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What are your project and export settings?
Thanks for the reply, please note this is my first time using Premiere (any version). Hope I give enough details.
--- Project Prefs ---
Video Transition Duration: 30
Audio Transition Duration: 1.00
Still Image Duration: 150
Default Scale To Frame Size: No
Type: Still Image
Video: 29.97 fps, 1920x1080 (1.0) - Alpha
Video: 29.97fps 1280x1080 (1.5)
--- Export Prefs ---
Format: Windows Media
Export Video: Yes
Export Audio: Yes
Summary: 1920x1080, 30[fps], 440kbps, 44khz, 2 chan 24bit vbr, compressed, VBR, 2 Pass, :0, Peak 10000.00, Avg 8000.00 [kbps]
Codec: Windows Media Video 9
Allow Interlaced Processing: No
Encoding Passes: Two
Frame Width: 1920
Frame Height: 1080
Frame Rate: 30
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels (1.0)
Decoder Complexity: Auto
Keyframe interval: 5
If the end use for this is on PC, I would try creating a custom sequence preset that is not interlaced and matches your image size.
Then when you export also make the export frame size to match.
I think what is happening now if your image is being resize twice. Once Down to your project preset then UP to your output file. Sizing down twice might be ok, but sizing down then up will cause a soft image.
If you can post a couple sample images (psd's) and ill try it here.
I've uploaded 2 samples for you to try.
Thanks in advance
Curt has it exactly - you need to create a custom desktop sequence with a resolution of 1920 by 1080. Your 1280 * 1080 sequence is what's largely killing you.
I have tried creating new projects, but the ‘New Sequence’ menu has its ‘Sequence Presets’ tab, however there are no custom options. I have a very limited choice.
Oh wait never mind I think I found it under ‘General Tab’ and using ‘Editing Mode: Desktop’. Heh i thought those tabs were grey'd out (atleast they looked that way).
OK, if you have problems let me know and Ill try it here and post a sample proj file for you.
Ok I've got it to mirror the quality of the original still image :D, however when i export media, it works, but the file is 18Gbs for 3 secs of video, surely that can't be right. I can't even play it, the computer spends ages reading the file trying to playback.
What format and specifications have you switched to? That strikes me as uncompressed Quicktime Animation or something similar.
It was Windows Media 9 uncompressed.
I'll have a play with the settings later and let you know how I go.
Yea; you can get it much smaller than that. Test exporting just a few frames to make your testing go faster. Start giving it less BW until you start to see degredation of the image then bump it back to your previous test.
Is there any motion in these files? If there is minimum motion you might be able to get away with 15 frames/sec which will cut the file size significantly once you get the compression to your liking.
Thanks guys for the help, much appreciated. I got it all figured out now, its working very nicely.
>this is my first time using Premiere
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