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Rory Keenan
Puling a Still Frame to Print on a Poster
on Apr 1, 2012 at 12:01:12 am

I need to pull a still frame from from our footage to be printed on a poster.

I have done this but the image is not great quality (looks slightly pixelated), especially when poster size.
I tried exporting the frame as TIFF, JPEG and a Photoshop documents.....all with the same result.
The exported still images were 1920x1080 pixels (same as footage)

The director insists there is a way to export these images that will be good quality for print......he says he's done it with standard def footage.
However I'm not so sure.


There were stills shot on the location which look much sharper (because they are approx 4000x2500 pixels)

Our footage is 1080p 29.97fps shot on a Cannon Mark V.

Is there a trick I'm missing?

Any Suggestions??


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Michael Aranyshev
Re: Puling a Still Frame to Print on a Poster
on Apr 1, 2012 at 2:28:08 am

That director is full of BS. 1920x1080 frame looks good printed at 6.4"x3.6". It may look ok at 9.6"x5.4". Anything bigger will look like crap.


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Shane Ross
Re: Puling a Still Frame to Print on a Poster
on Apr 1, 2012 at 3:00:46 am

And they are only 72dpi...SD or HD, doesn't matter. 1920x1080 72dpi is the best it gets.

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Bret Williams
Re: Puling a Still Frame to Print on a Poster
on Apr 1, 2012 at 5:51:09 pm

They're whatever DPI you want them to be. Up to 1920 DPI. You simply change the DPI in your print program (PS) or it will do it for you depending on how you set the scaling parameters in the image size dialog. 6.5" wide is what you'll get for 300dpi. The image will be printed 6.5" wide and will be 300dpi.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Puling a Still Frame to Print on a Poster
on Apr 1, 2012 at 4:31:31 pm

[Michael Aranyshev] "That director is full of BS. 1920x1080 frame looks good printed at 6.4"x3.6". It may look ok at 9.6"x5.4". Anything bigger will look like crap."

Precise on all accounts...

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Rafael Amador
Re: Puling a Still Frame to Print on a Poster
on Apr 1, 2012 at 3:33:59 am

[Rory Keenan] "There were stills shot on the location which look much sharper (because they are approx 4000x2500 pixels)"
With this he can expect something a bit better, but tell him don't expect miracles.
They may try some Photoshop plugin to improve the upscaling.
As Michael said, with 1920x1080 you can get something around 6.4"x3.6" with average printing quality (300dpi).
rafael

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Chris Tompkins
Re: Puling a Still Frame to Print on a Poster
on Apr 1, 2012 at 1:52:13 pm

Video resolutions are NOT print quality.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Bret Williams
Re: Puling a Still Frame to Print on a Poster
on Apr 1, 2012 at 5:54:00 pm

They are at a particular size. SD was another story. But with HD you're able to grab a decent rez magazine shot. But they're often blurry due to the slow shutter speed or camera movement. Just not the same as a nice sharp still.


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Mark Suszko
Re: Puling a Still Frame to Print on a Poster
on Apr 2, 2012 at 2:05:21 pm

You could try the Genuine Fractals program for upscaling, or whatever it is they call it now - it doesn't add rez, it uses fractals to make the rez you have work over a larger scaled size.


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: Puling a Still Frame to Print on a Poster
on Apr 2, 2012 at 3:51:05 pm

Great answer for sure.

I'll bet we'll see a day shortly where someone like AJA, Teranex or other will upscale HD to 4k in a hardware up conversion, you print from that...

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