View Full Version : Best settings for animation export

rick janzen
02-27-2010, 11:21 AM
Hi all,
Just wondering what is the best settings for exporting animated footage into Avid Media Composer. I'm using LW 8.5 in Windows XP Pro. Mostly doing titles and 3d sets and exporting into an HD environment with footage captured at 1080i/59.94. The footage that I've done to date comes in kind of fuzzy. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

02-27-2010, 02:06 PM
i could be wrong, but i would render the individual frames and import
into AMC if possible and im not sure but maybe AMC has a plugin to
interlace the frames to match the footage.

you can also do feild rendering in you camera setup inside lightwave.
you could render out frames or an uncompressed AVI for best quality.
if the footage is compressed maybe using the same compression
would be good.

or just deinterlace your video but that might be whats making it a little
fuzzy as you say,

or it could be that you need to control the lighting on
the set better, or it could be the settings on the camera, or it could a
little bit of both.

02-27-2010, 07:06 PM
Don't need a plug in, but in the Import options box "detect sequence" needs to be checked.
Also you can save out TGA 32 sequences and preserve your Alpha channel for compositing in Boris (if that is what you have, it's what I got packaged with my MC). Takes a little longer to import because it has to figure out what to do with the Alpha of the sequence but you have more flexibility with compositing that way.

Fuzzy images could be a number of things.

Good Luck

rick janzen
02-28-2010, 10:05 AM
Thanks for the tips, I'll give your suggestions a try.