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tejal shahArtifacting- After Effects
by on Sep 2, 2014 at 10:14:59 pm
Last Edited By tejal shah on Sep 2, 2014 at 10:16:01 pm

I'm creating titles for a movie in AE. I've tried everything, but there is still artifacting in some letters- especially the slanted letters like "M" or curves, like "S"... Here is what we're doing

- The text is created in AI
- Comp- 2k.
- Bringing it in to AE as composition.
- Resizing (scaling up) the text - Switching on the collapse transformation.
- Exporting with Alpha- Apple Prores 4444.

The file is 2k- looks okay on my laptop... but when brought in to color correct (Apple Color)- the edges look jaggedy. I even tried to just make text layers in AE instead of importing form AI. Still same issue- it's less visible, but it's still there.

What are we doing wrong?

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Dave LaRondeRe: Artifacting- After Effects
by on Sep 2, 2014 at 11:31:31 pm

I'd be more worried about what's BEHIND those letters; they're way worse-looking than the text.

Since we don't know if that screen grab we see has been magnified, it's tough to comment.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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tejal shahRe: Artifacting- After Effects
by on Sep 3, 2014 at 12:08:43 am

This is the actual exported movie file-

I would appreciate any help you could provide.


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Richard GarabedainRe: Artifacting- After Effects
by on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:30:49 pm

I downloaded the file, but i see no jagged edges. I see a clean...well, all the letters are clean and sharp 1080.

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Kevin CampRe: Artifacting- After Effects
by on Sep 3, 2014 at 5:53:57 pm

you'll often have trouble with red over darker backgrounds (or dark over red) with yuv codecs... it has to do with how red is generated from the yuv components.

to test if this is the issue, you can try either using a different color for the text, or a different brighter background (or brighten up the area of you shot where the red text is over).

Kevin Camp
Art Director

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