HD Aspect Ratios
Because all films are played back-to-back continuously during our screenings, we cannot stop between films to accommodate different aspect ratios. Your final films must match the following resolution settings:.
- Size: 1920 x 1080
- Frame Rate: 24
- Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square (1.0)
- Field Render/Interlacing: Off
You should be working in your projects using the settings shown above (see the guides on settings for Premiere and After Effects). If you are using any other settings, you will need to nest your film into a 1920 x 1080 project in order to export it with the proper aspect ratio. The most straight-forward way to do this is export your final film with its native settings, re-import it into a new 1920 x 1080 Premiere Pro project, scale it proportionately (right-click on the clip, and choose Set to Frame Size), then re-export it with the required settings.
If your project is already using a 16:9 aspect ratio at 1920 x 1080, you can export it as-is:
If your project is using an aspect ratio wider than 16:9, you will have to letterbox it to fit into a 1920 x 1080 project (black bars pad out the top and bottom):
If your project is using an aspect ratio narrower than 16:9, you will have to pillarbox it to fit into a 1920 x 1080 project (black bars pad out the left and right sides):