Not a great way to post a question because now we have to ask you for the detail you could have provided first up!
The logo is what?
eg. a still, an animation, a movie...?
What type of file is it?eg. psd, mov, bmp, tiff, avi,, sequence................................................................................. ........
Does it have transparency or an alpha channel...
I'm sorry, It is a still. I have the formats jpeg, adobe illustrator, png, RGBjpeg, and eps, I don't know what the last one is to be honest. My project is in sequence format 720x576 I have the logo in 1771x1394 (RGBjpeg and PNG) 425x334 AI and EPS I have made the logo transparant so this is a PNG file, 1771x1394.This is the file I would prefer to use. I hope this makes is easier to reply. Thanks in advanced, it is a big problem for me. Monique
Bring the PNG into Photoshop and resize it to what you need. Then import that smaller version into PP.
I have already done this. It is a little bit better but still not as sharp as the original logo.What I don't understand is why the logo is getting unsharp by making is smaller. You would expect it to stay the same.By making it bigger I would expect less sharpness, not by making it smaller. I have no ideas anymore how to solve this problem. Your help is much appreciated.
Any scaling has the chance to reduce apparent sharpness. This is normal.
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In Photoshop, make a new image sized to match the video, so 720x576 (there is a PAL preset for this). Put your logo into that image, then scale and position it as you want it to appear in the final video frame. Export with alpha, such as .psd or .png
Import into Premiere and place in timeline. Now there is NO scaling being applied in Premiere, and your graphic should look very sharp. Of course, if there are fine lines, details, small text in the original graphic, it will naturally lose detail when shrinking it, no way around that. However, I think you are better off scaling image in Photoshop than scaling in Premiere.
I disagree with this advice you gave her Jeff.
In Photoshop, make a new image sized to match the video, so 720x576 (there is a PAL preset for this). Put your logo into that image, then scale and position it as you want it to appear in the final video frame.
For flexibility of scale and positioniing ...it is best to have a logo centred and bigger than you need in your source file. ( Still , graphic or movie).
Every graphic and image I get (usually psd) is done this way and I have the flexibilty to do as I wish with it in Premiere...apart from upscaling it obviously.
I have never seen any issue in doing this.
FWIW: It is advantageous centering a source image / logo graphic ( as opposed to pre positioning it). This is because if you need to move it or zoom it..... it is controlled from the centre of the element.
Some of my frequently used logos are scaled down to between 28 - 36% on a regular basis.
I normally do exactly as you describe - make the image full screen, then I can later scale or position as needed.
However, since she was complaining of quality issues, figured in this case to take all of that out of the equation.
Her issue may have something to do with the logo design.
Maybe she will show us some grabs .
It is hard to know where and when it becomes unsharp. eg in the Monitor or in the export....