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Old September 4th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Scan invitation settings?

Hello all, just a quick question about scanning invitations for inclusion on DVD, any "perfect" settings to use when scanning? I shoot in SD and create SD DVD's, scan at 300 dpi, my invitations often come out "less than perfect".....
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Old September 4th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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Re: Scan invitation settings?

Hi Darryn

I would have thought that scanning the invite would be a bit bland for video..surely it would be a lot better to actually film it at the reception setting or even a fake setting? Even on a table with two red roses and pan across or down the card would create a nicer picture and less sterile than just a doc scan.

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Old September 4th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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Better to videotape it not straight on but from an angle so the viewer will see it as a card in sted of fullscreen graphic.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for suggestions, will give it a try tomorrow
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Old September 4th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #5
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The last time I scanned one (only for a slightly blurred background for another shot) was about 2 years ago and I can't think of the last time I've scanned one in for use on it's own. I do what the other suggested. I shoot it generally with the rings on it. Sometimes straight on, sometimes from an angle, depends on the invite and the way I placed the rings.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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Don't forget to use some nice "page-flip" and "random-blocks" transitions with that!
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Old September 10th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #7
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For ease of use and the highest quality images, I photograph invitations and programs. I add motion and effects in post.
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