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Scaling Pre-Comp losing resolution

New Here ,
Jun 22, 2019 Jun 22, 2019

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I have been working all day on a wide tracking shot that shows a character moving from the sidewalk into a driveway to the front door from the side. I have been stabilizing it by both tracking points, manual rotation, and 2% warp stabilizer as I don't want the clip to crop too much.

Each transform I did in a different composition:

Comp 1: Scaled to 84%, manual rotation for the horizon line;

Comp 2: Single point track on the character (x-axis only);

Comp 3: Rescaling, and manual Y-axis keyframing;

Comp 4: 2% smooth warp stabilization (for the small jitters)

This issue here is that pre-composing the footage scales down the resolution, not just the clip size.

TL;DR

Is there any way to scale down footage in a pre-comp and scale the pre-comp up without loss in resolution?

If anyone can help me with this, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks so much.

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LEGEND , Jun 22, 2019 Jun 22, 2019

if you press the collapse transformations switch for your precomps, then information from the precomp will pass through to the master comp.


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Jun 22, 2019 Jun 22, 2019

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if you press the collapse transformations switch for your precomps, then information from the precomp will pass through to the master comp.


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May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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This is a very old response but i just want to thank you so much you saved so much hustle for a lot i'm sure.

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Jun 02, 2024 Jun 02, 2024

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4 years later and this is still true

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Jun 04, 2024 Jun 04, 2024

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Thanks a lot, it was very helpful !!!

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