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- October 29, 2005 at 2:36 PM #44665
Hi all… great forum! 😀
I am having a bit of a problem using Premiere Pro to add movement to still images. Whether using the titler to scroll the image (as a logo) or using the “Move” property in the Effects Control window, the image will flicker badly and look absolutely terrible. It doesn’t seem to matter if I move the image up, down, side to side, fast or slow. Have tried several pictures with different resolutions and it’s the same problem.
The pictures are sharp and clear to start out with and return to that state once the movement stops.
Oddly enough, I can use the Scale property to zoom all the way in and out with no problems.
I do not have the same problem with video clips… they seem to move fluently with little or no interleave artifacts.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Thanks for the response, Endeavor… No problem at all asking more questions 😀
Yes, I’m using keyframes within the “Motion” effect property of the clip using the Position and Scale parameters in one instance.
In the other instance, I’m using Premiere’s title designer with the “Roll” option on and have a picture inserted as a “logo”.
Fairly simple stuff … in theory, anyway.
In both cases, the pictures flicker/flutter…. and not just a little bit…. when viewed in the preview window and after exporting to an AVI.
Although I’ve tried pictures of different resolutions.. perhaps I should try resizing them to a smaller resolution / file size. The pictures are high-quality and have file sizes from 500K to over a meg. Am I answering my own question? 😛 Perhaps these pic files just have more information than Premiere can handle while moving? Just a theory… probably wrong. Will experiment with that anyway.
Yes, I do have After Effects. However, I haven’t gotten into it much so I’m not very familiar with it and what it can do. Hope to have time in the very near future to explore the possibilities with it. But, I’m stilll in the learning stages with Premiere and don’t want to overwhelm myself.
Just a thought – I am using 6.5, and there is an option in the settings to Optimize Stills. I’ve had some flickering on images on the export if this was not checked.
Hmmmm. I wish I had an answer for you but I really have no idea why it would do that without actually seeing it. I have moved images many times in different formats, resolutions etc. and it always comes out perfect (as it should). After Effects can seem overwhelming at first and it does take time to get used to it. Once you do, though, you will use it all the time! Once you get the basic idea of how it works, you can do anything in the world you want since the same principles work throughout the entire program. In fact, if you’ve used keyframes in Premiere, After Effects is actually easier to use ketframes in. Way more control. Sorry to ramble. I love AE.