View Full Version : Loss of video quality

04-14-2009, 01:28 PM
It seems like when I put a video as a background in lightwave, add the 3d object to it, and make a movie file or sequence out of it, some video quality is lost. Is there a way to fix this?

04-14-2009, 01:59 PM
I've lived with that for years. I just started putting the video in for environment/reflection purposes. Then render out a TGA32 sequence and use a compositing program to put the background video back in again but with a higher quality.

04-14-2009, 05:35 PM
If you render to an uncompressed format does it still look worse?

Your video probably has lossy compression (DV, Sorenson, mpg, h264, mp4) so if/when you render to another lossy compression, it reduces quality noticeably and exaggerates artifacts.