Importing stills from PC to FCE

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kelseynyc, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. kelseynyc macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2005
    Does anyone know how to get screen shots from a PC into Final Cut Express without being blurry. I feel like I've tried everything. I am making a software training video, but the software itself only runs on a PC. When I import the screen shots (I've tried AVI, MOV, JPEG, Bitmap...) they look fine in the viewer and the timeline, until I render them, and then they go all fuzzy. I've tired both square and non-square pixels, my images are 720 x 540, and I've tried every kind of compression and non-compression available.
    Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

  2. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    720x540 is the correct non-square size. You'll need to resize them to 720x480 (DV source) and apply a slight blur of around 0.3 to 0.5 pixels in Photoshop to cut down on the high-frequency parts of the image. This is an essential step to getting graphics to display on an NTSC monitor without it flickering like crazy.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]

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