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When I upload a video onto EL, will the quality decrease?

Posted: Sun, 29th Mar 2009, 10:50pm

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Airsoft Studios

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Ok, I have a few more questions. So I filmed this video, then I put it onto EL (demo), then I rendered it out. So I watched the footage again and it had lines all going through it and looked pretty bad. Pixels were huge. That sort of thing. Did EffectsLab decrease teh quality of my video? Or was it cause of WMM? (probably) Was it just because it was the demo? How can I change the quality of the videos, (when you first upload the demo you get to pick the quality).

Thanks.

If I didn't explain clearly, post a comment.
Posted: Sun, 29th Mar 2009, 11:06pm

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Axeman

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Have you watched the video tutorials at all? If not, please do so, as they explain all of the basic functionality of the programs.

Without seeing the footage, we can't say with certainty what the problem is. We can say, however, that any decrease in quality coming from EffectsLab is either due to not setting the project up correctly, or to selecting a poor quality codec when you rendered out. And please stop posting support questions in the Filmmaker's forum. There are eight forums specifically for support, surely one will correspond with your needs?

Lines going through the footage is likely interlacing, which isn't a problem, but rather an aspect of video that comes with the territory. Computer displays are progressive, televisions and video cameras are interlaced (in general), so when you display video footage on a computer, you occasionally get the interlacing showing up and making things ugly. play it back on a TV, and it will look fine, if you want to play it back on a computer, it should be de-interlaced as the final step of the project. Again, without seeing it we can't say for certain that this is your situation. Pixels being huge is probably a compression thing, and could result from using a crap codec such as Cinepak. Or it might be something else. You can use the canvas menu to change the quality of the Canvas display within the program.
Posted: Sun, 29th Mar 2009, 11:23pm

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Airsoft Studios

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Axeman wrote:

Have you watched the video tutorials at all? If not, please do so, as they explain all of the basic functionality of the programs.

Without seeing the footage, we can't say with certainty what the problem is. We can say, however, that any decrease in quality coming from EffectsLab is either due to not setting the project up correctly, or to selecting a poor quality codec when you rendered out. And please stop posting support questions in the Filmmaker's forum. There are eight forums specifically for support, surely one will correspond with your needs?

Lines going through the footage is likely interlacing, which isn't a problem, but rather an aspect of video that comes with the territory. Computer displays are progressive, televisions and video cameras are interlaced (in general), so when you display video footage on a computer, you occasionally get the interlacing showing up and making things ugly. play it back on a TV, and it will look fine, if you want to play it back on a computer, it should be de-interlaced as the final step of the project. Again, without seeing it we can't say for certain that this is your situation. Pixels being huge is probably a compression thing, and could result from using a crap codec such as Cinepak. Or it might be something else. You can use the canvas menu to change the quality of the Canvas display within the program.
Yes, of course I'll post in the support forums. Sorry about that. Thanks for moving it there. Yes, I have watched alot of the tutorials to get hang of the program. Alright, thank you for the adivice. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 1:36am

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Terminal Velocity

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In my rather limited experience, the quality has never decreased because of the labs/studios.