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efraim or
fast preview quality on 1280
on Apr 22, 2010 at 6:58:53 am

good morning guys.
first time I'm working on large comp such as 1280X720.

noticed the the fast preview looks VERY un- sharp.
if I am rendering the comp to my pc it looks ok, but the fast preview looks very low detailed, no idea why.

the quality on - full.
and
OpenGL - interactive.

tried to change the settings but nothing helps.
any idea guys?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: fast preview quality on 1280
on Apr 22, 2010 at 1:14:09 pm

Um, pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is a "fast preview"? I've never heard the term before.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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efraim or
Re: fast preview quality on 1280
on Apr 22, 2010 at 1:22:28 pm

Hi Dave.

the main window. where you see your work.
the BIG window right above the timeline.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: fast preview quality on 1280
on Apr 22, 2010 at 1:32:01 pm

That's nice, now I know the location of this "fast preview".

So that I can understand exactly what's going on, perhaps you can now explain how you're doing this "fast preview". You know, the buttons you're clicking, the keystrokes you're using....

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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efraim or
Re: fast preview quality on 1280
on Apr 22, 2010 at 1:45:29 pm

thank you Dave.

please look on this printscreen:
http://i41.tinypic.com/yckm8.jpg

the preview is on FULL as you can see. yet - its very low detailed.
I can see the result in the right quality only if I am rendering it to my pc.

never worked on 1280px, therefor it never happened. the big size of the comp made it low detailed and I dont know how to make it right.

what do you think?


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John Cuevas
Re: fast preview quality on 1280
on Apr 22, 2010 at 2:10:42 pm

Your comp window is set at 87.9%---probably due to screen space limitations. Change it too 100% and see if that makes it look better.

Generally, for better looking working in your comp window, you need to be at 100% or 50%, when you use the "fit to" it will give you some weird scaling that will cause some distortion. Fit is good if you need to see everything for placement of objects and such but you sacrifice quality.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
http://www.ckandco.net


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efraim or
Re: fast preview quality on 1280
on Apr 22, 2010 at 2:19:59 pm

first of all John it worked. THANK YOU.

now, im not sure i understand the difference from 100% to fit.

now im working on 100% size and the quality is great, but what are you saying? when ill render the comp to my pc it will look different?


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John Cuevas
Re: fast preview quality on 1280
on Apr 22, 2010 at 2:32:20 pm

Your quality will look the same upon rendering as long as your quality settings are Best/Full.


The diffence is this. Your monitor is only can display so many pixels---Looks like you're around 1280x, maybe 1600x. If you choose "fit", the composition will scale to fit inside the composition window, you'll see the entire thing. In your case to make the 1280 fit inside the window, it scaled it down to 87.9%, but caused some distortion.

At a 100%, if your comp window is say only 900 pixels across-the 300 pixels on either side will be cut off in the preview, but your quality will be at it's max. The infomation is still there, you're just not seeing it.

You could play around with a graphic and test this out...set to fit and make the graphic stretch from all the way across the screen. Now change to 100% and you'll see that the sides of it are cut off.

Glad I could help.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
http://www.ckandco.net


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efraim or
Re: fast preview quality on 1280
on Apr 22, 2010 at 2:35:10 pm

not its all clear. thanks a lot John.


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