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EMC 9 Slideshow - Blurry Images prob

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Hello..

 

I've provided many EMC 9 slideshows to my clients with no problem.

 

Recently a customer has complained that their slideshow I have provided is blurry/pixelated when playing on a TV (I've not yet received back to confirm this).

 

I understand from reading this forum that one would expect EMC 9 slideshow played on a PC to be blurry (although thats a seperate question altogether...whats best to make a none blurry/sharp PC slideshow?).

 

I tested this slideshow on a normal CRT tv before dispatch + it was fine, would you expect the slideshow to be blurry if played on a LCD or plasma TV?...if so is there a fine of satisfying this sort of requirement.

 

The clients expectation is a pin sharp slideshow of 50 of their images on a DVD to be used on any TV.

 

many thanks for your advice.

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Hello..

 

I've provided many EMC 9 slideshows to my clients with no problem.

 

Recently a customer has complained that their slideshow I have provided is blurry/pixelated when playing on a TV (I've not yet received back to confirm this).

 

I understand from reading this forum that one would expect EMC 9 slideshow played on a PC to be blurry (although thats a seperate question altogether...whats best to make a none blurry/sharp PC slideshow?).

 

I tested this slideshow on a normal CRT tv before dispatch + it was fine, would you expect the slideshow to be blurry if played on a LCD or plasma TV?...if so is there a fine of satisfying this sort of requirement.

 

The clients expectation is a pin sharp slideshow of 50 of their images on a DVD to be used on any TV.

 

many thanks for your advice.

 

The slide show should be pretty clear if played on a PC monitor using something like WMP or CinePlayer.

 

The slide show will be less clear during preview while you are making the production.

 

My first guess is that customer has a DVD player that is not up to the task; perhaps it is going bad. The other possibility is that the customer is expecting HDTV quality. Can the customer play that DVD on a computer? Remember that the resolution is 640 by 480 for mpg2. That 480 in TV terms, not even close to 720,

 

I hesitate to mention this since I'm not a fan of the Slide Show Assistants but ... Go under the photo tab on the main page and select the Slide Show Assistant from there. A three step Assistant will open. Follow the instructions and then select the High Quality CD slide show (burnt to DVD). The images will be sharp and you can add music but no transitions. If they want images, then that should not be a problem.

 

I have not tried this so I don't know what the final resolution will be. In this case, I don't think that the program makes a "movie" so it might be somewhat higher but I'm not sure how much since a DVD player has to be able to play it. I guess I have a project unless some one already has tried this and knows for sure.

 

Of course for this customer, if the customer has a DVD player that will play a jpeg disc, you might consider that. You'll get high resolution but no music, effects, transitions and the customer will have to do all the navigating.

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Of course for this customer, if the customer has a DVD player that will play a jpeg disc, you might consider that. You'll get high resolution but no music, effects, transitions and the customer will have to do all the navigating.

Or if their player does DivX, might be able to use higher resolution & keep the fancy stuff?

 

cheesearnie, mpg2 for DVDs is limited to the mpg2 frame size, and compression loses some data. And, adding a little blur is necessary for most CRT TVs because of interlace. Think sknis pointed to the best option for image quality, and DivX, being capable of HD resolutions, an alternative that will lose more data than jpeg.

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