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  • Mon, Jan 1 2018 4:08 PM

    File Resolution Changes After Importing Image From Photoshop

    Using photoshop, I created a still image file that includes text and photo.  Photoshop reports the size of the entire image at 1920x1080.  When I import this photoshop file into Media Composer, the image quality decreases dramatically such that the text becomes hard to read as if it were out of focus or something.

    What do you suggest I do in order to end up with the highest resolution possible and highest image quality possible in Media Composer?  What did I do wrong?  How do I do it right?

    Also, I have published and exported the sequence to Quicktime.MOV and when I play it back through QuickTime it still has that low quality (low resolution) problem.

     

    thank you so much

    HG

     

     

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  • Mon, Jan 1 2018 4:34 PM In reply to

    • jef
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    Re: File Resolution Changes After Importing Image From Photoshop

    What exactly are your import settings?  A small mistake there can create what you are seeing.

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  • Mon, Jan 1 2018 5:30 PM In reply to

    Re: File Resolution Changes After Importing Image From Photoshop

    screen shot

     

    To see above screen shot, you might have to right click for view options

    here's a screen shot of my import settings.

    I also tried ["Resize Image To Fit Format Raster"] and that didn't work.

    I also tried ["Invert On Import (White = Opaque)"]

     

     

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  • Mon, Jan 1 2018 8:42 PM In reply to

    Re: File Resolution Changes After Importing Image From Photoshop

    In the past some people with Mac's  have found that exporting the image from Photoshop as a 72dpi 1920:1080 image gives them better results. There is no good technical reason for this to work better but could be worth a try.

    I would also try a Save As from Photoshop to  a  *.png image and also a *.jpeg image. 

  • Mon, Jan 1 2018 10:56 PM In reply to

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    Re: File Resolution Changes After Importing Image From Photoshop

    mrhgdomenech:

    screen shot

     

    To see above screen shot, you might have to right click for view options

    here's a screen shot of my import settings.

    I also tried ["Resize Image To Fit Format Raster"] and that didn't work.

    I also tried ["Invert On Import (White = Opaque)"]

    I am sorry, I should have asked what codec did you choose in the import process as well?  Those import settings look good.  But if you accidentally chose a low quality codec, that could mess you up.  And I also agree with Andrew about setting your Photoshop project to 72dpi.  This goes against some logic, but is a tried and true workflow.

    Also, can we assume that the raster size of the project you imported into was 1920x1080 as well?

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  • Tue, Jan 1 2019 4:42 AM In reply to

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    Re: File Resolution Changes After Importing Image From Photoshop

    Something to keep in mind when importing PSD files into Avid Media Composer:

     

    1 Layer PSD + Semi-Transparency = Angry Avid

     

    To Fix: 

    in graphics editor, add a second Layer with 1 or more solid pixels

    In Avid MC, launch Import of edited PSD

    When asked how to handle the multi-layer PSD, click "Select Layers"

    Select only your original layer, Click OK

    Be puzzled, but happy

     

    These two images were imported from identical PSD files, except...

    ... the one on the right brought an extra layer and 1 pixel along for the ride.  I've seen much worse distortion than this in other imported image files, but this much unintentional variance is enough to make me glad I finally learned the Layer + Pixel hack.

  • Tue, Jan 1 2019 1:06 PM In reply to

    Re: File Resolution Changes After Importing Image From Photoshop

    Howabout AMA linking the still and then transcoding to the required resolution?

    I only use import if I can't AMA link.

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