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Pablo Harari
export stills bigger than actual video size
on Sep 17, 2011 at 11:40:23 pm

Hi everyone,
How can I export stills with FCP in a bigger size than the actual video and sequence size?
(the footage is in a terrible 320x240 because the video is not the aim of the project -i'm making choreographies that later should be studied and danced-, but I need to work some stills in photoshop and they come out too small…
HELP!

thanks a lot,
Pablo


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David Roth Weiss
Re: xport stills bigger than actual video size
on Sep 18, 2011 at 2:37:22 am

Give up trying to make any printable stills from that itty bitty video. The video is already 4X less than the resolution of a 300dpi photo with the same pixel dimensions. So, you would need HD video at 1280x720 just to wind up with stills at 360x180 at 300dpi, which is standard still resolution for print media.

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Pablo Harari
Re: xport stills bigger than actual video size
on Sep 18, 2011 at 2:51:46 am

No I don't need to print it. of course, that would be nothing but silly,
I need to work it on photoshop and it has to be big enough to see a body more or less clearly…


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Thomas Morter-Laing
Re: xport stills bigger than actual video size
on Sep 19, 2011 at 8:20:01 am

As far as I'm aware- you can't. Think about the technicalities of that. The video IS a certain resolution. In a way photographers understand-HD is sort of like having 25 (depending on where you are) 2.07 (ish) megapixel images every second. There is no way of increasing the resolution (well, not actually- there are a few ways of tricking it with various plugins, but most are pants). Unless you shot with film, which is a little different.

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Pablo Harari
Re: xport stills bigger than actual video size
on Sep 19, 2011 at 12:12:10 pm

I get it…

thanks Tom!


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