4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 5, 2011 4:35 PM by Burk Wagner

    Export Still Frame - Resolution

    mmdeziner Level 1

      I need to export a still frame from a video to create print materials. I exported as DPX from Program monitor (couldn't find any settings for resolution). Opened the file in Photoshop and realized the file resolution is 72 pixels per inch. How can I change export settings to be able to export stills at 300 resolution.Since DPX is used to create film prints, I assume there is a way to export stills at other than screen resolution. Suggestions and pointers appreciated.



        • 1. Re: Export Still Frame - Resolution
          Colin Brougham Level 6
          I assume there is a way to export stills at other than screen resolution.


          There isn't. Screen resolution has little connection to print resolution. Video (and film) doesn't have any sort of DPI, though it's commonly referred to as having 72DPI; this is really just a convenience, more than anything. The only thing that matters in video is raw frame size, e.g. 1920x1080. At the typical print resolution of 300DPI, that's about 6.5"x3.5"--not exactly poster size.


          The best you can do is use Photoshop or other scaling algorithms to blow up the image, with the knowledge that it's going to get less sharp the larger you go.

          • 2. Re: Export Still Frame - Resolution
            John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            You can't - I think 72dpi is all you get


            Video is based on the size of the codec, not on pixels

            • 3. Re: Export Still Frame - Resolution
              Harm Millaard Level 7

              DPI is completely irrelevant in video work. Exporting a frame from PR is only about pixel dimensions, for instance 1920 x 1080 or 720 x 480. There is no relationship to DPI. For printed work you may need 300 DPI or even higher, but you will be left with a lack of pixels to make a decent print. If the pixels are missing to start with, there is no way to create them.

              • 4. Re: Export Still Frame - Resolution
                Burk Wagner Level 1

                There are actually several software programs that promise excellent scale-up for exactly the conditions you specify. Just google; caveat emptor, of course.