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I am new to AE, and hope this question makes sense for you and is easy to answer.

On my website I have some images in portrait format with 2085 × 2560 px. Now I will add a mp4 video file, which will be a simple animation of a logo.

The problem is that the exported file is not in the desired format (2085 × 2560 px); the width seams to be correct but the height is smaller than 2085px.

video smaller than the right portrait format image

this was the first try

I tried out different Pixel Aspect Ratios and different data for the height; unfortunately I just could not achieve my wanted result.

What do I have to do to get a video which has the exact format like a 2085 × 2560 px image? Or did I something wrong while exporting?

Thanks in advance!

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    If you're using the H.264 codec, you will need your dimensions to be even, so either 2084x2560 or 2086x2560. – Gyan May 19 '16 at 17:18
  • Yes I was using the H.264 codec, and I have realized that is was not possible because AE was warning this: "Warning: Output file will be resized from 2085 x 2560 (1.0 PAR) to 2000 x 2000 (1.0 PAR) to meet format constraints." So I tried out the MPEG4 codec, and it worked as I wanted. – Zararsiz May 20 '16 at 10:16
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I just found out how to solve my problem. The H.264 codec is the issue, it somehow does not work with it and AE gives you a warning: Output file will be resized from 2085 x 2560 (1.0 PAR) to 2000 x 2000 (1.0 PAR) to meet format constraints.

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Solution:

I went with the MPEG4 codec and it worked as I wanted.

  • Did you test if the file works in a browser? – Gyan May 20 '16 at 10:28
  • @Mulvya, yes, I converted the mov file into a mp4 file and it works well on the website. Here is what I'm using: <video class="wilb" width="100%" autoplay loop muted> <source src="http://###.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/Comp-1.mp4" type="video/mp4"> </video> – Zararsiz May 20 '16 at 14:08

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