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Re: Quality loss during Motion Tracking
on Aug 17, 2007 at 3:03:56 pm

Hey Simon,

It sounds like you're seeing artifacting from the extreme scale-down. Do you have the project's render-quality set to Best? This forces better quality (smoother) filtering on transformed images. As with any app, though, performing a large scale-down on an image forces you to choose between sharp & chunky or smooth & blurry, depending on the filtering settings.

Try to have your source image be as close to its onscreen-needed size, as much as possible. Or, as you suggested, you can use a vector-based file, like an Illustrator file or PDF. The vector file can be rendered at whatever its screen-size is, so it would always look optimal.

To set the render quality to Best (if you haven't), go to the 'View' menu in the Motion toolbar. You'll find the render quality settings most of the way down. Keep in mind that Best mode incurs a performance penalty, so I'd only toggle it on to do checks and for final output.

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