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Whenever I add text and titles to my Premiere Pro timeline it always appears sharp/crisp until it's exported. However, once exported the edges of the text/titles appears to be 'blocky', even while static, which then strobes with any introduced movement.

I do not have a separate monitor to check so can only go by the viewing window on my MacBook. I had this problem on my pervious FCP platform and it has now followed me to Prem Pro CS5.5 ...

I fully 'green line' render my timeline before exporting and I have searched for an absolute age but cannot find a/any simple fix for this frustrating problem.

Appreciate any advice or instruction that will finally free me from this problem.

Kind regards,

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BromleyBoy77,

Typically, people with this issue have footage (and/or titles) that do not match sequence settings: Re: Titles are clear in source monitor but in program they are blurry. When I export video it is also blurry. Any though…

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Kevin

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Text and Titles blurry and blocky after export

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Hi

Whenever I add text and titles to my Premiere Pro timeline it always appears sharp/crisp until it's exported. However, once exported the edges of the text/titles appears to be 'blocky', even while static, which then strobes with any introduced movement.

I do not have a separate monitor to check so can only go by the viewing window on my MacBook. I had this problem on my pervious FCP platform and it has now followed me to Prem Pro CS5.5 ...

I fully 'green line' render my timeline before exporting and I have searched for an absolute age but cannot find a/any simple fix for this frustrating problem.

Appreciate any advice or instruction that will finally free me from this problem.

Kind regards,

B

BromleyBoy77,

Typically, people with this issue have footage (and/or titles) that do not match sequence settings: Re: Titles are clear in source monitor but in program they are blurry. When I export video it is also blurry. Any though…

Regards,

Kevin

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I think, it's your export settings... What are your export settings? Make a screenshot of it, If possible.

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Hi

Thank you for replying

The thing is, it looks fine when playing back on the screen (Screen shot is clear/sharp depicting timeline)

It is only AFTER it has been exported/burned to disk that the problem 'flares' up on every tv/monitor it's played upon afterwards ...

Would it be better to create my titles (albeit simple text ones) in AE before exporting/importing into my Pro timeline ?

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Impossible to answer if you do not give your source, sequence and export settings.

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Hi

Source - HD footage imorpted from HDSLR into MacBook Pro, edited on Premiere Pro CS5.5

Test is written using the designated 'add Text' option and added directly onto the timeline (via the Text Customization Pallet)

Sequence settings: 1920 x 1080 (1.0)

Export settings: H.264

When rendered fully and exported/burnt to disk (via Adobe Encore) the image is fine but the text looks very shaky when static and blocky/blurry when moving.

This is the same problem that I faced in FCP so I'm doing the same thing wrong

Would you recommend that I create/import all text and titles in/from After Effects?

Can you let me know how you prepare and implement texts in your finished project, please?

Thanks 

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footage imorpted from HDSLR

That's not quiet specific enough.  DSLRs are capable of shooting in a variety of resolutions, frame rates, pixel aspect ratios and field orders.  You need to specify those.

Export settings: H.264

Again, not specific enough.  There are many variables that you need to specify.

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Ok, can you and/or anyone else reading please explain why these details are all necessary?

I appreciate that they must be for many reasons that I am unaware of -

but can we take a step back and tackle why there might be an issue? regardless of what camera or edit software because these factors have changed and the problem still remains

Can you tell me how you generate text/titles in your projects, please?

Do you write them onto the timeline withing Premiere Pro? Or generate/import them from AE? Or do anything 'special' whenever you put text (moving or static) in a timeline ...

Perhaps it is something as simple as adding an anti blur? strobe? effect, as standard to all text inserts, just as these effects are added to added photos montages

Could it be an 'standard' interlace issue or anything else simple that everyone does without issue

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can you and/or anyone else reading please explain why these details are all necessary?

Honestly, that you have to ask that question shows that you're not really ready to be working in this business.  It's a bit like a race car driver asking why it matters what fuel he uses for the Indy 500.

