12 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2013 11:21 AM by aaronc76

    Still Images Are Blurry

    aaronc76

      Hi All,

      I will start with saying that, I saw quit a lot of discussions on the net with the same issue.  However couldnt find the solution for it.

       

      The Issue:

      I am trying to create a stop-motion video using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

      I am importing a bunch of still photos into my project.

      When I drag&drop any image into the sequence it looks very blurry relatively to the original photo.

      The same result after rendering and exporting the sequence.

       

      Additional settings:

      I also set to automatically fit the photo(s) to the sequence settings (Default scale to frame size).

       

      Raw Meterial:

      4288X2848 JPG.

       

      I tried to resize the photos before importing but I get the same results

       

      The target sequence:

      720X576

      60 FPS

       

      I tried other sequence setting with no much luck.

       

      My questions:

      What am I doing wrong?

      Why I see the video/images blurry?

       

      Thanks for your time and effort.

       

       

      Sample of "What I See".

      Pay attention that the right side is blurry, that is the video preview pane. On the left is the original photo preview.

      https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/893905_10151404779369069_325790437_o.jpg

        • 1. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          Going from a 4K original down to SD resolution, this is what happens.

          • 2. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            Take a look at the graphic in Reply # 1, in this thread: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4993544?tstart=0

             

            Though the thread was talking more about up-rezzing, IIRC, the graphic shows the differences, and when one down-rezzes to ~ 1/8 of the resolution, there will be a loss in quality, as well.

             

            Good luck,

             

            Hunt

            • 3. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
              Steven L. Gotz Level 5

              Just out of curiosity, and it may have nothing to do with anything, but it might...

               

              Why are you using 60 frames per second but using a PAL sized frame? And are you sure it is not 60i instead of 60p? You might be throwing away have of the fields when you preview interlaced footage, which Premiere Pro might think you are using.

               

              Also, perhaps the problem is the interpretation of square pixels in the picture to rectangular pixels on the timeline.  Perhaps you would be better off making the change from square to rectangular in Photoshop instead of Premiere Pro.

               

              What is the final export going to be? DVD? Web Site? YouTube?

               

              What are your sequence settings?

              • 4. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                Steven,

                 

                I think that you meant that question, in your Reply for Aaronc, and not for me.

                 

                If not, then I cannot answer, but think that Aaronc can, or hope so.

                 

                Hunt

                • 5. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
                  Steven L. Gotz Level 5

                  Yes, that's correct. I got in the habit of responding to the last post well before they started marking who the response was to exactly. Sorry about that.

                   

                  What about it Aaron?

                  • 6. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
                    aaronc76 Level 1

                    Hi Jim,

                    So what the solution is ?

                     

                    Thanks

                    • 7. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
                      aaronc76 Level 1

                      Hi Bill,

                      I also resized my photo(s) to somthing very similar to the sequence settings and still got the blurry video result.

                      So I am just guessing that somthing with my settings is wrong.

                      Anyhow, I will try resizing again and share the result.

                       

                      Cheers

                      • 8. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
                        Steven L. Gotz Level 5

                        Not resizing. I am suggesting that you change the PAR. The Pixel Aspect Ratio.

                         

                        http://www.video2brain.com/en/lessons/understanding-pixel-aspect-ratios

                         

                        I asked a bunch of questions in post #3. If you answer them we might have the solution.

                        • 9. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
                          aaronc76 Level 1

                          Hi Steven,

                          I needed to get back to my PC in order to answer your questions

                           

                          1. Why Am I using 60 FPS with PAL?

                          Not really sure. I followed this toturial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kbhJiq_MYA and just copied the setings from there.

                           

                          2. Am I sure it is 60p and not 60i?

                          Not sure. I right click the sequence and got properties.

                           

                          3. Maybe it is interpretation of squear pixel to rectangular?

                          I see that both the photo(s) and the sequence have square pixel aspect ratio.

                           

                          I tried creating a new sequence - http://www.video2brain.com/en/lessons/how-do-i-choose-the-right-sequence-settings

                          But got the same results.

