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I like TIFF for such things.
You might want to Open the PDF in Photoshop, just to make sure that there are no Layers, that you might need separate from the
If not, then I agree with Jim to choose TIFF. Normally, my graphic images are in/from PS, so I choose PSD out of habit, even if the image will be Flattened for use in PP.
What does the client want to show in this PDF? What I often do is rasterize it at high-resolution and bring it into AE for animation (zooming, pans, etc.)
The animation is more interesting and it allows you to focus on smaller text within the document that would otherwise be illegible.
You could set up an AE comp at the same dimensions as your PPro project, then either export as an AVI from AE ... or import to Premiere via DL.
The PDF is mostly text.
Which program do you use to rasterize the PDF? I'm guessing Photoshop. (Sorry to sound so ignorant.)
Thanks to all for your helpful suggestions.
> I'm guessing Photoshop.
Correct. I think you can even bring it into AE directly, but I prefer to "Photoshop" it first... Split it into layers as I see fit, perhaps.
Also, you may want to adjust the levels a little: CMYK black is (usually) not as black as RGB 0,0,0 -- so raising the low end of the input level is often good idea.
Along Dan's lines, if the file IS CMYK, you will want to change the Mode in Photoshop to RGB for use in your NLE. As you probably know, CMYK is designed for mechanical printing. An NLE deals in variations of RGB and wants that file format.