The proper sequence for any activity is to first learn, and then do.  When you skip that first step, you often run into all kinds of unnecessary difficulty. So...my recommendation at this point would be to get a proper education in video production.  I've recently looked into the Art Institute of America myself.  They have a decent Digital Production program with campuses all over the country.

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wow ...

thanks to everyone who posted replies

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Since your on a Mac im guessing you arn't burning to Blu-ray.

So your probably downscaling from HD to SD

This could be one of the reasons why it looks so good in premiere and not on your export.

If you could give your export setting with more detail others might be able to help more.

Screenshots are helpful.

Glenn

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It's been about 6 months. Did you ever figure out why your renders produced fuzzy titles?

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I would like to know about this as well.  I am experiencing the very same problem.  Titles created in the title maker and displayed in the source monitor look perfectly sharp, but when dropped into the timeline they become fuzzy blocky.  Strange thing is, as other people have mentioned, when I am moving the timeline cursor they appear sharp, then become fuzzy again when the timeline monitor pauses.  I've gone through several upgrades of Premiere and never noticed this problem before.

I also have to say, I share bromlyboy77's frustration that this seems like it should be a relatively simple problem to address and I'm shocked that someone from Adobe had to start insulting him for expressing frustration at not getting a decent answer on this forum.

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Do you have your Paused Resolution set to full ?

GLenn

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Yes.

I just tried making another test title using square pixels, but no change.  Doesn't make sense to me why it looks perfectly good in the title maker window and in the source monitor, but not in the timeline.  Never saw this problem before.  Not even a few months ago.

Have yet to see someone explain why it looks OK when moving the timeline current-time cursor, then drops resolution when I take my finger off the mouse button.

When I export to an MP4, the titles still look crummy.

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Try using Screenr and record what you are seeing.

Maybe someone else might have an idea.

Are you using interlaced footage ?

GLenn

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Seems to be the same with interlaced or progressive.

I'm wondering if it has something to do with OS.  I looked at some projects I made about 9 months ago before I did upgrade to Premiere 5.5 and Windows 7, and the title graphics look much better.  When I view recent completed projects in mp4 or avi, they do the same thing that I see in the timeline monitor in Premiere - text is ragged and blurry unless I pause the playback and hold the mouse button down, then it sharpens up.  I don't see this effect on projects done 9 mos to 1 year ago.

Will try Screenr.

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OK, trying to tackle this problem again.

Holding down mouse button effect has now completely disappeared.

It seems to be a field problem. I discovered that if I did clips>video options>field options and checked the box for Reverse Field Dominance, the graphic will temporarily look fine in the timeline monitor, as long as the red line is above the clip.  When I Render Effects in Work Area and the line turns green, the graphics go back to looking like crap.

All resolution settings are at 100%.  The graphic looks extremely aliased and jagged. Anti-aliasing filter makes it look worse.  When I have the same title side-by-side in the source monitor and the timeline monitor, the SM image looks fine and the TM image looks jagged and aliased.

The jagged graphics are carried into export when I make an MP4 or AVI file.

Any ideas?

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Have you tried turning off "Draft 3D"? I suspect that's the cause of your problem.
You may also need to change the camera settings (focus, etc) once you've done so.

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I'm trying to transfer from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere.  This is not an easy program to digest.  There is always something in this program that needs to be changed or set and instead of one simple click that would have made the changes with Final Cut Pro, you are now presented with a series of settings and screens that need to function together to make the changes that Final Cut Pro would have done with one click.

This is definitely not a program for the faint of heart. 

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That's just shitty. Be nice to people.

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unapropriate

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that's a pretty unkind and unhelpful thing to say to someone who is trying to learn. You learn by doing. practical application of skills. It's 2020. Formal education is unaffordable and unnecessary. We have freedom of information with the internet.  I've been a professional, commercial editor for 15 years and I came to this forum seeking the same answer. Let's encourage people to explore their interests and help them along the best we can, not speak to them from a place of holier than thou. 

