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    We're wanting to scan a wedding program and make that image move from the bottom to the top of the screen with some transparency to video behind. The text looks great in PhotoShop but is quite blurry in Edius. We've tried bmp, targa, tif and gif formats, changed the pixel aspect ratio to 0.9, size to 720 x 480, 720 x 534 and more. None have made the text presentable. The scan resolution is 1200 dpi. The text is plenty big to read.

    Suggestions. . .
    Main Edit Station: Edius 6.02, Gigabyte UD5, i7-950 @ 4.0, GTX 470, 12 GB GSkil, HD Spark, 4 TB RAID0 WD RE Video Drive, 2 TB RAID0 Render Drive
    2nd Computer: Edius 6.03, Asus P6X58D-E, i7-950 @ 3.07, Radeon 2600, 6 GB Corsair, 1.5 TB RAID0 Video Drive

  • #2
    Might be more the speed of motion rather than the size/resolution.

    Does it look okay when it's not moving?

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    • #3
      It is better when still but not acceptable.
      Main Edit Station: Edius 6.02, Gigabyte UD5, i7-950 @ 4.0, GTX 470, 12 GB GSkil, HD Spark, 4 TB RAID0 WD RE Video Drive, 2 TB RAID0 Render Drive
      2nd Computer: Edius 6.03, Asus P6X58D-E, i7-950 @ 3.07, Radeon 2600, 6 GB Corsair, 1.5 TB RAID0 Video Drive

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      • #4
        If it looks bad as a still, then you need to get that better first. If it looks bad still, it'll look worse moving.

        Also make sure that you're viewing on the TV monitor as the computer-monitor display will be scaled and is also subject to interlacing artifacts.

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        • #5
          And I would make the still better by doing what?
          Main Edit Station: Edius 6.02, Gigabyte UD5, i7-950 @ 4.0, GTX 470, 12 GB GSkil, HD Spark, 4 TB RAID0 WD RE Video Drive, 2 TB RAID0 Render Drive
          2nd Computer: Edius 6.03, Asus P6X58D-E, i7-950 @ 3.07, Radeon 2600, 6 GB Corsair, 1.5 TB RAID0 Video Drive

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          • #6
            Well, I would scan at 72 DPI, unless the text was small to begin with and you're scanning at increased DPI to make it larger.

            Contrary to popular belief, scanning at maximum resolution and downscaling it to the resolution you need usually results in worse results than scanning at the resolution you need.

            It'd help if you could post a sample of the image here.

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            • #7
              how are you scrolling it? 3D PIP or Imaginate2

              if Imaginate2, scan at 150 or 300dpi and do the scroll in IM2, then open the IVT in Edius, should look good
              Anton Strauss
              Antons Video Productions - Sydney

              EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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              • #8
                Bingo

                Thanks Anton. Imaginate did the trick. We were headed to doing this in AfterEffects but Imaginate is better and easier.

                Thanks for the idea!
                Main Edit Station: Edius 6.02, Gigabyte UD5, i7-950 @ 4.0, GTX 470, 12 GB GSkil, HD Spark, 4 TB RAID0 WD RE Video Drive, 2 TB RAID0 Render Drive
                2nd Computer: Edius 6.03, Asus P6X58D-E, i7-950 @ 3.07, Radeon 2600, 6 GB Corsair, 1.5 TB RAID0 Video Drive

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                • #9
                  You'd get a better result in After Effects by applying a slight 1 pixel blur to the moving layer (and motion blur tickbox). You might get some flickering if you do it in other programs.

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