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Old April 20th, 2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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Text distortion

Two questions:

Below is a link to an image that shows how messed up my text looks in Vegas on a black background. Usually if I change fonts it works out fine, but not this time. this was rendered to .avi widescreen, and frame size of text is 1440x960.

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http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/members/j...3-capture.html

Question #2:

How do you embed/put a photo in a post? I've seen others do it, but I'm flummoxed.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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Is this text zoomed in or did you use a large size font?
Try addding a small black outline to the text.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #3
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That is not zoomed in, that is the actual size. I did darken the white to a light grey, and that helped. I'll try your suggestions also.

Thanks Terry.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #4
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Also, change the text display to double resolution.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #5
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Actually what you see is double the resolution, I have also tried it tripled, it's the same.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #6
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Hi Jeff,
I had the same exact problem, changed the properties to HDV 720-30P problem was solved.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #7
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Jeff, you said you changed the text to a light grey and that helped.
I make it a rule to never exceed 235-235-235 for white text (and 16-16-16 for black) and don't recall ever having this problem.
These values ensure that text says within the 16-235 luminance range.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 08:06 AM   #8
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Well Mike, it would appear that you have validated my experience. Thanks.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 08:47 AM   #9
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You're welcome Jeff.
I can't remember where I read those values but it's something I stick to and, as I said, have never had problems by doing so.
BTW, I've found Great Titles with the DV Codec to be an excellent article on the subject.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 08:51 AM   #10
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Those values seem perfect. Titles are still white but no issues now. Thanks for the link!
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 03:02 AM   #11
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Excellent article, Mike. Thank you for posting the link.
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