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bowen192
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Video quality

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07-26-2011 10:07 AM

Is it just me or when converting a storyboard to a video, is the quality of the video quite poor?

 

Also, are there any plans in the future to offer more video formats?

 

Thanks 

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jkh170179
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Re: Video quality

10-11-2011 01:35 PM in reply to: bowen192
I have the same problem. Bad quality on video. What may be the problem? Have tried different qualities and formats.
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ianmacleanllc
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Re: Video quality

10-11-2011 03:07 PM in reply to: bowen192

related to this...

it also looks as if the quality of the video is killing any text or call outs that are not sized masive. 

 

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bowen192
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Re: Video quality

01-16-2012 07:15 AM in reply to: bowen192

Any answers on any of these problems?

 

Seems to have gone a bit quiet on the helpdesk front recently. 

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TimeraAutodesk
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Re: Video quality

02-22-2012 09:16 AM in reply to: bowen192

Yes, we have made a large effort to offer more variety, and higher quality video output options for future releases of Publisher. In the meantime, an easy way to get some really high quality videos out of Publisher 2012, etc. is to publish to Flash first, and then to use a free video converter (like Freemake: http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/) to convert it to mp4, wmv or whatever video format you're looking for.

 

I hope this helps, and good luck!

 

Timera Hart

Autodes

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bowen192
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Re: Video quality

02-22-2012 09:35 AM in reply to: TimeraAutodesk

TimeraAutodesk wrote:

Yes, we have made a large effort to offer more variety, and higher quality video output options for future releases of Publisher. In the meantime, an easy way to get some really high quality videos out of Publisher 2012, etc. is to publish to Flash first, and then to use a free video converter (like Freemake: http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/) to convert it to mp4, wmv or whatever video format you're looking for.

 

I hope this helps, and good luck!

 

Timera Hart

Autodes


I already do this. Can you point us to some examples of videos created in Publisher?
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fsanchou
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Re: Video quality

02-22-2012 09:40 AM in reply to: bowen192

For good quality I publish my video "uncompressed" or "full frame" and then I use the xvid codec for compression.

The only problem is that Publisher does not create files larger than 2GB, must be several scenarios ...

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TimeraAutodesk
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Re: Video quality

02-22-2012 10:22 AM in reply to: bowen192

See the attached file for a quality video sample created from Publisher.

 

Timera Hart

Autodesk

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bowen192
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Re: Video quality

02-23-2012 01:36 AM in reply to: TimeraAutodesk

TimeraAutodesk wrote:

See the attached file for a quality video sample created from Publisher.

 

Timera Hart

Autodesk


See, this is where I start to disagree with Autodesk. This is the quality when I opened up the sample sent (open up the image, full screen in a new tag):

 

 

This is the quality in fullscreen:

 

 

 

What frustrates me is that this quality is a million miles away from the quality that you see when working in Publisher.  Surely this should be the other way round?

 

We charge our clients a lot of money for both our product and support package.  If I show them a video, the first thing they will do is enlarge it.  The quality of the video is not good enough for that imo.  In fact, it's not good enough for even an electronic A4 manual.

 

I would like to know what others think.

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TimeraAutodesk
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Re: Video quality

02-23-2012 08:48 AM in reply to: bowen192

If you take a look at the frame size of the video, that will give you the answer to why it is fuzzy when blown up to full screen. This is what the Publish Area settings are for. The video I previously posted was published to a frame size of 432x260 (for web viewing) - so of course it becomes degraded when blown up past those parameters.

 

To get a video output suitable for "full screen", it's imperative that the presentation is set up to an appropriate Publish Area size, and published with those settings. 1280x720 is a good place to start.

 

I've attached a .png of a screen shot showing the Publish Area dialog for your reference. Unfortunately I am unable to upload any larger frame size video on here due to upload size limitations. If you'd like more guidence on using the Publish Area dialog, best practices for publishing to video, or an emailed 1280x720 video sample, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at timera.hart@autodesk.com. I'd be more than happy to work with you on these workflows.

 

Thank you,

 

Timera Hart

Autodesk

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