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Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects by Lee Lanier

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CHAPTER 1

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Selecting Color Spaces, Resolutions, and Frame Rates

When compositing for visual effects, it’s wise to consider color space. The color space you choose determines the number of potential colors you can work with and the overall accuracy of effect applications and transformations. By the same token, each composition you create shares two basic qualities: resolution and frame rate. Due to the wide variety of common resolutions and frame rates, decisions must be made to select appropriate resolutions and rates for the project. To complicate matters, the footage you import may carry multiple frame rates. You can also manipulate frame rates ...

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