View Full Version : Accurately Effecting Motion on Stills > 3 MegaPixels

08-27-2009, 04:58 PM
WVP, elsewhere in these forums asked,
Is there a way to edit still images with lo-rez images, creating zooms, pans, etc & then replace them with higher-rez?
I ask because [...on huge stills, "Inherit"] does not work by itself, because the moves made on a small rez image don't match when you drop the higher rez image on it. [Truncated; Edits mine -pb]

The following are two remedial approaches offered by Jim_C

Option 1:
You can lower the quality of the layer within Speed Edit itself to low. This lets you work faster with it. Then change back to med or high before final render.

Option 2:
Use Photoshop and save a jpeg version of the graphic but move the slider of the jpeg quality as low as it goes before saving. You will have a graphic with the same dimensions but a much smaller file size to work with. Just keep the names the same for easy replacement.

Mutley Eugenius
09-09-2009, 12:17 AM
Another possibility might be to use the original idea with the toolshed instead of the inherit function. The smaller file will need to be scaled up to match. You can use the size% function in the control tree to re-scale the low res file to the size of the big one, like if the new file is going to be 4 times the resolution, you can scale the low res up to 400% and then save the effects as a preset in toolshed. Later, when you have the new hi-res graphic, drag the preset onto it, but leave the scaling attribute unchecked, so it will not overwrite the 100% scale of the hi-res gaphic. This saves you from having to go back and change the scale back down again.

Of course this will work best if you know the size comparison in advance of the big & small pix.

If not, you will probably have to calculate it later and enter it to the new graphic's scale attribute.