Photoshop W/ DV footage

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Espnetboy3, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2003
    Does anyone know what this means, its a message I got when combining a picture into a new file I made. "The target document has a different depth than the source document. This may result in lower than expected quality. Are you sure you wanted to proceed.?

    Another question I have was while doing work in photoshop for video (DV) should I work from NTSC DV1 720x480 from the start with a certain pixel or color profile set? I ask this because I enjooy doing matte paintings and backdrops. Im sure sometimes I would have to make the document bigger if there is a pan or something involved.
    Help would be great. Thanks
  2. The Past macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2004
    Are you getting that message across 8 and 16 bit images (one being 8 and the other 16)?
  3. Espnetboy3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2003
    True my document might have been 8 bit and the other 16 i would have to go back and check that out. But I dont think it was.
  4. Poeben macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2004
    Be careful with your pixel dimensions. Although DV is 720x480, these are not the same square pixels that your computer displays. TVs use rectangular pixels, which are taller than they are wide. If you were to use the standard DV dimensions in photoshop to create graphics, when you import them into a DV project you will likely see that they have become squashed. Starting in photoshop 7, there is a preset for working with DV with a pixel dimension of 720x534. When you import these to FCP, DVDSP etc, they will scale accordingly preserving your intended look.

    good luck.
  5. Espnetboy3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2003

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