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Why do my photos and text disinigrate quality (appear fuzzy / blurry / lo res) in premier pro cs6?

Nov 27, 2012 7:44 AM

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Premier Pro CS6 Question.....

 

Why do my photos and text disinigrate quality when imported to premier pro cs6?

 

I have still shots that have text and they look clean and crisp when I view them in photoshop. Why does the photo and text look so fuzzy or blurry and not crisp when I import the still files into premier pro cs6?

 

Is there a setting in premier that I am setting incorrectly? That is possibly blurring my photos and text? The problem appears in both my PR file and my final exported work.

 

Is there a way to retain the quality of the image and text that I see in my photoshop file?

 

Note: I am not enlarging anything after import, I am reducing though, but I would think this would only make images and text sharper????

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Im getting tired of doing all my work and delivering blurry / fuzzy / what appears to be low resolution images and text when I complete my project.

 

Thanks in advance for any help offered.

 
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    Nov 27, 2012 7:56 AM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    Use Photoshop to resize pictures before using in Premiere

     

    Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798

     

    And, another benefit of resizing

    -Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967

    -And another crash report http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 8:09 AM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    What are the specs of the stills?  What sequence settings did you use?  What export settings?

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:19 AM   in reply to muralsbyamy
    Sequence Settings -

     

    Export Settings, FLV, attached are settings.

     

    Eeesh, no wonder it looks bad.

     

    Is there any video involved, or just the stills?

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:24 AM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    Stills only makes this a bit easier to fix.

     

    Is 512 x 288 the correct dimensions you want to end up with?

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 9:37 AM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    The desired end result will often determine how you do the job, especially when there's no actual video involved.  So...what do you want to end up with here, and how will it be used?  Be specific.

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 10:14 AM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    Good.

     

    Start by resizing the images in Photoshop so that their vertical dimension matches what we'll be doing, in this case 480.

     

    Next, create a new DV 24p sequence (Standard 48 KHz) and add the stills to that.  Work as needed.

     

    For export choose the FLV option with the Match Source Attributes (High Quality) preset.

     

    Report back the results.

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:34 AM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    I'm here most every day.

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 3:01 PM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    If you original stills are high resolution, they will never look good in a SD timeline even when scaled down.

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 3:34 PM   in reply to muralsbyamy
    Can I e-mail you a sample of the file embedded into a pdf

     

    Send me a link to the FLV export, without embedding into a PDF.


    http://www.depositfiles.com/en/

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 6:44 PM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    let me know if it made it to you

     

    You have to send me the link you got when you uploaded.

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 8:03 PM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    OK, something went wrong.  Your export came out as 656 x 480 instead of 720 x 480.  I wonder if that's a limitation of the format.

     

    Does it need to be an FLV file?

     
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    Nov 28, 2012 8:40 AM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    So you can't embed any other type of file into a PDF?

     
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    Nov 28, 2012 11:36 AM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    on a similar note...

     

    If I am building a pr video project @ 1280 x 720 and creating vector graphics for it using illustrator...

     

    should I be creating the graphics at the same res?

     
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    Nov 28, 2012 7:28 PM   in reply to muralsbyamy

    not sure I have the liberty to change file type.

     

    Find out, because it will not offer you the best quality.

     
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    Nov 28, 2012 7:29 PM   in reply to Schulze62

    should I be creating the graphics at the same res?

     

    I'm not an Illustrator export, but I don't believe vector graphics have a fixed resolution.  That's the whole point of vector graphics, they scale without degradation.

     

    Having said that, once you add them to a sequence, they will be rasterized to that resolution.

     
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