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Old January 25th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,
For almost all of my projects, I print to tape directly from the timeline to a BetaSP deck with the DecklinkSP. I notice that when I render graphics and text from Motion and Livetype in the timeline, they usually lose quality once they've been rendered. Since I'm not exporting to a different file format, I'm not using the animation codecs people have suggested for better looking graphics. Is there a way to get great looking footage when I print to tape from the timeline?
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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #2
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Anything dropped into a DV sequence will not look as good as the original in the animation codec.

Your best bet would be to drop your sequence into an 8-bit uncompressed sequence and render. Make sure you have drives capable of playing back uncompressed 8-bit.
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