                          Sequence Settings:

                          0123.JPG

                          4288 x 2848

                          00;00;05;00, 29.97 fps

                          48000 Hz - Stereo

                           

                          Also tried other sizes of photos but got same results.
                          3648X2432 and 1280X853

                           

                          Last but not least, I tried to photoshop the photo and change the PAR to HD, according to http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop/cs/using/WSD62F70FB-13A5-476b-ABA1-F586F7BA4708a.htm l

                          But again, I got a blurry result.

                           

                          I want to use the clip for YouTube or any other similar site.

                          Would like to have an HD quality of  at least 720

                           

                           

                          Thanks a lot

                          • 10. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
                            Jim_Simon Level 8

                            So what the solution is ?

                             

                            There are only two I can think of.

                             

                            If you need SD resolution, live with it.

                             

                            If you want higher resolution, move to high definition (or higher, depending on your intended mode of delivery and display).

                            • 11. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
                              Steven L. Gotz Level 5

                              First of all, I stopped watching the video when it says a second has 60 milliseconds. That is not true. And it is not relevant.

                               

                              I can't tell if you live in Israel or were vacationing there. They do use PAL there, but I think you should probably forget about using PAL.

                               

                              Here is my suggestion. Use your 4288X2848 image to create your sequence. Limit yourself to 24 frames per second and you will have a lot less work to do.

                               

                              I think you are being tricked into seeing something the wrong way. When I open one of my images in the Source Monitor, it is usually set to "Fit". Change it to 100%.

                               

                              When I have one of my images in the Program monitor, it is usually set to "Fit". Change it to 100%. Try this out. Pick a picture with something nice and sharp in the exact center of the image. Compare both monitors.

                               

                              Here is a shot of my screen doing that. There is a file size limit here on the forums so you are only seeing a small part of both monitors. I don't see any blurring. Do you?

                               

                              Capture.PNG

                              Edit: You are probably going to have to cut the frame size down to export it - for now. Just cut each number in half after upping the quality and setting the frames per second back to 24.. One of these days you may end up going back and exporting again - when Premiere Pro catches up and lets you export H.264 at that size.

                              • 12. Re: Still Images Are Blurry
                                aaronc76 Level 1

                                Steven L. Gotz wrote:

                                 

                                First of all, I stopped watching the video when it says a second has 60 milliseconds. That is not true. And it is not relevant.

                                 

                                I can't tell if you live in Israel or were vacationing there. They do use PAL there, but I think you should probably forget about using PAL.

                                 

                                Here is my suggestion. Use your 4288X2848 image to create your sequence. Limit yourself to 24 frames per second and you will have a lot less work to do.

                                 

                                I think you are being tricked into seeing something the wrong way. When I open one of my images in the Source Monitor, it is usually set to "Fit". Change it to 100%.

                                 

                                When I have one of my images in the Program monitor, it is usually set to "Fit". Change it to 100%. Try this out. Pick a picture with something nice and sharp in the exact center of the image. Compare both monitors.

                                 

                                Here is a shot of my screen doing that. There is a file size limit here on the forums so you are only seeing a small part of both monitors. I don't see any blurring. Do you?

                                 

                                Capture.PNG

                                Edit: You are probably going to have to cut the frame size down to export it - for now. Just cut each number in half after upping the quality and setting the frames per second back to 24.. One of these days you may end up going back and exporting again - when Premiere Pro catches up and lets you export H.264 at that size.

                                 

                                Hi,

                                Well...

                                I wrote in my previous post that I tried creating a sequence from my photo and I got the same blurry results.

                                I used PAL because that is the tutorial I found.

                                 

                                Would appreciate if any can say what are the settings I need in order to create a "slide show" movie.

                                I don't mind resizing the images, 4288 x 2848 is too large anyhow, it is just the default output from my camera.

                                 

                                I don't think I am "tricked" into seeing something that is not true. As I wrote, I get the same results after exporting the sequence and creating the clip video.

                                 

                                Another anoing point is that I already did something similar in the past and it worked perfectly. not sure what is going wrong now =[

                                 

                                Thanks for your time and efforts.