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John O'Brien
My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 12, 2010 at 5:50:04 pm

Please reference this screenshot:

http://lalemantpolyphonic.org/00_temp/RESOLUTION_MOTION.jpg

Here's what happens:

A. I make a Motion file, and it looks beautiful (reference " 2. ")

B. I copy that Motion file, and I use the EXTACT SAME file and text, just change the words.

C. As you can see, it looks like CRAP (see " 1. ")

D. CAN YOU HELP? This makes NO SENSE. Why is it so pixelated and crappy looking?


Neither of these have helped me AT ALL.

http://www.rippletraining.com/motion_text_and_fcp.html?cms=9b5c48ef6f31f21e...

http://www.larryjordan.biz/articles/lj_grfx_look.html


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Noah Kadner
Re: My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 12, 2010 at 6:06:46 pm

I'd suggest rendering in Motion instead and dragging the render into FCP instead of the Motion project directly.

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John O'Brien
Re: My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 12, 2010 at 6:41:09 pm

I am sad, because I've tried to do this numerous times, but it still looks bad: http://lalemantpolyphonic.org/00_temp/still_bad.jpg


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Noah Kadner
Re: My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 12, 2010 at 7:35:18 pm

Well that's super fine red text on a black BG- not too mention viewing probably on FCP's half-res proxy screen. That's about the worst possible combo you could create...

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John O'Brien
Re: My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 12, 2010 at 7:40:28 pm

Thanks, Noah.

For reasons I don't understand, the font looks beautiful in white ---- terrible in red, good in white, and a few other colors ---- this is nuts!! (isn't it?)


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Mark Spencer
Re: My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 12, 2010 at 8:58:36 pm

What codec are you rendering to? If DV, it's terrible for text, and the worst for red text.

This article might give you some general insight:

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

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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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John O'Brien
Re: My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 14, 2010 at 3:34:36 pm

Hello!

I've been going to HDV, but I also tried it in other codecs like Apple ProRes, and it still looked horribly pixelated.

Why is red so bad?? Why does the COLOR affect the pixelation?


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mark pigott
Re: My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 14, 2010 at 3:09:48 pm

Did you check the interlace flag in FCP. Sometimes NONE gets switched to LOWER.





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John O'Brien
Re: My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 14, 2010 at 3:35:10 pm

Howdy!!

Where do I find that setting, my dear friend?


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mark pigott
Re: My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 14, 2010 at 7:36:00 pm

Either view your bins as list to see this info, or Apple-9 the text in
question, this brings up object properties in FCP.



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Dave Jenkins
Re: My Motion 3.0 text looks like crap in FCP
on Jun 16, 2010 at 4:17:50 am

Make sure your motion project is set to best in the render settings.

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