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Canvas change help!

Posted: Fri, 22nd Jan 2010, 10:56pm

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smoores

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I'm in a bit of a dilema here. i figured out that the canvas size im using for my project is wrong and is causing my video to look very crappy. Is there anyway i can change it? and if not, is there a way to copy all of my effects and paste them to another project?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jan 2010, 11:01pm

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Redhawksrymmer

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Unfortunately you are not able to change your canvas size after starting a new project. What can be done to some extent, depending on what type of effects you are using - is to save your effects as presets, then import them into your new project with the correct canvas size settings. Keep in mind this will mostly work on static effects using one of the effects engines (including Grade Objects). Any stock footage used in your current project will have to be imported and added again in the new project.

What was your canvas size in your old project, compared to the size you really do need? So it's just not a pixel aspect ratio error, which can be somewhat corrected in your non-linear editor, depending on how much time you have. smile

Let me know how it works out!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jan 2010, 11:22pm

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smoores

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alright i was afraid of that answer haha. well i did a whole 2 and a half minute gun shooting scene so there were alot of effects and at precise frames. most of the effects were explosions and muzzle flashes. the size its set at is 320x240 and im needing a 640x480.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jan 2010, 11:23pm

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Axeman

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Are you sure its not the canvas quality that is making it look bad? You can change the canvas display quality in the canvas menu.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jan 2010, 11:29pm

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smoores

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Axeman wrote:

Are you sure its not the canvas quality that is making it look bad? You can change the canvas display quality in the canvas menu.
Yea i know its not that. This is the gist of what happened. the original size of the video was 640x480. And i accidentally shrunk it down to 320x240, and when i went to convert back from avi to wmv, it changed back to 640x480. It was then very blurry and out of focus. You can look on my profile the movies on there. Even if you could change canvas the effects would be in the wrong places, but it would be easier cause they'd already be set i'd just have to resize them and such.