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    I need to make two types of tapes up, 1 for a film show on HDV tape, the other on mini DV in Standard def for the judges. There are 15 films a mixture of HD and SD, which takes us over to 2 tapes for the entire 1 hour 10 minute programme.

    Each film has a clock and Quicktitler text to announce the film name for the projectionist. Edius 6.52 is very flexible exporting from the 1920 1080 50i project into all sorts of things including the MTS writer and out to tape for HDV, that is now all automated by ticking the appropriate boxes in the MTS exporter - good news.

    The problem comes when trying to get a mini DV tape output. Only for this am I forced to change the project settings from HD to SD, and to OHCI preview. Having done that though the titles haven't reset themselves from HD and the words are now off screen. This is the only export type that won't work from an HD project. The only sensible way out seems to be to export the files as Canopus AVI's changing the output frame size to SD, and open a new SD project to export to tape.

    This seems rather messy, but is the only way I can see to easily do it. Unless you know something I don't know.....over over
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    When you change project settings with Vistitle producecd titles they wuill automatically change size
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    • #3
      If your titles are on a title track try moving them onto a video track, this may be of help with resizing on SD output, may be worth a quick test?
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      • #4
        You have to change the project to SD to export to DV tape. When you do this most things resize properly but some don't. Titles on title tracks are the worst so put them on video tracks as written above. But other things like rectangles in the chromakey do not resize properly either. So either make an SD movie, load into an SD project and export, or change the project dimensions, then check everything and fix problems, then export.

        Your signature says you are using EDIUS 6.07 but for anyone using 6.5 this is my preferred proceedure.

        To get the best out of EDIUS 6.52's better quality downscaling you need to change the project setting - exporting from HD to SD does not use it. One way I do this is to use the render and add to timeline option:

        1) Do not use titles tracks - put titles on video tracks.
        2) Choose "render and add to timeline" which then creates a new video file and puts it above everything else - effectively "baking in" all your effects.
        3) Change the project setting to SD and make sure you choose the lanczos scaling you want.
        4) Export to tape.

        The computer will still be automatically scaling all the footage from HD to SD so it is possible if you computer is not that fast it will not manage to do this and tape export may not work properly.
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