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Jonny Cates
Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 26, 2015 at 9:51:33 am

I have a project shot in 24p with a title crawl and a credit roll. It seems the text -- as it rolls or crawls by, produces a slight "ghosting" image effect as each letter and word moves by. It's readable, but looks a little disturbing and not 100% smooth flowing.

It this because of 24p and the out-put for video is 23.978?

Anyway to resolve or improve this issue?


Thanks!

Jonny Cates


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John Rofrano
Re: Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 26, 2015 at 1:06:50 pm

What happens if you slow the crawl down? The ghosting might be because it is moving too fast for 24p and just needs to be slowed down.

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Jonny Cates
Re: Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 27, 2015 at 2:20:33 am

Yes, I did do that John. And it did help some some, or at least it minimized the effect. It's still basically there, just not as pronounced.

I thought about doing the titles in another sequence at 29.98 frames, outputting that to a Quicktime, then importing that at 24. Don't know if that would smooth things out perfectly, or I'm not even certain what happens to the transparency on just a roll or crawl when imported by itself.

Type has to lay on top -- of moving video in the background.

May have to live with it the way it is....thanks.

Jonny Cates


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Patrick Donegan
Re: Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 27, 2015 at 4:01:30 am

Does it have anything to do with the "Drop Shadow"?

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Jonny Cates
Re: Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 27, 2015 at 4:43:13 am

Patrick....
I went in and removed the drop shadow on the crawl per your suggestion, and I do believe it made a bit o' difference....enough to warrant getting rid of it.

The font is the color white, and needed a drop shadow (or something) to keep the letters from blending into some parts of the background...

so....question:

Is it advisable to change the color of the font to something else -- so it would not blend into the background?

I'm not certain what color to use that wouldn't be "jinky looking" on the eyes.

Any opinion?

Good suggestion on the drop shadow removal....it did seem to help.

Jonny Cates


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John Rofrano
Re: Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 27, 2015 at 4:18:28 pm

[Jonny Cates] "I'm not certain what color to use that wouldn't be "jinky looking" on the eyes."
Yellow fonts are used a lot and seem to be acceptable. You could also add a stoke to the font to give it an outline. White font with a black stroke instead of a black shadow. Not sure if that would make it any worse.

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Jonny Cates
Re: Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 29, 2015 at 9:47:52 am

Well John, I did add a bit of color to it, and a stroke. I slowed it down just a tad more. I think it as acceptable now. Maybe not 100% perfect as if it were 29.98 frames, but still acceptable.

Thanks...

Jonny Cates


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John Rofrano
Re: Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 30, 2015 at 2:34:24 pm

You're welcome. I'm glad that helped.

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Patrick Donegan
Re: Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 28, 2015 at 6:36:28 am

One thing I have read and learned is NOT to use a pure white for text,
as there could be "issues."
So, you could go to the color picker and tone down the white to something else.

Yellow was suggested. Another suggestion is picking a color that fits the
theme of the video.

And yes, play around with adding an outline to the font.

Also, look thru the Font selection, and maybe pick a new font.

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John Rofrano
Re: Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 28, 2015 at 3:15:25 pm

[Patrick Donegan] "So, you could go to the color picker and tone down the white to something else."
Patrick is right, you should make sure that your whites are broadcast legal. That "something else" should be Broadcast White which is RGB 235,235,235. I'm surprised that the titles aren't broadcast legal right out of the box. I guess Apple feels that broadcast is dead and the Internet is the only viable delivery medium for the future. lol ;-)

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Jonny Cates
Re: Ghosting effect on credit roll
on Dec 29, 2015 at 9:50:53 am

It looks acceptable now Patrick. I did add a stroke, and changed the opacity to 90%. I reads OK now. It's not as smooth looking as a 29.98 frame rate, but smooth enough.

Thanks!

Jonny Cates


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