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Richard PengellyUsing stills in FCP?
by on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:45:59 am

Hi,

I have been asked to create a slide show using some still photo's(Jpegs). The photo's have been edited in Photo shop. They have given a white border with black text explaining where they are from. They are 300 dpi but I am not sure what the canvas size is. When I put them together and export them as a QT file they look like crap. I tried using DVD Studio pro and creating a slide show but still they look no good. When I preview the stills they look great.

Does anyone on the Cow know how I can resolve this and create a sharp hi res slide show?

I am sure there is an answer in the Archives but I am on a super slow and expensive satellite internet connection in the middle of the south pacific.

Funkin it up Old School


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Greg OnderaRe: Using stills in FCP?
by on Dec 13, 2011 at 3:56:01 pm

Video is 72 dpi no matter what, including HD but HD has more lines to work with than SD. Also the difference between an interlaced format and progressive formats are significant here. You'll get all kinds of difficulties with resolving small type in interlaced formats. So setting the timeline for a progressive format at a high HD resolution is the first step. Or what about just using PowerPoint to do your slide presentation?

Greg Ondera
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Richard HarringtonRe: Using stills in FCP?
by on Dec 13, 2011 at 4:20:09 pm

There is no such thing as DPI in video. Dots per inch is a print term.

Video is total pixel count. IE 1920 X 1080, 1280 x 720. Etc.

Using Photoshop stick to the preset menu. Watch the Cow's Photoshop for Video podcast and/or pick up book of same name,

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques


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Greg OnderaRe: Using stills in FCP?
by on Dec 13, 2011 at 4:33:28 pm

Right on! I love your book, Richard!

Greg Ondera
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Richard PengellyRe: Using stills in FCP?
by on Dec 13, 2011 at 8:53:08 pm

I am in the middle of the south Pacific on a slow satellite connection I cannot view video or download anything due to the slow speed. If I were to order a book I would get it in about 1 month or more as I can only receive mail in certain ports.

The slide show goes onto a DVD. If I use Power point can I Export an HD video File? and am I not going to run into the same resolution problem.

What should I do to the stills to prep them for FCP?

Does any one have a proven work flow or some detailed instructions on how to handle this?

Funkin it up Old School


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