Blurry Video After Render. Any Help???

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I am working on a project with as many as 13 layers of video subjects stacked as small clips, a .mov background video and one Photoshop image (I've tried .png AND the original .psd Photoshop file) overlay. The Sequence Settings have frame size: 960 vertical x 6625 horizontal (attached is a screen shot of settings, as perhaps something else is wrong), so it is tall and narrow so I can move a shoulder-to-shoulder cluster of 7 of these videos into frame---some up and some down. When they are rendered and exported, they all are to be imported into another 1280 x 1080 sequence once they are made into .mov clips.
 
The videos look fine when they are being set up but as soon as they are rendered the .png/.psd image shifts left and all layers appear pixelated and blurry. When I UNDO (Command+Z) the blurriness goes away. I got one render to work once. That had one fewer clips stacked (14), but all the others with 15 stacked tracks fail and are blurry and pixelated. 
Attached are 4 other images. Two of close-ups of "the before and after" of the problem; another one showing the whole stacked sequence; and one more of the final frame layers lined up next to each other (without the video subject clips included). These last two images are just for clarity.
 
I am stumped and really have no other way I can think of to accomplish this idea.
 
In the last of the attached image you can see the message "This Effect Requires GPU Acceleration". That image is from when I was trying to do all the layers and film clips side-to-side at once. So, I figured reducing it to 7 layers might eliminate that problem. Following directions to reset the settings to solve the GPU problem did nothing to eliminate the message.
I am using a desktop Mac with OS X: 10.11.6 (so I can continue using FCP 7). The processor is 2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Memory: 16 GB 800 MHz DDR2; Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB.
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I am working on a project with as many as 13 layers of video subjects stacked as small clips, a .mov background video and one Photoshop image (I've tried .png AND the original .psd Photoshop file) overlay. The Sequence Settings have frame size: 960 vertical x 6625 horizontal (attached is a screen shot of settings, as perhaps something else is wrong), so it is tall and narrow so I can move a shoulder-to-shoulder cluster of 7 of these videos into frame---some up and some down. When they are rendered and exported, they all are to be imported into another 1280 x 1080 sequence once they are made into .mov clips.
 
The videos look fine when they are being set up but as soon as they are rendered the .png/.psd image shifts left and all layers appear pixelated and blurry. When I UNDO (Command+Z) the blurriness goes away. I got one render to work once. That had one fewer clips stacked (14), but all the others with 15 stacked tracks fail and are blurry and pixelated. 
Attached are 4 other images. Two of close-ups of "the before and after" of the problem; another one showing the whole stacked sequence; and one more of the final frame layers lined up next to each other (without the video subject clips included). These last two images are just for clarity.
 
I am stumped and really have no other way I can think of to accomplish this idea.
 
In the last of the attached image you can see the message "This Effect Requires GPU Acceleration". That image is from when I was trying to do all the layers and film clips side-to-side at once. So, I figured reducing it to 7 layers might eliminate that problem. Following directions to reset the settings to solve the GPU problem did nothing to eliminate the message.
I am using a desktop Mac with OS X: 10.11.6 (so I can continue using FCP 7). The processor is 2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Memory: 16 GB 800 MHz DDR2; Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB.
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This community is GREAT for their willingness to help and having such broad expertise for such strange and unique problems! What a wonderful resource!

Thanks for responding Ann! I added the photos as you suggested so the doctors can see my problem without needing a computer PPE kit or threat of infection. Sorry I didn't do this before. I've only needed to write descriptions for help, but this one seems a bit more complex with visuals helpful.

 

Jeff, thanks for responding too! That Codec: MPEG I-Frame looks suspicious from your message. I have not exported since they look unacceptable at this stage. I will try an export, but I suspect failure with that codec. Is there a codec suggestion?

Dan

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Do try your export, but also try setting the preview file frame size to match the frame size of the sequence. The size mismatch could be causing the blurriness. 

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You said the problem is when they are rendered. To me, that means rendering the sequence using whatever codec is set in the sequence settings for preview files. I didn't see any reference to exporting. Do they look like you want them to when you export?

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Sorry it took so long to respond! Lots of other stuff going on, and then focused on your recommendations.

Yes, when I exported the crazy rendered piece it turned out just fine---so, I learned to follow through and not necessarily trust what I see as what I get. Kind of NUTS! But worth having some faith.

Thank you to those with the suggestions and concern and caring character to help.

Happy New Year to all!

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Are you using a VR effect on a non VR clip?

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Sorry, I do not know nor could I find out what the VR effect is to know. So, I doubt it as there were not any effects on the clip.

I did get the issue resolved just doing the export. It did not turn out like it looked in the render---kind of nuts! So, I learned to do an export and see what end result there is.

Happy New Year and thank you for trying to help.

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