Greetings - for my job I'm working with a ton of hi res red carpet stills and many of them are oriented in portrait mode. They're all 5+ MB hi res images, so I've got plenty of wiggle room to zoom in on them, but I've noticed that no matter the original resolution, it goes to crap when the zoom is performed in Premiere. Exhibit A:
Yet when I bring that same exact image into photoshop and perform the same 250% zoom, export then bring that image into Premiere, it looks like this:
I'm kind of stumped at this point. Because I'm mostly prepping B roll packages that are somewhat animation-heavy, I can't be prepping all of these in Photoshop. Is there an option to fix the way Premiere processes stills?
Many thanks in advance!
You can feel however you like about it. I'm just letting you know how to resolve the issue.
But, it's odd that you'd need to scale an mage that large over 100% You don't have Default Scale to Frame Size checked in the Preferences, do you?
I'm not saying don't drive the car, I'm saying don't go down that back alley. Stick to the main roads.
The other option (road), as you've noticed, is to scale in PS first, so that you won't need to go over 100%.
But do check that Preference. I'd expect an image that large to show little more than an eyeball at 100% Scale. (Unless you're in a 4K sequence.)
Sorry, either didn't see the second part of your message up there about checking that box or you added it in later. That was my first step of troubleshooting as I'd heard that was an issue. The box wasn't checked, but I restarted and made a new project anyways. Imported the same still, had the same issue. Stumped.
As I said early, scaling in PS isn't a workable option as a lot of times I'm doing moves across photos and need to use the full resolution. I'm a FCP editor working at a place that only uses PP and trying to make due but I feel like I run into a massive problem like this on a daily basis and it's just frustrating being told by Adobe again and again to just deal with it. I appreciate your help though.
a lot of times I'm doing moves across photos and need to use the full resolution.
I'm not sure how that disqualifies scaling the image in PS before import into PP as a valid option. You'd actually end up with a higher res image afterwards.
You might also ask the photographer shoot at a higher res to give you more freedom in post. (I'm a fan of shooting RAW myself.)
Let me try to articulate the workflow better: to get the clearer still in the example above I took the hi res image into Photoshop and cropped out a 1920x1080 still, then reimported that. So assume that the package called for a pan from her shoes to her head. To get a clear image, I would need that 1080 crop to pan up the subject's body. Works fine on slow pushes and pulls, but for pans across images it won't.
It's a rescaling issue when importing to PP it seems. The photo is 6000 pixels wide, I should theoretically be able to do the exact same thing I'm doing in PS, which isn't even a zoom but a crop, but it's showing up as scaled regardless of what I do. The scale of that image should be like 33% when resized, but it's showing up as 100% on the timeline. It's got to be something weird with the scaling.
I'm mostly getting delivered hi res images direct from Getty. It's not the images.
The scale of that image should be like 33% when resized, but it's showing up as 100% on the timeline
Then you had Scale to Frame Size turned on somewhere. Right click the image in the sequence. Is it set there? Note also that the Preference has to be turned off before import. Turning it off won't affect images already imported.
Yes. If you ask Premiere Pro to rescale the image to fit the frame, it resamples it, it does not just change the scale. Something that comes in very handy if you have a bunch of stills and want them all to fit perfectly without any effort on your part.
It isn't as handy as it was back when we shot 4:3 video and took 4:3 snapshots.
Nowadays, most people don't want to automatically do that.
Keep in mind that you can, if you wish, put a bunch of images on a timeline, change one of them to the percentage of scale that you want to use, and then you can copy and paste the attributes from that one over to all of the rest of them at one time.