In the Preferences there is a setting for Timeline Render Quality.
What is the resolution of your original still photos?
Look at your Preferences (under the Edit menu). Is this were your project is set to 1920x1080?
What Export & Share settings are you using to output your video? Are you watching this video in a good video player, like VLC Media Player -- as opposed to the awful Windows Media Player?
If you compare your photos, sized to 2000x1500, with your video, output at 1920x1080, the results should be identical.
Possibly my problem is due to the extremely low res of my original images. However, they do look solid until I render in the timeline and only then do they soften. The export that way too.
I documented my settings in my original email.
Thanks for the response.
The timeline render quality setting has no effect on these stills. I have concluded that the issue is the very low resolution of the original images.
It is deceptive, however, to see the stills sharp and only soften after rendering. Something that doesn't make sense to me, but then video is complicated.
Thanks for the suggestion.
We can only help you if you answer the questions we pose.
You DID help me. I resolved the issue. I am technical enough to troubleshoot with the guidance of those who responded.
Original stills: Under 12 Kb. (This was the source of the problem)
Project set to: 1920x1080. Export to HD high. I have a good video player, but this would not be at issue since only a few of the stills, those that were low res, showed blur. The rest were solid regardless of the player.
My question was about rendering in the timeline resulting in blurred stills. I am curious about why the blur would be visible only following render in the timeline. However, I have already changed out the problem stills for higher quality images and problem solved!
Great new, jazztomato!
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