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Ronald Williamson
Video looks good in Project pallet but bad in timeline?
on Jul 24, 2010 at 4:19:41 am

Hi,


Video taken with my digital camcorder looks good if I double click on it in the Project window (the window you import files into) but when I drag it into the timeline it looks bad... no antialisasing -- has that staircase look on the edges. Why is this? I tried to deinterlace it by right clicking on the video in the Project window and selecting interprete footage trying this and that but I need some advise as clearly swinging in the dark.


Can someone point me in the right direction or, explain why it looks clear when viewed from the 'project' window and.... not so good when viewed from the timeline?


Thanks,

Rusty


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David Johnson
Re: Video looks good in Project pallet but bad in timeline?
on Jul 24, 2010 at 5:53:10 pm

There are many things that can cause that ...

  • make sure your comp settings match the kind of footage you're working with (drag the footage to the new comp icon at bottom of project panel)
  • make sure you have the footage interpretation right for the kind of footage you're working with (the window you mentioned)
  • make sure the resolution of your comp window is set to full, rather than half or quarter (drop-down menu at bottom of comp window)
  • make sure the resolution of your footage layer is set to full instead of draft in the timeline (forward-slash switch in the timeline)


If those don't do it, mention the specific type of footage you're working with and other details so it'll be easier for someone to help (codec, interlaced or not, format, etc.).


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