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Old March 22nd, 2007, 05:01 PM   #1
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Smooth Gradients?

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I'm trying to add a gradient to a scene and multiply it to the image to create a smooth falloff to the side. I created a gradient in photoshop and in final cut itself but the results in both cases are really poor with visible banding across the gradient. What can I be doing wrong? I have tried in vain to search the manuals and online but have yet to find a solution.

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 08:06 AM   #2
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Are you viewing the results on your computer monitor or a well setup video monitor?
I am going to guess that you are editing in the highly compressed DV format.
If you want great results with gradients then you might think about working in 10bit uncompressed.

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 02:41 PM   #3
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Banding is often a result of compression, particularly noticeable on soft edges, gradients and feathers. You could try a different codec.

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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:47 AM   #4
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Banding is often a result of compression, particularly noticeable on soft edges, gradients and feathers. You could try a different codec.

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But the end result has to go back to DV tape. I have used the inbuilt gradient in Final cut pro as it works perfectly. However, images imported from photoshop with the same type of gradient look awful.

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