EPS vecotor looks awful in Premiere CC. Why?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2013

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The same file worked and displayed well in Premiere CS6. I've opened the project with Premiere CC and the vector EPS appeared rasterized and low res. It displays this way on preview of the video and after exporting the movie. Why is this happening and how can it be fixed?

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AndyBobMcKee New Here , May 05, 2016
It seems that Premiere and After Effects treat vectors differently. One solution would be to use the "Replace with After Effects Composition" option. In After Effects there is small button that looks like a sun. Ticking this button for your EPS layer turns on continuous rasterization and you can scale for you hearts content.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 01, 2013

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Vector graphics are rasterized upon import, no way to avoid that.

Try bringing in the graphic again, and replace the instances in the sequence with the new import.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2013

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Thanks for taking the time to reply Jim. I've tried it without any improvement. It imports the EPS the same terrible way. Is this some new bug in CC versus CS6? The same graphic looks/behaves wonderfully in CS6. The problem is that once I've saved the project as CC I cannot open it with CS6. Any other ideas?

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LEGEND ,
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I have not tested this work flow in CC yet.  The last project I had EPS for was done in CS6.

You might try just exporting out of Illustrator as another format.  I like PNG if possible.

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Community Beginner ,
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That would be the work-around to the issue, nevertheless a fix. Thank you Jim.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 19, 2014

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Same "issue" here.

I loved the way how CS6 handeled the EPS files, because i was able to scale them how ever it need without having a loss of quality.

why is this feature gone? it was one of the functions why we choosed PremierePro!

is it a bug or is the EPS-vector support history?

cheers, dennis

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 19, 2014

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Really?  that never worked for me in CS6 mac.

Sure you could import and .eps or .ai but if you scaled it up bigger it would look aliased.

I wish adobe would implement the rasterizer from photoshop so that any illustrator .ai or .eps or .pdf

could be imported then asks you what size it should be and make it nice.

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Community Beginner ,
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Same issue here.

We've just moved from CS6 to CC and all our existing and new projects are suffering from this problem.

We can work around it by exporting to a bitmap format like PNG but it's a massive step backwards for our workflow.

Hopefully it's bug instead of removing functionality...

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New Here ,
Feb 24, 2016

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has this issue been fixed?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 07, 2016

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Also here waiting on an answer

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May 05, 2016

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It seems that Premiere and After Effects treat vectors differently. One solution would be to use the "Replace with After Effects Composition" option. In After Effects there is small button that looks like a sun. Ticking this button for your EPS layer turns on continuous rasterization and you can scale for you hearts content.

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New Here ,
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Had the same issue using CC. My fix (which I don't love) was open the .ai file in photoshop and make it HUGE. Bring it back into Premiere and it looks sharp. Seems so strange that Premiere can't resolve the vector files to create high res graphics from .ai files though.

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New Here ,
Apr 20, 2017

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I had the same issue and I came up with a solution.  Take the EPS illustrator file and open up in Photoshop and just to be safe enlarge the size of the file to be larger than the resolution of the Premiere file you are working on.   Save it as a PNG file and import into Premiere that way. It looks really sharp now for me. Hope it works for everyone else here.

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New Here ,
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A work around that works but is somewhat annoying is to resize your vector to a size larger than you need in illustrator before you bring it in, then scale it down accordingly once in premiere.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 06, 2017

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I remember this working too. Please fix Adobe. This is a huge regression

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Enthusiast ,
Sep 07, 2017

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This defect still hasn't been fixed. Approaching the end of 2017 here.

Clients regularly provide me with logos as EPS, which is exactly what they should be using.

Premiere doesn't handle vector images in Adobe's own format? There was no excuse for this in the first place.

Embarrassing.

File a bug report on this, people: Feature Request/Bug Report Form

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 03, 2018

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It's now 2018...

Still no support for Adobe illustrator files in Adobe Premiere...?

This is ridiculous, please keep reporting people.

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2018

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This is NUTS? Adobe products don't talk to Adobe products using an industry standard vector format that Adobe invented?

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New Here ,
Mar 05, 2018

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March 5th and still no solution. It's obvious the teams don't communicate between video and illustration. @Adobe, do you even monitor these forums?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 05, 2018

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Meanwhile if you want to edit your vector art use AE.

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New Here ,
Mar 05, 2018

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In this scenario it's easier to save the image as a .png from photoshop. Especially if you're not experienced with after effects.

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Enthusiast ,
Mar 05, 2018

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It's not about editing; it's about using.  Also, if you save it as a PNG, you have to scale it WAYYYY up if you're going to potentially do any zooming.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 06, 2018

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We've had this issue forever. We have design elements from multiple brands that we manage using the CC Libraries. It works great for our designers to have those vector assets available in-program. It's frustrating that our videographers have to take several extra steps when the CC Library is literally right there in Premiere Pro.

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Community Beginner ,
May 15, 2019

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Is this still not fixed? So frustrating to go through Illustrator to add a single text .eps.

Adobe??!

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New Here ,
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Still an issue in 2021. Even pulling in vectors through Libraries has no effect...the asset has to be resized in an outside program.

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