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dorde says

Guys, what is the best downscale method for you? When I downscale 1920×1080 to 640×360 in after effects, image is little blurry, with sharp effect its little better…
What is the best downscale method, to keep all sharp edges on texts, graphics, etc… ?
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felt_tips Moderator says

You don’t have any choice of the interpolation algorithm used in AE, so the only thing you can do is unsharp mask / sharpen it afterwards (which I find really ugly).

If you take it into Nuke, Shake, Fusion, then you’ll have the usual choice of filters:

box, sinc, lanczos, mitchell, gaussian etc.

Personally, I prefer the soft look to the sharpened variety anyway. I can spot digital sharpening a mile off with my good eye closed. And it looks cheap.

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dorde says

Thanks. So it’s true that ae dont have any good resize algoritm…. :S
I just downscaled my new preview to 1/3 of hd in virtualdub with lanczos3, its better.

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