I'm working on a DVD intro for a client using Flash CS3. They gave me four JPEGs/PNG files to use as thumbnails on the DVD chapter menu. The pics look fine in Flash but when I export them to Quicktime they get very pixelated and ugly. I can't figure it out.
The only way I can get good results is if I increase the export "render width" to be about four times the resolution of the stage pixel dimensions (which are 720x540). But then the file size is huge (18GB) and the movie stretches from 40 seconds to over a minute and a half.
Any help anyone can give me would be most appreciated!
do your imported pictures have set "Allow Smoothing" in properties?
1) Best option:
When you select Export > Export Movie...
Select PNG Sequence as the format in the dialog box. The product will be lossless and most video editors can import an image sequence.
(You can export audio separately and resync it in a video editor).
If you have After Effects, just export your SWF and import to After Effects. You can render from there.
If you need sound and have to go directly to video:
Check Quicktime Settings... > Compression Type, choose H.264 should give you a good quality vs. filesize balance.