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Jul 12, 2017

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Hi,

I'm creating a 30 ish minute video, about 1/2 of which will have a puppet narrating a script. The video will eventually be disseminated likely through youtube or some similar easy access source. The puppet is created in photoshop, I'll animate through CH, add background details through Animate, and stitch things together at the end in Premier pro. Following the how to create your first cartoon tutorial, I created different scale versions of my puppet. However, as noted in the video, my puppet's resolution wasn't high enough and at final export it looked too pixelated. This was only a 40 second test project to work out the kinks so I'm starting from scratch and want to do a better job deciding file size/resolution.  I am wondering if you have a suggestion of settings given my project intention (30 minute total, 15 minutes of puppet in small chunks, interest in having puppet scaled in and out) for each of the different programs to balance resolution quality with file size?

Specifically

1. Photoshop puppet size

2. Settings in Ch

3. Settings in Animate

4. Settings in Media Encoder (are you using an AVI format for your youtube videos?)

5. Settings in Premier Pro.

Many thanks!

M

I usually still do 1280x720 videos (h264 mp4 exported from AME, I usually use the default YouTube setting there or just the match source defaults), so typically a 2k x 2k PSD works for whatever closeup I'd want for a character - I'll at least start there and scale down later if I have to. If you're doing 1920x1080 then I'd imagine 3k x 3k might be okay (depending on how close up you want to get). So for me:

1. PSD is 2000 x 2000

2. CH is 24fps and a scene big enough to contain my whole character without clipping

3. AE, PR & AME are 1280 x 720 at 24 fps.

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File sizes/resolution suggestions?

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Hi,

I'm creating a 30 ish minute video, about 1/2 of which will have a puppet narrating a script. The video will eventually be disseminated likely through youtube or some similar easy access source. The puppet is created in photoshop, I'll animate through CH, add background details through Animate, and stitch things together at the end in Premier pro. Following the how to create your first cartoon tutorial, I created different scale versions of my puppet. However, as noted in the video, my puppet's resolution wasn't high enough and at final export it looked too pixelated. This was only a 40 second test project to work out the kinks so I'm starting from scratch and want to do a better job deciding file size/resolution.  I am wondering if you have a suggestion of settings given my project intention (30 minute total, 15 minutes of puppet in small chunks, interest in having puppet scaled in and out) for each of the different programs to balance resolution quality with file size?

Specifically

1. Photoshop puppet size

2. Settings in Ch

3. Settings in Animate

4. Settings in Media Encoder (are you using an AVI format for your youtube videos?)

5. Settings in Premier Pro.

Many thanks!

M

I usually still do 1280x720 videos (h264 mp4 exported from AME, I usually use the default YouTube setting there or just the match source defaults), so typically a 2k x 2k PSD works for whatever closeup I'd want for a character - I'll at least start there and scale down later if I have to. If you're doing 1920x1080 then I'd imagine 3k x 3k might be okay (depending on how close up you want to get). So for me:

1. PSD is 2000 x 2000

2. CH is 24fps and a scene big enough to contain my whole character without clipping

3. AE, PR & AME are 1280 x 720 at 24 fps.

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Apologies. In the email above I wrote that i would be using Adobe Animate but I should have written instead After Effects. I'm using Audtion, Character Animator, After Effects, and the Premier Pro.

Thanks for you help

M

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I usually still do 1280x720 videos (h264 mp4 exported from AME, I usually use the default YouTube setting there or just the match source defaults), so typically a 2k x 2k PSD works for whatever closeup I'd want for a character - I'll at least start there and scale down later if I have to. If you're doing 1920x1080 then I'd imagine 3k x 3k might be okay (depending on how close up you want to get). So for me:

1. PSD is 2000 x 2000

2. CH is 24fps and a scene big enough to contain my whole character without clipping

3. AE, PR & AME are 1280 x 720 at 24 fps.

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And again--super helpful. Thank you!

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