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My rendered video is shorter than my original, why?

Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2011, 10:47pm

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jearthebear28

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Hi,

When I render a finished project with CompositeLab Pro and EffectsLab Pro, my rendered version of the video is always faster, thus shorter, than my original. I tried getting help from a friend, but none of us know what's wrong. I could use a bit of help please. Thanks ahead!

Jear the bear
Posted: Fri, 4th Feb 2011, 12:35am

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Axeman

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If the speed is wrong, then its an issue with the project settings being incorrect for the footage you are using. If its just too short, then it could be that your out point isn't set to the correct place.

Needless to say, selecting the correct project settings when you create a project in CompositeLab is fairly important, and getting either the framerate or the scan method wrong can make drastic changes to the speed at which your footage plays back. If you want to use the "Blank Timeline" option to create a project, you need to make sure you know exactly what the format specifics of your footage are, before you create the CompositeLab project and import it. If you use the "New Project...Select Movie" option, CompositeLab will fill in the correct project settings for you, based on the clip you select.
Posted: Fri, 4th Feb 2011, 2:43am

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jearthebear28

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Thanks a lot Axeman. We didn't think it was that simple. I'll try it out right away!

Thanks again, Jear the bear