Hi there everyone
I'm outputting a video from AE through media encoder. The video is 1180w x 530h.
The media Encoder preview looks fine, but when I export, it looks squashed.
Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks a lot!
Aspect should be 1.0, not DV PAL 1.09 - your pixels are not square, and the player software assumes 1.0 aspect, thus the stretched look on playback.
Why the strange frame size? 1180x530 is not a video standard. 720p would be 1280x720, or 1080p is 1920x1080. What is the destination for the completed clip?
Thanks a lot for your help Jeff
The reason for the strange frame size is that it's for the top banner on my website... not very experienced in video at this point!
This is really helpful though.
Out of curiosity, does a video have to conform to one of the 'default' aspects?
If not, is there any way to keep it in proportion if I had to? I filmed it at 4k on an iPhone then edited and resized in in Premiere to 1180x530.
I managed to solve the problem using your advice Jeff.
I want back into Premiere, changed the width to 1280 (leaving the height at 530), wit into sequence > sequence settings, changed the Aspect to share pixels and re-exported through Media Encoder from there.
It came out in perfect proportion.
Thanks again for your help
Glad things appear to be working for you, but I still question how you arrived at the initial odd sizing. 4K video (UHD) is 3840x2160, which is 16:9 so you can put that footage into a 1080p or 720p Sequence in Premiere and right-click and choose Set to Frame Size and it fits perfectly, with same 16:9 proportions - it scales down with no cropping or squishing. And with current settings you are using, some part of the original image has either been cropped off - or there is some squishing/stretching going on.
The reason I cropped it down from the original footage was because it's a banner video that runs on my site. I didn't want it to fill the screen or be too tall so people could see that there was something beneath it. I wanted to give it a more 'letterbox' proportion. You can see what I mean here.
I purposefully clipped it by resizing the frame size in Premiere, so there is some 'hidden' footage beyond the frame, but as it was purely for aesthetics and the purpose of adding movement to the site, I didn't think it being an odd size would occur to many people.