Adobe After Effects CC 2024: How To Preserve Frame Rate & Resolution

This tutorial will show you how to preserve the Frame Rate and/or Resolution in Adobe After Effects CC 2024 when nesting Compositions or adding to the Render Queue.

Default Settings (when Nesting Compositions):
When nesting Compositions (dragging one Comp into another), the nest Composition will ‘inherit’ the Frame Rate & Resolution of the Composition it has been added to.

Preserve Frame Rate:
Ticking the box will preserve the Frame Rate so it does not ‘inherit’ the Frame Rate when nested or added to Render Queue.

Preserve Resolution:
Ticking this box will preserve the Resolution of the Composition when nested into another Comp with a different Resolution setting.

Keyboard Shortcuts:
Cmd/Ctrl + K: Composition Settings

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00:00 Intro: About The Tutorial
00:47  Composition Settings (Cmd/Ctrl + K)
01:18  Comp 2 Settings (Cmd/Ctrl + K)
02:02  Preserve Frame Rate & Resolution (Comp 2)
03:00  Nest Comp 2 In Comp 1
03:24  Modify Comp 2 Settings
04:02  Recap: Preserve Frame Rate & Resolution

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2024 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Preserve Frame Rate & Resolution of Nested Compositions:

  1. Open Adobe After Effects
  2. Open Composition 2
  3. Open ‘Composition Settings’ (Cmd/Ctrl + K)
  4. Go to ‘Advanced’ Tab
  5. Tick the box ‘Preserve Frame Rate when Nested or in Render Queue’
  6. Tick the box ‘Preserve Resolution When Nested’
  7. Click ‘OK’
  8. Drag Composition 2 onto Composition 1
  9. Composition 2 Frame Rate & Resolution should be the original settings
  10. Modify as necessary by opening Comp Settings (Cmd/Ctrl + K) and clicking ‘Advanced’

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