Best Way to use JPEGS / Stills in Modul 8
  • davids
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    Best Way to use JPEGS / Stills in Modul 8

    by davids » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:26 am

    Hi All,

    I am working on a theatre project where I need to project very large 'stills' and change colours etc.

    My main problem is that when I tried using photos @1280 x 960 ( the maximum output for the projector) - things tend to freeze.

    Any tips on what is the biggest / best file to use for still photos (like a slideshow presentation) with modul 8....?

    I have just tried a group of photos as a slideshow (in imovie11 as a quicktime movie) at 640 x 480 75% quality - and on my laptop pics look soft - not sharp ... : -(

    Can anyone suggest the best way to use jpegs / or any other still photograph format for large high quality projections...?

    Cheers
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    Re: Best Way to use JPEGS / Stills in Modul 8

    by Basic » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:34 am

    try apple intermediate codec and 1280x960 isn't many pixels to push. what machine do you have?

    in imovie11 as a quicktime movie) at 640 x 480 75% quality


    I would avoid this. :)
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    Re: Best Way to use JPEGS / Stills in Modul 8

    by deepvisual » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:22 am

    you can drag a folder of images into M8 and it will act like a slideshow.
    but really, it should run 1280 images no problem
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    Re: Best Way to use JPEGS / Stills in Modul 8

    by davids » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:21 pm

    Many thanks for your prompt replies ....

    Yes I will try loading 1280 images again

    Perhaps the problem is in my Modul8 Preferences - presently Preferences > Misc > Movie folder maximum size is set at 640 x480 ... So I will change this to 1280 size output.

    Another general 'stills' question is - in photoshop what dpi or other settings are preferable for loading, i.e 72 / 150 / 300. This will surely affect file size / processing speed / quality of very large projected images.

    Thanks for any other ideas coming ....

    Best
    DavidS
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    Re: Best Way to use JPEGS / Stills in Modul 8

    by deepvisual » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:52 pm

    dpi is only relevant for printers
    its the dimensions in pixels that count.
    if in doubt, put 72 dpi as its the same res as monitors.
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    Re: Best Way to use JPEGS / Stills in Modul 8

    by davids » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:11 am

    Thanks for the help and support !

    DavidS

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