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  • Riccardo Luppi

    May 31, 2023 at 10:08 am

    Hey Jean,
    As I mentioned in my previous message, if you export to 1080p you will get a loss of quality, regardless of the kbps. That value ensure the best quality possible for a 1080p web file. But the amount of pixels in the image cannot change. You also need to keep in mind that a .png graphic is 300dpi, while video is 72dpi. Thus, you are effectively reducing the pixel density by more than 4 times.
    So, unless you export to 4K, which is still going to look less detailed than your original .png, you are not going to get a better image that what you have now.

  • Jean Tertrain

    May 31, 2023 at 10:49 am

    Hey Riccardo,

    Thank you so much for your kind help.

    Do you mean there is no way for me to get a video that is loyal to my image… ? I’m shocked.

    My graphist spent hours to create the artwork but there is no way to have a proper video file… ?

    As you mention it, my 4K export still looks less good than the original.

    Can I get a better rendering by importing a different image format at first ?

    I cannot believe I have to work now with such a lesser quality file….

  • Riccardo Luppi

    June 5, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Jean that is just a technical matter. If you were to scale down the PGN to 1080p 72dpi in Photoshop, you’d get the same result. It is the same as watching a video in 1080p or 4k. The difference is visible but it is not due to the quality of the files themselves, but to the fact that you are comparing them to a file that simply has more resolution.

  • Jean Tertrain

    June 5, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Ok Riccardo but how can I get a video that is more loyal than the actual export to my image ? That’s my only concern.

  • Joby Anthony jr

    June 8, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Good afternoon Jean! As I’ve been watching this thread, I “think” your solution is to frankly have the image recreated in something like After Effects. That would especially help with the resolution of the handwriting font. Something that’s vectorized. And something that originates from a more video-centric app than one that’s more photo-oriented. I “think.”

    I honestly don’t have much experience with any of this, so I’ll let other’s such as Riccardo continue to advise, but from a resolution standpoint, it sounds like you’re basically fighting against the limitations of video, and thus may need to consider what it would take to have that image recreated in something that would survive the limitations of video. Again, maybe.

    But I genuinely hear the angst of trying to get something right, and to that end, I wish I had more experience to help. Hopefully you’ll be able to find someone who can assist.


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