Looking for beta testers for After Effects/Premiere Plug-in

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Looking for beta testers for After Effects/Premiere Plug-in

Postby ailabs on 03/17/2016, 1:39 am

Hi everyone!

A friend and I have been trying to create a simple little plug-in for After Effects and Premiere. What the plug-in does is simply stretch a frame to the desired aspect ratio.

The idea behind the plugin is simply that sometimes, it can be advantageous to use the full sensor in 4:3 and then stretch in a 'clever' way afterwards. The included images show an original image in 4:3, stretched to 16:9, and stretched to 16:9 with a distortion grid overlay and the protected region shown in green. The plugin is quite customizable (stretching, size and position of protected region plus some bells and whistles) but the default settings should work in most cases.

A.jpg
No stretch


B.jpg
Stretch


C.jpg
Stretch + grid (green region fully preserved)


It currently only works under Windows but in both AE and Premiere (6.0 or later), we expect to compile it for Mac eventually.

If you feel like this is a good idea and you would like to help us with testing, send me a short PM. We would like feedback on: bugs, usability, suggested features and settings.

As this is a hobby project no money will be involved :-)

General comments are also welcome.
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Re: Looking for beta testers for After Effects/Premiere Plug-in

Postby Michael_Szalapski on 03/18/2016, 11:11 am

I'd be happy to test this for you, but I don't have to deal with 4:3 video much. Are you considering offering other transformations other than 4:3 to 16:9?
Also, if you want a somewhat more active place to find beta testers, you might consider /r/AfterEffects on Reddit.
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Re: Looking for beta testers for After Effects/Premiere Plug-in

Postby ailabs on 03/23/2016, 2:46 am

Hi Michael, Sounds great! I will PM you.

The plugin is not fixed to 4:3 -> 16:9. Any source and destination aspect ratio can be used. In addition you also have the feature to simply fit to comp (auto mode), so you don't have to worry about aspect ratios at all..

Thanks for the reference to AE in Reddit.

Best
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Re: Looking for beta testers for After Effects/Premiere Plug-in

Postby Michael_Szalapski on 03/24/2016, 8:20 am

It looks like my email address PM's aren't going through for some reason...

Try pming me your email address and then I'll just email you!
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