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Noland OrozacoHow to scale up a clip and keep sharp pixels
by on Dec 23, 2013 at 9:20:52 pm

Here's what I want:
I want to drop the resolution of a 1920x1080 clip to somewhere in the 384x216 range so that the each pixel is large sharp and visible. Then I want to display that low resolution clip in 1920x1080.
Here's what I tried:
I dropped the resolution from 1920x1080 down to 384x216, then rendered out some tiffs. The tiffs look exactly how I'd want them to look, each pixel is big and sharp. I imported the tiffs, and then scaled them back up to 1920x1080. Here's where the problem starts. When I scale the small footage back up, instead of those big sharp pixels, the image turns into a blurry mess where I can't distinguish one pixel from another.

Here's what I want it to look like in 1080p




Here's what I'm getting when I scale up






How can I scale a clip from low resolution to high and keep the blocky pixelation without any blur being added?

Thanks in advance for any help!


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Emily CarmichaelRe: How to scale up a clip and keep sharp pixels
by on Dec 23, 2013 at 9:28:58 pm

You can set the layer quality to "draft," and it will render blocky. (Make sure when you render the whole comp that you set the quality to either "draft" or "current" (current will keep the by-layer settings.))

You can also experiment with the "mosaic" and "sharpen" filters.


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Noland OrozacoRe: How to scale up a clip and keep sharp pixels
by on Dec 23, 2013 at 9:33:53 pm

Thanks that did just the trick!


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: How to scale up a clip and keep sharp pixels
by on Dec 24, 2013 at 10:07:21 am

The Mosaic effect should also accomplish this and also allow for tweaking.

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