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Keith Hill
Setting Project to output tiff at 300dpi
on Feb 16, 2006 at 10:34:46 pm

I'm doing some business cards and the printer stated that I needed to give him the dimensions 1125x675 @ 300dpi.

I have my Motion 2 project set to 1125 x 675 but it comes out 72dpi. Does anyone know how to get 300dpi out of it?

Keith Hill
http://www.LightedPath.biz
Dallas, TX
FCP 5.0.4, Motion 2.0.1, Combustion4 (Mac), Cinema 4D r9.5, PhotoshopCS2, PIllusion 3, DVD StudioPro 4.0.2, SoundtrackPro 1, ; Mac G5 (v10.4.4) 2Ghz, 1.5 RAM


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Noah Kadner
Re: Setting Project to output tiff at 300dpi
on Feb 17, 2006 at 1:43:44 am

Motion is always 72dpi because dpi is print, Motion works in video which is simply pixels. 1125x675 at 72dpi is the same as 1125x675 at 300dpi- the dpi only comes into play when you print something. Play around a bit in photoshop and you'll get it or read this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution

So for example if you wanted a "300dpi" equivalent version of an 1125x675 video at "72dpi" you actually want an output video resolution of 4688 x 2812. Which I believe is beyond the capability of Motion anyway. Is this something for Print? If so Motion is the wrong place to do it. If it's for video 4688 x 2812 is around 4K 35mm film resolution so this is huge.

Noah


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Keith Hill
Re: Setting Project to output tiff at 300dpi
on Feb 17, 2006 at 3:50:35 am

Thanks Noah. Yes, as I mentioned in the leading thread I am working on some business cards, and am working on them in photoshop. But, my logo was originally done in Motion, so I am trying to output the part that was created in Motion out as a 300dpi to be opened in Photoshop where the rest of the business card is already laid out.

Keith Hill
http://www.LightedPath.biz
Dallas, TX
FCP 5.0.4, Motion 2.0.1, Combustion4 (Mac), Cinema 4D r9.5, PhotoshopCS2, PIllusion 3, DVD StudioPro 4.0.2, SoundtrackPro 1, ; Mac G5 (v10.4.4) 2Ghz, 1.5 RAM


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Noah Kadner
Re: Setting Project to output tiff at 300dpi
on Feb 17, 2006 at 4:54:34 am

Motion is bitmap based, not vector so you'll likely get some artifacting by scaling something up from Motion. My suggestion would be to recreate in Photoshop or better Illustrator.

Noah


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Steve Kirkham
Re: Setting Project to output tiff at 300dpi
on Feb 22, 2006 at 1:13:06 pm

Set your logo as big as you can in Motion - export this to a TIFF (or do a screen grab). Open it in Photoshop and it will be 72dpi (as you have discovered). Go to Image... Image Size. Click OFF Resample image then in the Resolution box type in 300 instead of 72dpi. Your image will become smaller but will be 300dpi. Is the same as taking a photo from a digital camera which are usually huge (dimensions wise) but if you need it for print work you need to change it to 300dpi - same method applies.

Just be aware that on a business card type is going to be very small and even if your are working at 300dpi the text is not going to come out crisp. That's why most designers (myself included) will create graphical elements in Illustrator or vecctor program (as these are resolution independent), any photographic elements at 300dpi in Photoshop and any type elements in Quark/Indesign/Pagemaker (the type is then rendered at the dpi of the imagesetter your printshop uses - usaully 2400 or up)

Hope this helps

Steve Kirkham


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