Gudday! Working to a deadline so hopefully this is easy to resolve. I created an ad piece in C4D (Cinema 4D) and exported it as a Quick Time Movie Big, 1280 x 720). When I play the QT movie in QT player it looks fine but when I import it into PP CS4 it ghosts each object in the frame. Any idea how to resolve this?
Because the QT movie seems to play fine I can't see that the issue would be a C4D problem and it seems to be a PP issue. Any help would be gratly appreciated. I need to get this problem fixed ASAP.
Welcome to the forum.
What CODEC did you use in the QT MOV?
I get quite a few MOV's with the Animation CODEC, from 3D artists, and have never experienced an issue with any of them. The files are large, but in my case, that is not an issue, and the 3D animations are rather short.
It sounds like PrPro is seeing an Opacity of less than 100% for some reason.
Been around for a few years on the forum but not very active because I can usually muddle through my own projects but don't feel like I've got enough knowledge to benefit others (yet). Thank goodness for more knowledgable people like yourself!
I have the xvid codec installed so I assume that is what is being used by c4d when I render out the project to QT. Do you think this is a safe assumption?
OK I've tried every format now and get the same result. It looks as though the previous 'frame' is ghosting over the top of the current frame so it provides a staggered-ghosting effect. Does this help the troubleshooting process?
Not sure if Xvid is causing the problem that you see, but it is ill-suited for any sort of intermediate file. It is heavily-compressed, and while pretty good for providing streaming media, is tough (to impossible) to edit.
I do not know which CODEC's you have available in your 3D program, but would steer clear of any that use high-compression. That would include DivX, Xvid, WMV and several more. Depending on your OS, and what's installed on your system, you might not have all, or any of those available.
If your 3D program allows for QT MOV w/ Animation CODEC, or PhotoJPEG, those would be where I would start, and then test.
CONCLUSION: Thought I'd wrap this up for y'all as a way of thanking you and as a helping hand to anyone else having the issue. Transfered everything i.e. files, programs, etc. to a new machine and viola! So the issue seems to be with the PC itself. Not sure what this means but at least it's fixed. Thanks again for everyone's help.
This is only a GUESS, but my guess is your Windows registry was corrupted in some way... and, since all programs write information to the registry during install, a corrupted registry may lead to a program that won't run at all, or has a variety of "odd" errors
IMHO a very bad idea by Microsoft, each program should have a separate mini-registry that only loads when you start the program and is released from memory when you close the program... but, I don't work for Microsoft and the "all for everyone" registry goes clear back to the very first version of Windows, so not likely to change now
Anyway, moving to a different computer has you back running, so that is good