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Mike Petty
Pixeling art and text in a logo
on Feb 4, 2010 at 5:36:28 pm

I have created a little logo bumper in Motion and it's pixeling on me when I get it into the FCP timeline

It was created in Motion as a 1080p project and exported as XDCAM EX (to match the FCP settings). If look at the logo, which is just a bunch of ovals (that grow sequentially for 3/4 seconds) and some type in the canvas/viewer at full size...everything is crisp and smooth.

But...when I size the windows at 33% to work on things the logo gets pixely. Normally I would not sweat that but when I export the film and logo out as a full quality QT movie the logo remains pixely.

This is baffling. What am I missing?


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Mark Spencer
Re: Pixeling art and text in a logo
on Feb 4, 2010 at 5:41:33 pm

First, read over this:

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/motion_text_in_fcp_spencer.html

Then, consider just putting the Motion project itself in your timeline rather than rendering a movie - this allows you to still edit the project if you need to, and when you render, it will automatically render to match your sequence settings.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Mike Petty
Re: Pixeling art and text in a logo
on Feb 4, 2010 at 6:05:35 pm

I imported the motion project into FCP. Here's an interesting wrinkle. The text/art look great in the viewer when it is not playing. When I hit play it goes pixelly. When I insert it into the timeline it's pixelly after I render it. Very weird side by side...Fine in the viewer - Pixelly in the canvas.

Thoughts?

Thanks.

MP


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Mark Spencer
Re: Pixeling art and text in a logo
on Feb 4, 2010 at 6:07:17 pm

This is probably why:

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/motion_text_in_fcp_spencer.html

--
Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Mike Petty
Re: Pixeling art and text in a logo
on Feb 4, 2010 at 8:36:18 pm

I re-read all of your points in the article and insured I have done the things that can help optimize the quality. I am monitoring on an external monitor...23" ACD through a Matrox box...and the type and little ovals still look cruddy!

Mark thanks for your input, though. This is frustrating.

MP



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zak peric
Re: Pixeling art and text in a logo
on Feb 4, 2010 at 9:02:25 pm

HI there

http://www.dvcreators.net/why-are-my-titles-and-graphics-pixelated-in-final...


Also render your logo animation from Motion with Lossless codec like animation codec with alpha channel if you have alpha channel. If your logo is only an image render the still image from motion. File export and change the export option to still image (maybe tiff or PSD).

Give it a go, maybe this will help. You have nothing to lose.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. by Confucius.


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