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Mick HaenslerHi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 11:16:20 am

Hey Everyone. I need to do a hi rez screen capture of a web page for a Motion project. I've tried just shooting the screen with my DSLR, it looks good in Lightroom but when I bring it into Motion as a hi rez TIFF, it looks just terrible. Any suggestions??

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Stephen SmithRe: Hi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 2:03:45 pm

SnapzPro will let you increase the size to I think 600% for a screen grab. It has a free trial that you can see if it works for you.

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Mark SuszkoRe: Hi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 2:41:39 pm

Your Apple comes with a free grab tool called, oddly enough; "grab"

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Try a tiff from that as well. You can also hit "print to PDF" and since pdf's are basically vector, they scale up big very well compared to raster graphic formats.


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Mick HaenslerRe: Hi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 5:35:13 pm

Thanks guys, all good ideas. I'm leaning towards PDF since it's vector.

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Mark SpencerRe: Hi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 5:36:40 pm

It won't be vector, you are making a bitmap image.

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Mick HaenslerRe: Hi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 6:31:56 pm

[Mark Spencer] "It won't be vector, you are making a bitmap image. "

Your right, I just tried it. Looks like crap. Guess I'll try Snapspro.



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Mark SuszkoRe: Hi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 6:34:43 pm

I was imprecise; the graphics in a PDF file are vector. The text is not.


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Mark SpencerRe: Hi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 6:37:52 pm

But if you are working with a screen grab, the vector nature of PDFs will have no impact because you are starting with a bitmap image.

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Noah KadnerRe: Hi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 7:09:13 pm

For really intensive graphical stuff I redraw it in Illustrator or very high res in Photoshop- really depends on what you need.

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Mick HaenslerRe: Hi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:10:25 pm

I ended up using Snapz Pro scaled to 400% rendered to a TIFF file. While not fantastic, I think it will be just fine for this project. One thing I don't understand is as I did an animated zoom in to a certain part of the frame, the quality got better. The frame was around 20% and I was zooming in using keyframes on the Z axis. Didn't make sense to me. Anyone have an explanation?

PS. The more I use Motion, the more I likes it!!

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Stephen SmithRe: Hi Rez Screen Capture
by on Jun 7, 2010 at 8:16:29 pm

I have no idea, have you looked at it set to best? Does it do it when it is exported out? I'm wondering if that is a real time thing and not in the final output.

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