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Since I am migrating to Mistika I am testing all best practice stuff.

For a lot of projects I have to do one Master 'Color Grade'  of a TV Commercial and a lot of cutdowns for social media.
So what I like to do is having one 16-9 Master in 1920x1080 and next to it the same commercial in portrait reframed to 9-16 in 1080x1920.

Right now if I resize and reframe I have problems defining a 1080x1920 setup with corresponding export setting.

Is there a SGO insight about this I have missed? ?

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What I do in these situations is keep my timeline at 1920x1080 then on my 9:16 version I'll put a crop on it with the 0.5625 aspect ratio so I can do all the reframing. and see what it will look like at 9:16, but still in a 16:9 frame. 

For export you have two options. First is to export from the 1920x1080 timeline and define in the Output Scale that you want a 1080x1920 output and use Fit Y to make sure the aspect ratio of the footage correctly adapts to your export aspect ratio. This is the easiest solution, but has a drawback as the vertical resolution of the output is bigger than the vertical resolution of the timeline, so you will be scaling the footage up. If it was shot HD originally then that's no problem as you don't have any choice in the matter, but if it was shot larger then you will be losing quality that was there to begin with.

In this case I'd recommend working in a 16:9 timeline that has a vertical resolution of 1920 (something like 3413x1920). This will allow you to use the maximum vertical resolution of your footage (so you're just scaling from the shoot resolution to 1920, not scaling it down to 1080 then back up to 1920). By keeping the timeline 16:9 instead of changing to a 9:16 timeline, you can keep your original grade and not have to worry about anything. When you start changing timeline aspect ratios any shapes in your grade start going off, so this is to prevent you from having to redraw and track all your shapes.

I hope this makes some semblance of sense.

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 I figured it out and even came to a better workflow than I had in Resolve, now I only need one edit of the commercial with different Framing nodes on top.

First
I have a Framing node on the footage since I have graded and tracked a with some mask on 1920x1080 I can adjust the framing node to 3840x2160 and keep the tracked masks on the right place

Second
I put a new Framing node on top of the stack, with the 0.5625 aspect and voila I can make a Portrait export and keep on working in the original version.

Third
Another Framing node on top for 1:1 framing  (with a disabled portrait framing node)

Now I can make exports for all platforms without duplicating the edit.

 

 

 Thanks a bunch!

 

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Hi there

just remember that as long as your framing node is at the top level an your color node is below. Than you can use shapes and track them on the color node level. It won’t get effect by changing the framing or the project aspect. 
cheers Yoav

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