I am trying to import slides presented at a talk. I know that powerpoint is not supported as a format to import, so I saved the slides as a .tiff file. I also tried .gif and .jpeg. The resolution on the slides are so poor that the text can not be read. Is there a way to import powerpoint slides and have the resolution be good enough to read the text?
This is a common problem when you try to import PowerPoint graphics into video.
Two things contribute to this:
1) Remember that video is essentially 640x480 pixels. Which is fine for TV, but often looks fuzzy and blurry on a computer. This is the reason it looks blurry compared to PowerPoint.
2) You're trying to use text as a graphic, which is not terribly effective, particularly coming out of PowerPoint.
You have two solutions:
1) Recreate all of the text in Premiere Elements using titles instead of trying to import text slides as graphics; or
2) Instead of using Premiere Elements, use a slideshow program, like Pro Show Gold, which will display your graphics at computer resolution rather than video resolution.
Recreating the slides is not a workable solution. Sometimes they are text, but other times they are graphics. I am trying to produce DVDs of talks with the slides imbeded in the video. I understand that any picture or graphic will not be as clear on a video as they were originally. But text can be read on a video. I don't understand why the slides have degraded to the point as to be unreadable.
PE has worked well for me for what I have been doing so far. However, is there a better program for importing graphics into video? I will be doing a lot of this in the future.