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PowerUP 02: Make Your Still Images Look Great

Mfr PN: LJ-02
Our PN: CVCN3010154
Manufacturer: Class on Demand
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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Quick Overview

Working with still images in video is surprisingly difficult, because still images created on the computer have almost nothing in common with video images. Computers and video differ in resolution, color space, gray scale, and, most significantly, pixel aspect ratio. And these differences lead to a lot of confusion.



Manufacturer Part Number: LJ-02

In this Final Cut Studio tutorial, host Larry Jordan, will explain why it's hard to make still images look good, show how to prep your images for video, illustrate how to size your images properly, and show how to create moves on stills using Apple's Final Cut Pro and GeeThree's PhotoMotion. Plus, this provides extensive tables illustrating how to properly size stills.

Audience Level
This episode is designed for editors who are comfortable with both Final Cut Pro and Photoshop; though other image editing software can be used. The techniques discussed here apply to all versions of Final Cut Pro and all versions of Photoshop. PhotoMotion requires Final Cut Pro 6 or later. All software techniques are specifically illustrated step-by-step.

Content Outline

  • Explain the differences between still images on the computer and in video.
  • Illustrate the differences in image resolution.
  • Illustrate the differences in color space.
  • Explain interlacing and why it adds complexity to stills in video.
  • Illustrate pixel aspect ratios and why they are important.
  • Show examples of how ignoring pixel aspect ratios create stretched graphics in video.
  • Provide a table illustrating how to properly size still images for full screen video display.
  • Provide a table illustrating how to properly size still images to do moves on images.
  • Explain the differences in how Final Cut Pro imports single layer and multi-layer images.
  • Provide a table illustrating how to size PSD images for video.
  • Illustrate a workflow for properly importing PSD images into Final Cut Pro.
  • Explain what gamma and color profiles are.
  • Show how to properly set color profiles in Photoshop.
  • Provide solutions to common still image problems, such as flickering.
  • Show how to create moves on stills in Final Cut Pro.
  • Show how to create moves on stills using PhotoMotion.

Total Run Time: 00:50:05


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