1 Reply Latest reply on May 3, 2008 9:44 AM by Mylenium

    Vector Art & Fonts Don't Look Crisp After Final Render

    CharlesCambel
      I'm using AE CS3.

      I've imported a few Illustrator files that contain vector art & regular text into my After Effects project.

      It's basically a NTSC 720 x 480 project (0.9).

      My composition looks very crisp and great when I preview it at full resolution.

      However, after I render my composition to NTSC DV 720 x 480 AVI - the vector art and text doesn't look as crisp anymore.

      I'm wondering if there is a setting I should check on before rendering (I rendered it at the best quality). Perhaps I should render to an uncompressed AVI file?
        • 1. Re: Vector Art & Fonts Don't Look Crisp After Final Render
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
          >Perhaps I should render to an uncompressed AVI file?

          Well, you better... DV AVI is evil. Unless you really cannot avoid DV, always render to some uncompressed or only mildly compressed format. Premiere and otehr editing suites handle the conversion to DV/HDV way better than you ever could hope to achieve in AE. Also make sure you adjusted your levels correctly. A lot of DV "blurriness" is simply caused by illegal colors which crap out the transcoder.

          Mylenium