Looks like the letters are bleeding into the red colour.
Give them a black stroke see how that will help.
This artikel tells you something about how to use text.
All I see is low bitrate compression artifacts.
So I need a higher bitrate? Will that improve it? Sorry, I'm quite new to this. I understand jpeg compression artifacts (static image references) moving pictures I still have a lot to learn about.
Let me know.
If your logo is just text why not make it in the Titler.
Then you will have crisp text.
I created the overlays in photoshop CS5 using the video presets.
Which video presets?
The reason I ask is that your YouTube video is 480p and I can't tell if you started with HD and exported it smaller, or if you started with 720X480 using DV-AVI.
And that is relevant because DV AVI really hates sharp, straight lines. Other codec don't, but DV really does.
If you are using DV AVI, should you be? What frame size is your video?
If you must use DV, then I suggest that you read the article that Ann mentioned. It applies to logos as well as text.
If you don't need to use DV, then don't use it.
The logo is bespoke and isn't any standard typeface.
Thanks for this. Is there something I should be using instead of DV? I'm not sure how to check/turn it off. It's for DVD.
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Your footage appears to be DV. That is indicated by the 720X576 frame size.
However, perhaps you should tell us what kind of camera produced the footage. Make and model. Just in case.
If it truly is DV, then the article Ann pointed out in her first post is your first hope to get it looking better. Just as nature abhors a vacuum, DV abhors sharp, straight lines. If you can modify the logo along the lines that Phillip discusses, you might have a chance. Placing a drop shadow works wonders but will not get it perfect.
Also, your bit rate on your export is quite low.
Assuming that your footage really was shot with a Mini-DV camera, then the bitrate was about 25Mb/s. Yet you are exporting to a target bitrate of 5Mb/s. Just to see what happens, raise it up to 25Mb/s. The file will be quite large in comparison, but check it out, just to see what it looks like.
Back when we all shot Mini-DV, we sat around these forums discussing bit rates and file sizes and talked about the compromises. Lower the bitrate, we said, until you hate it, then bring it back up just a little. Most of the regulars here are shooting HD, so we don't discuss this much, but if you searched the forums from 10 years ago, all of those discussions are still valid for you.
If your footage was shot on a DSLR or a more modern HD camcorder, and you just edited in a DV sequence, let us know and we can help you move your assets over to an HD sequence. That would pretty much eliminate your problem.
This video was sent to me as an edited Mov. file. I don't know what it was shot on. I don't think I am going to be able to find out, it was taken probably five years ago or more.
I modified all the colours which helped a bit. I increased the bit rate a lot higher. I also clicked match sequence settings which helped. So thanks for all the tips.
It's not great or sharp, but it's an improvement on what it was. Any more tips or advice very much appricated.
I'll make sure to check the quality of footage first next time.
If you choose the video setting, make sure you set your demension to the video setting you'll be worink in...IE (1280x720 or 720x480 etc.) and set the resolution to 300 pixels.
Resolution has no meaning in video.
300 pixels is for printing. All that matters is height and width.
If you use Gill Sans MT font in the Titler your logo will look a lot better.
The font matches the original very well.
However, what might make a difference is to set the Photoshop file to use the pixel aspect ratio (PAR) that is being used in the project. In this case 1.4587
Then ask Photoshop to show it to you with that PAR.
That way when imported into Premiere Pro at 720X576 it may like it better.
I haven't shot that frame size since November of 2004, so my memory is a little hazy on the subject. But it could not hurt to try.
The PAR in Photoshop is for preview only.
When exported to whatever format its square pixels.
If you want perfect widescreen for PAL you setup a canvas 1050x756 square pixels.
Right, it is for preview only. But if a circle looks round in the preview, it will end up round in Premiere Pro because the 720X576 gets imported with the assumption that the pixels were not square, doesn't it?
Or is my memory that hazy?
In any case, try putting the logo on a 1050X576 canvas (forgive Ann her typo - it happens), and see if that helps.