to recognize the ACTUAL footage...