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Maybe you should export your pdf to a tiff or png sequence, one file per page, or open your pdf file in Photoshop, save it as a psd file and import the psd file as a comp inside AE.
Hope that helps,
You've got a couple of options that will keep the files as PDF's. First, in Acrobat Pro extract pages using the extract each page to separate files option. Second, In Illustrator, Open the pages you want from the open dialogue and save each as a separate file. You can do the same in Photoshop, but you will end up rasterizing the PDF's. Using Acrobat Pro would be the easiest and fastest.
If you don't have Acrobat Pro, and have not downloaded the demo then you've got a few days to complete your project. The only thing that would foul this up would be protected or locked PDF's.
There's one other thing you should be aware of. Most of the time PDF documents are not designed with video in mind. There may be lots of lines and type that's just too small (1 pixel) to successfully end up on a DVD. You're in a little better shape if you're output is destined only for HD, but beware if you're going for SD TV via DVD.
I would agree with Rick. The most reliable way to deal with PDFs is to not use them and rasterize them in Photoshop, especially with PDfs that were meant for print. From hairlines to odd artifacts with tiled content to font problems I can think of a million things that could go wrong... If you still want to use them natively, checking and extracting them to separate pages in Acrobat seems the most reasonable way. This would also allow you to flatten them and modify the color profile to avoid issues with incorrectly rendered colors and transparencies, if at all relevant...
Thank you all for the good advice. Photoshop allows me to select a specific page from a PDF and rasterize it so the font will resize without degrading. Works very well!
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