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Library: Creative Design

 

Prepare still shots for digital video production

Added on Monday 15th of February 2010 04:36 am EST

 

So, you’ve mastered the art of preparing images for print, but now your boss asks you to prepare images for a promotional video. Where do you begin? Well, before you jump in, there are a few basic concepts and rules you need to know. We’ll explain, plus show you how to use Photoshop’s aspect ratio features for proper video screen display of your images. Then, you can use your image conversion skills to transform any image, from portfolio pieces to modeling still shots, into images ready for video production, as shown in FIGURE A.


Video camera pixels versus Photoshop pixels
Digital images are composed of pixels whose size and quality vary depending on the resolution settings. In Photoshop and standard digital video analog, the shape of these pixels is square. However, in video created with a digital video camera, the pixels are rectan...