Still Specs for Scanning Images to use in Video Editing
– Scan as close to 4000 pixels in either direction, without going over. For example, if you scan an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper, it should be about 2909w x 4000h in total pixel count. This would be a dpi of about 363
– Avid and Final Cut Pro both have difficulty working with image sizes larger than 4000 pixels in any direction.
– One dpi setting will not be useful for all scanned images. Please adjust your dpi so that is as close to 4000 pixels in either direction without going over.
– All images must be saved in RGB, not grayscale, CMYK or any color space other than RGB. Most systems will not be able to work with anything other than RGB color space.
– File format should be either .tiff (TIFF) or .tga (Targa).
– Tiff’s should be saved as 8bit, uncompressed, in Mac byte order.
– