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Hit render and/or set display to high quality.
I rendered and still it is a slightly different size than the source (seems squished) and slightly blurry. I have it on high quality.
Your source material is not matching your project settings.
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I am building a timeline with an after effects sequence, and using OTS's and full screen graphics. I have imported the Tif files, and they look very clean and clear in the source monitor. They are 1280x800. My project is widescreen, but I am leaving the graphics in 4:3 so they do not distort full screen...using cropping in the OTS.
I place the image onto the timeline, with quality set at high. Side by side, the image in the program window is blurry compared to the source image. Scale to frame size is unchecked. Field options are none. Images are on video level 2, source video is on video level 1. Graphic Tif image for full screen is reduced to 59.4%.
I have rendered, and have a green line above on timeline.
Why would it be clear in source monitor and fuzzy in program monitor?
What is your project setting - Dimension (Preset)
>Why would it be clear in source monitor and fuzzy in program monitor?
Usually because of what Craig said, the source material does not match the project settings.
project setting is D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2)
can I not bring in a 4:3 image and have black on the left and right?... I ask this because the images were created in powerpoint and we are saving them out as 1280x800, so as , we thought, not to skew the image.
May I send you a tiff image and have you see if it is fuzzy for you?
thank you oh so much for any help you can provide.
Well, those two settings definitely don't match. You also have to consider that PowerPoint files are computer centric, meaning progressive in nature. Video is interlaced in nature, so right there you lose half the vertical resolution.
Thank you for responding. Am I out of luck here using powerpoint or can you recommend how I would get files out of powerpoint and into premiere without them being fuzzy in the program window on the timeline? I am now trying PNG s but they are still not working. extremely confused here and hoping you can give more advice.
What's your final delivery format? DVD? Web? Computer file?
Once edited, we will create a .mov or .avi, and then our computer guy will make it flash for the website.
How big for web delivery? HD at 1280 x 720, or smaller like the 320 x 240 norm?
normal size ... not HD.
Looking back over the posts, I'm a little confused about why you're doing some things. What's an OTS? Why the 1280 x 800, which is neither 4:3 nor 16:9? Why work in a 16:9 project if you're final export will be 4:3?
I think he means the .ots audio format.
Sorry Jeff and Jim...actually OTS means over the shoulder...we used it in tv news...so it is a box that is superimposed like a picture in picture over the shoulder of an anchor...and we need it to be 4x3, or so we thought, because that is close to the size that the powerpoint is kicking out...hence the 1280x800. I can make the OTS any size we need to, just so it doesn't squish the words or distort them.
So the final product is widescreen 16:9, with a 4:3ish box (OTS)...all being used for online classes, final screen size yet to be determined, in flash.
That said, I cannot get a clean image in my timeline, even though the source monitor shows the image very clearly.
I would love to email one of the powerpoint images to someone who is willing so that they might load it up in premiere and help me out with the correct numbers for correct sizing out of powerpoint and into premiere.
I'm an old AVID cutter, (story editor for food network and HGTV for the last 8 years) trying to switch it up because premiere CS3 seems pretty powerful as I get more and more into it, and my avid seems slower than usual, undependable.
I dont know the terminology as well as I should, depended on IT guys a little too much on our production systems...now I am on my own with relatively new machines and, well, it FEELS like I am on my own! any help you could provide, it goes without saying, would be a Godsend. Willing to learn. Need to get this project fixed, and soon. thx.
It works for me in 2.0. Make sure the Scale to Frame Size is off before import and use the Motion effect's Scale parameter. Looks just as good in both monitors.
i'm having the exact same problem, trying to bring images from Powerpoint without them being fuzzy, did you manage to get them right, if you do would you mind sharing the info with me as i've spend too much time already trying to find the right way to do it, thanks.
yes...i found the images need to be sized under "image" in photoshop to 640 x 480...then I save them as a png file...nice and clear when I import them into premiere. let me know if that fixes it...
i'm having the same problem. here is what i do. In powerpoint i save the image to a tiff format without changing the size. i bring the image to photoshop and change the image size to 640x480 without changing anything else. i bring it in to Premiere Pro CS3. in the source monitor it looks ok, in the Program window if i click on it it becomes very nice and sharp (settings are at Highest quality) but as soon as i click anywhere else other than the Program window they become blurry. once in the timeline they are still blurry and if i try to Export to Realmedia and use settings NTSC source to Download 1024 kbps or 512 or 256 and unclick Deinterlace in the Output window they look realy sharp but once exported and viewed on the PC they still are fuzzy and blurry! either exported at 320x240 or 640x480 they are blurry. I also tried saving in Photoshop to .png or .targa and still blurry. I am pretty familiar with Premiere...is there anything i'm missing here, I'm using Premiere with Matrox Axio LE.
i've been trying all sorts of settings in Premiere and nothing works, i'm out of luck and any help would be greatly appreciated,i have been at this for the past week thanks.
Now its beyond my help...hopefully someone else will hone in.
im sure you are rendering and stuff.
sorry couldnt help more...didnt want to leave you hanging.
I'm using CS4 premiere and I'm having trouble. I have scanned a form and now I am trying to post it in premiere. When I import it, it is super blurry...why...
OE. When you are blurry and ask a blurry question and operate in a blurry way, the results will be blurry. Did you go to the post office? Was it stamped correctly? What did customs say on import? Did you file the correct VAT declarations, or it that blurry too?
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I have this form that I scanned and now I want to import it into premiere so I can have the form show on screen. Basically it's like an instructional dvd and I want people to see the form on the television and take them through steps. Is it not as easy as just importing an image into premiere? I want the image to stay on the screen for a long time. Any help??
The most obvious would be that the scanning quality was not what you
Check how you scanned it. What resolution, what size. Perhaps it is
scaling up in Premiere and blurring. You may need to take the image over
to Photoshop and do some, or alot of retouching.