11 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2013 5:28 AM by P1965 RSS

    Improve transition quality

    P1965 Community Member

      I have created several types of transitions in a project with good success for the most part - some blurring on the images as they move about but can live with it.  However, the worst are those done with 3D effects.  In particular, images that I have tilt and pivot away or come into view, seem to hesitate at specific points, even after rendering and exporting to file and or completed DVD. 

       

      Is there a way to improve this, as well as the slight blurring to images that have movment in the screen?

        • 1. Re: Improve transition quality
          Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

          Have you rendered your timeline (press Enter) so that green lines are above your clips in Expert/Timeline view?

          • 2. Re: Improve transition quality
            P1965 Community Member

            "seem to hesitate at specific points, even after rendering and exporting to file and or completed DVD."

            • 3. Re: Improve transition quality
              Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

              Which version of the program are you using and on what operating system?

               

              What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it?

               

              What are your project settings (listed under the Edit menu)?

              • 4. Re: Improve transition quality
                P1965 Community Member

                OS is Win 7, 64 bit - 6 G ram,  Using version PrE 11.  The images used are just photos or still frames from various sources that have all been resized to suggested 1000 x 750 and then scaled to frame size (set on project settings). 

                 

                To elaborate a bit more, the transitions having issues are those with 3D effects added.  All timing was set to the keyframes in the Adj  settings window (upper right)  to cause an image to pivot (like turning a page in a book) thus appearing in view, then reversing back out while another appears in the same manner, but from the other side over a period of about 4-5 secs.  Others have more effects added,  and the problem is that they jitter as the turn in or pivot, as if hesitating slightly a few times, right around mid point of the pivot and even after rendering and burning the project, it still does it.

                • 5. Re: Improve transition quality
                  Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

                  What are your project settings (listed under the Edit menu)?

                   

                  Are you judging the transition problems by playing the DVD on your TV or on your computer? (Try it on your TV and see if you're still seeing the issue.)

                  • 6. Re: Improve transition quality
                    P1965 Community Member

                    Judging the problem on both monitor and TV which is 60" LED and shows on both.  Are these the settings you ask for:

                    Settings.JPG

                    • 7. Re: Improve transition quality
                      Steve Grisetti CommunityMVP

                      Hmm. No obvious indicators. Anybody else have any ideas?

                      • 8. Re: Improve transition quality
                        the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                        I just tested four 3D Transitions in a very similar Project, with DV-AVI footage.

                         

                        After Rendering those Clips (the ones with the Transitions), and viewing almost full-screen on my 1680 x 1050 laptop monitor, everything was perfectly smooth. There were no pauses, judders, hangs, or any form of roughness.

                         

                        Maybe the OP could list the exact 3D Transitions, that cause the problem. I would be glad to test all of those, and report.

                         

                        Hunt

                        • 9. Re: Improve transition quality
                          P1965 Community Member

                          I would post the portion of video with the problem, but have no idea how.

                          • 10. Re: Improve transition quality
                            the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                            You could upload to Vimeo (or YouTube, but they re-encode), or host the file, and link to that.

                             

                            What were the exact Transitions, that are causing problems?

                             

                            Good luck,

                             

                            Hunt

                            • 11. Re: Improve transition quality
                              P1965 Community Member

                              I don't have accounts with Utube or Vimeo, but can look into it. 

                              Most of the transitions used work well, apart from some slight blurring while executing, but in particular it is those with 3D effects added.  They appear to shudder or lag (for lack of a better term) at about the mid point of the effect, that is, as they fold into and or out of view, almost like a 1/2 frame is missing in a couple spots.  Hope that describes it. 

                              I even thought it may be something like an extra keyframe in the timeline but not.....