Boxes for added text seem to degrade after repeated use.

danfinn wrote on 5/6/2011, 12:13 PM

I use project templates repeatedly for similar videos.  I load new clips and then move and edit the boxes that I have for text so that they'll match what's in the new video clips.


But, after using these templates several times, the text that I add into the previously existing boxes began to look worn out.  (portions of lines appear stretched or compressed, impacting readability and giving a sloppy appearance)  Is there any way that I can fix this? 


I paste text in from a Word document.  Is that perhaps leaving some trace of previously pasted-then-deleted text in the box?


john-auvil wrote on 5/6/2011, 1:33 PM

I am not sure I am following.

You add text into a project then, use the same project to add in new video or to replace previous content and each project is degraded from the last?

I do similar things but maybe I am doing them different.

I have an intro video that I always use. I made this a separate project and have it saved on the main drive and on a backup drive... in case I accidently overwrite it.

I also have several small clips I use over and over in some projects. I have exported these out in the high quality .avi file (1360x768 which is the export size I always use).

What I do is load in the intro project, then save the project again under a new name... this is so if I accidently hit ctrl-s (habit) I am not overwriting the intro project but the project I am working on. I will then add in any new videos that I want, which can be separated by the small .avi clips I have previously made and use over and over. The end result I export out as a new file and save the project. Sometimes these are burned to disc, sometimes just exported out as a sharable format.

What I wouldn't do is cut any previously exported file and add new video and then export that again, over time, that would eventually degrade any of the older video material.

Rule of thumb is that if you change the format of the original, you lose quality.

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