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1. What is the optimal (leaning very heavily toward best quality) setup - picture size and pixel/inch - for image viewing on a TV using 4:3?

 

File size is not especially important as I will be using DVDs and don't have very many images/clips per disc but obviously there is the old "Size does Matter" to consider.

 

2. What about sharpening? How aggressive should one be in sharpening an image? For those who use Genuine Fractals - what viewing distance should I use? Yes, I suspect I am being overly - pick your label - but if it does make a difference I would like to know now rather than after I have set up 300 (arbitraily - where the hell is the spell-checker - selected number) images.

 

3. I am a very new 2009 user (1 whole day) and haven't located a file type convesion guide. Will 2009 convert TIFF to DVD output or do the 'Wise Ones" suggest a specific file type?

 

4. Can anyone suggest a (other than this very excellent one) web site(s) for 2009 users similar to those for Photoshop (BUT not done by Adobe) that have handy hints and detailed guidance for the Innocent Newbie? Is there an on-line 'magazine' for Roxio users?

 

Why do I ask? The 2009 .pdf is great for sequence processing but it doesn't have the 'hold-my-hand' guidance that I would find helpful and I really don't wish to test the patients (need the spell checker again) of those who labor so mightily to guide The Lost Ones.

 

Example from page 190: I am told to select "...photoes and video clips..." This is great for the overview but it tells me nothing about the file type or image size - to use the example from my specific question.

 

PAX - Jerry

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1. What is the optimal (leaning very heavily toward best quality) setup - picture size and pixel/inch - for image viewing on a TV using 4:3?

 

File size is not especially important as I will be using DVDs and don't have very many images/clips per disc but obviously there is the old "Size does Matter" to consider.

 

2. What about sharpening? How aggressive should one be in sharpening an image? For those who use Genuine Fractals - what viewing distance should I use? Yes, I suspect I am being overly - pick your label - but if it does make a difference I would like to know now rather than after I have set up 300 (arbitraily - where the hell is the spell-checker - selected number) images.

 

3. I am a very new 2009 user (1 whole day) and haven't located a file type convesion guide. Will 2009 convert TIFF to DVD output or do the 'Wise Ones" suggest a specific file type?

 

4. Can anyone suggest a (other than this very excellent one) web site(s) for 2009 users similar to those for Photoshop (BUT not done by Adobe) that have handy hints and detailed guidance for the Innocent Newbie? Is there an on-line 'magazine' for Roxio users?

 

Why do I ask? The 2009 .pdf is great for sequence processing but it doesn't have the 'hold-my-hand' guidance that I would find helpful and I really don't wish to test the patients (need the spell checker again) of those who labor so mightily to guide The Lost Ones.

 

Example from page 190: I am told to select "...photoes and video clips..." This is great for the overview but it tells me nothing about the file type or image size - to use the example from my specific question.

 

PAX - Jerry

 

That is a lot of questions. Unless you are doing high definition video (Blu-Ray or AVCHD) your slide shows will be converted to standard definition TV 720 by 480. Going much higher than that is possibly a waste.

 

1) The major thing you have to worry about is TV overscan. Any image you use in a slide show will be blown up to full screen. Because of TV overscan, the sides of the image will be cut off by about 15 % on standard def TV and slightly less with flat screen. Read this (link)

 

2) Re: TIFF, read this to see supported image formats - yes, TIFF is supported.

 

3) karri has put together a good collection of videos on Video Wave and on Photosuite. Watch them here. I have a few that may also be helpful.

 

Look at the Tips and trick area of EMC 9. There is a lot of good information there put together by users. Although for an earlier version, they will be applicable.

 

Note that you can put one hour of best quality video on a DVD; more can fit but there will be some loss in quality. That one hour can be one long slide show or several shorter ones. Either of these may help also. Work flow ; also how to.

 

Come back if that/those don't make sense.

