Pixelated / blurry text in premier pro

New Here ,
Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi, I have recently bought a new high spec Intel Apple IMAC (not with the M1 chip) and when I create text in Premier Pro the edges seem to be pixelated/ blurry, this is also the same for the rendered result and when using text brought in from After Effects and Illustrator on transparent backgrounds.

I am previewing at 100% and exporting at H264, high bitrate, to create an MP4 file. The creative cloud and Premier Pro are up to date - 2022 - v 22.0, which assumed would solve this problem it didn’t. 

I use Premier Pro to edit together scenes for title sequences and short films, so the text function is  extremely important, as it allows me to add, change, scale and transition text to a complete video all in one place (not in separate compositions, in After Effects).

I am a competent user of Premier Pro and I am doing exactly as I have done before and I can’t understand why this is happening as it did not do this on my last IMAC or on previous versions of Premier Pro. 

Surely I can’t be the only one going through this, I really need this fixed as it is will impact my work if it isn’t solved. I have tried changing the sequence settings but this changes the 1920 x 1080 size of the screen and this does not work when I export.

So please could you help me, there seems to be no up to date videos online to fix this. Please leave your answer with a clear and easy to follow step by step guide. MAC user answers only. 

Thank you. 

TOPICS
Editing, Effects and Titles, Error or problem, Export, Import, User interface or workspaces

Views

157

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hey, not sure if this will fix it, but go to your Sequence Settings and under "Video Previews" set the Preview File Format to Quicktime and the Codec to ProRes 422 Proxy. By default, it's set to I-Frame Only Mpeg, which looks great for video, but awful for text.

 

Then check the three boxes below: Maximum Bit Depth, Maximum Render Quality, Composite in Linear Color.

 

Then go to the Program window and click the wrench icon. Make sure "High Quality Playback" is checked.Screen Shot 2021-11-09 at 1.37.32 PM.pngScreen Shot 2021-11-09 at 1.37.41 PM.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thank you this works for large text but smaller text is still slightly fuzzy (see screenshot). Also do you know how to restore the programe screen to propper 16:9 at 1920 by 1080, I have messed with the sequence settings, trying to solve this problem, and I cant get it back to normal screen size. Thank you.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Your original sequence is 640x320 which is very small, is this what you have used in the past? 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

No I have always used 1920 by 1080, 16:9, because this is the same settings I use in After Effects (which has its own clearly marked dedicated preset and premier pro doesn't have it marked). It is different because I messed withe the settinggs trying to solve the pixelated text problem and I cant get back to the 1920 by 1080, 16:9, meaning animations made in After Effects will not match up to the screen size in Premier Pro. How do I get this back to how it was?

Also the original reason for this post is still not fully fixed, as small text is still fuzzy and this is still a pressing issue.

Many thanks. 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I would make a new sequence 1920x1080 and copy and paste all your footage from your other sequence.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks Ive managed to solve the screen size issue but can anbody help with this.

When I create text in Premier Pro the edges seem to be pixelated/ blurry, this is also the same for the rendered result and when using text brought in from After Effects and Illustrator on transparent backgrounds.

I am previewing at 100% and exporting at H264, high bitrate, to create an MP4 file. The creative cloud and Premier Pro are up to date - 2022 - v 22.0, which assumed would solve this problem it didn’t. 

I use Premier Pro to edit together scenes for title sequences and short films, so the text function is  extremely important, as it allows me to add, change, scale and transition text to a complete video all in one place (not in separate compositions, in After Effects).

I am a competent user of Premier Pro and I am doing exactly as I have done before and I can’t understand why this is happening as it did not do this on my last IMAC or on previous versions of Premier Pro. 

Surely I can’t be the only one going through this, I really need this fixed as it is will impact my work if it isn’t solved.

Thanks

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Still no helpful results. Please can Adobe help me.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines