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Color Gradient making striped background [ANSWER]

Posted: Tue, 15th Jul 2008, 12:19pm

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Catie

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Hello and thanks in advance for helping me with this!! I am using a green screen and want a solid color background that has a little gradient. I apply the color gradient to the jpg I'm using (for background) and get a fabulous-looking effect, but when I render I get wide, hard-edged stripes in the background. Anyone else having this problem? Any ideas on solutions?
Thanks!
Posted: Tue, 15th Jul 2008, 12:48pm

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Simon K Jones

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What render settings are you using? It's possible that you're using a low quality codec that's stripping out some of the colour info.
Posted: Tue, 15th Jul 2008, 1:03pm

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Catie

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Tarn - render settings appear to be very limited - either single file or multi-file, and either QT movie or image stream. I am rendering for import back into FinalCut, and have chosen single file and QT movie. Is there somewhere else to look for render settings?

Thanks for your help!
Posted: Tue, 15th Jul 2008, 1:08pm

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Simon K Jones

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When you actually go to render, another compression settings dialog should appear with more options. What did you choose from that?
Posted: Tue, 15th Jul 2008, 1:15pm

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Catie

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Compression type Video, Quality Best. Just checked one frame using DV/NTSC compression and it looks much better. So I'm guessing that video is the default compression but not the best?

Thank you!
Posted: Tue, 15th Jul 2008, 1:17pm

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Simon K Jones

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Indeed. 'Animation' codec is a good codec if you need to retain quality.
Posted: Tue, 15th Jul 2008, 1:34pm

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Catie

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Wow. Rendered a frame in Animation and it's just great! Thank you!