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1. What is the optimal (leaning very heavily toward best quality) setup - picture size and pixel/inch - for image viewing on a TV using 4:3?

 

File size is not especially important as I will be using DVDs and don't have very many images/clips per disc but obviously there is the old "Size does Matter" to consider.

 

2. What about sharpening? How aggressive should one be in sharpening an image? For those who use Genuine Fractals - what viewing distance should I use? Yes, I suspect I am being overly - pick your label - but if it does make a difference I would like to know now rather than after I have set up 300 (arbitraily - where the hell is the spell-checker - selected number) images.

 

3. I am a very new 2009 user (1 whole day) and haven't located a file type convesion guide. Will 2009 convert TIFF to DVD output or do the 'Wise Ones" suggest a specific file type?

 

4. Can anyone suggest a (other than this very excellent one) web site(s) for 2009 users similar to those for Photoshop (BUT not done by Adobe) that have handy hints and detailed guidance for the Innocent Newbie? Is there an on-line 'magazine' for Roxio users?

 

Why do I ask? The 2009 .pdf is great for sequence processing but it doesn't have the 'hold-my-hand' guidance that I would find helpful and I really don't wish to test the patients (need the spell checker again) of those who labor so mightily to guide The Lost Ones.

 

Example from page 190: I am told to select "...photoes and video clips..." This is great for the overview but it tells me nothing about the file type or image size - to use the example from my specific question.

 

PAX - Jerry

When you are creating a slideshow on a DVD it will be created as a movie in mpeg2 format. In best format all video will be in a resolution of 720x480 (NTSC) or 720x576(PAL) irrespective of the resolution of your source images. Any images with larger resolutions will be "reduced" and lower will be increased.

File size is unimportant when you are creating DVDs, its the timelength of the video that is important. Since you want best quality you are limited to 60 minutes since that is al that a 4.7GB DVD will hold. There are workarounds but with reduced quality.

The "Important Topics" section of the "How to Forums" in this board contain a lot of usefule hints on how to use C2009. You should also check the EMC 10, 9 and other forums since many of the Tips&Tricks there also can be used in C2009.

As far as I know there is no other forum for Roxio products

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Get a disc or 2 of DVD RW – you can test, burn and reuse?

 

Curious??? You had V9 for 2 years and never asked a question, why now?

 

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Thanks for the much needed info - it gets me headed down the road at a time that I am trying to cut a DVD of my Mother-in-Law's 99th birthday party for those kin folks not in the neighborhood.

 

I now see from some of the responses that I didn't even know enough to ask my questions accurately. Example: picture size.

 

Jim - Your suggestion about DVD RW is excellent. As to asking for help earlier -- Didn't need to. The limited (but time consuming) use I made of the program - i.e. converting several hundred LPs and a few 78s to CDs was fairly easy to figure out. I now have gotten into this new area and after having worked with Photoshop and (especially) Genuine Fractals have come to understand the value of starting a project the right way. For a while I had huge file bloat because I would save the files in 'blown-up' size.

 

Consider sknis' hint on overscan. That one thing in itself would have really caused me to wonder what I did wrong when I didn't get the whole picture. It also is something for me to remember when taking pictures that I know will be later used for TV viewing - especially considering the 18x zoom I have on the FZ28.

 

Of course one can just blame it on the new camera. I went from a very nice Nikon 995 to the Panasonic FZ28 and so I now have to figure out what to do with .mov files - especially as I made the darn things at the 99th Birthday Party and people want to see them. One of those 'Build it and they will come' stories except in my case it was 'Take Pics and ........' - you get the idea. Add in I am now also learning about RAW and you can see I have my hands full.

 

Thanks again - Jerry

 

Just found the spellchecker.

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Welcome aboard Jerry. – I don't do much Audio work, so I may have questions for you :lol:

 

Oh, the MOV files... Copy them to your HD, add them to any project. Seamless! (you do have to have QuickTime installed)

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