2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 8, 2012 12:45 PM by DavidAv1

    Help Importing a PSD File

    Ben Renko

      I have a video that was originally done some time ago on miniDV tapes. I converted to digital and am attempting to place a PSD file at the beginning, sort of like a Title Page. It has a jpg image of a young lady and some text, which looks great in PS and also in the Preview Pane, but when you run the video, even after rendering, the picture and the text are blurred.

       

      I also tried adding a Title Page and still got the same effect, although it does not appear to be as bad.

       

      Could it have to do with the output settings?

       

      Thanks in advance.

       

      --Ben

        • 1. Re: Help Importing a PSD File
          Colin Brougham Level 6

          Since you're using DV, your sequence is likely interlaced. The PSD, on the other hand, is progressive--or more specifically, has no field order. When you put a non-interlaced piece of media into an interlaced sequence, it's automatically (and unavoidably) interlaced.

           

          Simultaneously, you're probably gauging this by looking at your computer monitor--a progressive display. When you render the sequence, assuming your preview codec is set up to DV, your rendered previews are also interlaced. Displaying interlaced video on a progressive display will usually result in the appearance of interlacing artifacts that may or may not be an issue once it comes time to export. It's not an issue if you're encoding to an interlaced output and displaying on an interlaced device. It's sort of an issue if you're encoding to a progressive output and displaying on a progressive device--but not too big of an issue since Premiere Pro will automatically deinterlace on export. The quality of that is determined by whether you're using hardware MPE or the Maximum Render Quality option on export.

           

          How much this is an issue really depends on what your intended output for the finished video is.

          • 2. Re: Help Importing a PSD File
            DavidAv1 Level 1

            Are you still there? Your reply gave me some help me with this question - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/946071.

             

            My settings had by default Intel IYUV Codec? Is this correct or should it be DV PAL? I have a splitted screen and chose a frame size of 1100x720.