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im getting good at creating problems that have top google result / are unanswered.

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i think that's why ppl love creating super & title with After Effect instead of Using Premier Pro.

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I am currently having this problem as well.

To some of the people who responded.... please don't use a forum as a place to shame someone. The whole reason we're asking questions here is that we DON'T know the solution, and we're looking for someone who has been in the same situation and found the answer. Like bromleyboy77 said, if you can provide your export settings, perhaps that will help us find a solution. Whoever said that we wanted to be professionals in the industry of filmography? If we were experts would we BE on this forum? Not necessarily. Personally, I'm working on a one-time work project and happen to have some experience with Premiere so I got assigned it. I'm not trying to edit Jurassic Park here. It's a simple export of a video with titles, and I need it to be clear.

The question is whether or not there's something specific we're supposed to be changing in order to make the titles come out nicely. The rest of the video is fine; it's just the captions that are bad...

I used this tutorial to export my video, but even if I export at the Premiere default, the captions are fuzzy. As a note, I usually increase the size and quality to be greater than what he suggested. Any ideas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVsItSbD5SM&list=PLm2OkZHNfIfbuYqPq7yLZ1g9vBU1YS5MV&index=1

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Size to what?  Quality to what?

What size and frame rate is your sequence?  Your export?

Did you use the Pr title tool to generate the captions, or did you import the text/graphics?

Are the caption clips (whether Pr titles or imported graphics) placed on whole pixel values in the frame? (Check that by examining the Motion intrinsic effect.)

There are so many possible variables that detailed questions and answers are the only way to narrow it down.

<Shameless plug>

I have a tutorial on my web site that covers editing screen recordings so that the text stays sharp.  It's for an older version of Pr, but the concepts are still relevant.  NB: I don't cover exporting because as I explain in the video, that would take hours and hours to cover the many different ways you can end up with blurry text because of a mistake in export settings.

Bellune Digital Video Services - Tutorials - Adobe Premiere Pro - Using Camtasia Studio Footage in P...

Cheers,

Jeff

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Thank you, Jeff. I will check out your video for sure. When I get a chance, I'll post my export settings here. Thank you for your response.

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I had this problem and doubled the size of my title text, then shrank it to 50% scale on the sequence stage. The text came out much sharper. Seems like a good easy fix when talking about titles.

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BromleyBoy77,

Typically, people with this issue have footage (and/or titles) that do not match sequence settings: Re: Titles are clear in source monitor but in program they are blurry. When I export video it is als...

Regards,

Kevin

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It's 2017 and this is really happening and nothing to do with export setting or mismatch sequence settings etc. Top is rendered and bottom is unrendered. I'm a professional and have spent months tying everything to work this problem out. Please adobe everybody needs this fixed.

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Check your default render codec (not your export codec).  You can find it under Sequence>Sequence Settings>Video Previews.  Odds are you'll find the problem there, whether in the codec choice, its configuration, the frame size or the available processing options.

And unless you really need to render any or all of your timeline because of a load of video/audio effects that can't be played back in real time on your machine(s), I heartily recommend you never render your sequence before exporting.

Cheers,

Jeff

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Did you find a solution ?

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If the text isn't a light colour, you could switch the Opacity Blend Mode to Multiply, or to be on the safe side, set it to Normal and this should work.

This is the end result for my titles' using the Normal setting - A Brief Introduction to Concrete Canvas - YouTube

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I found that the issue in my case was to do with h.264 and HEVC (h.265) exports, I believe it must be some sort of compression method in a high contrast situation that caused it, for me it is white text on teal caused the issue. I solved this by doing a Pro Res export and compressing in media encoder afterwards - I suspect there may be better ways to do this but that seemed to reduce (although not completely resolve) the issue for me

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I am working on some really small virtual conference videos (about 600px300px) I found this definitely helped out with the blurryness of the text. Export as high as possible to start then save back down to H264 afterwards. 

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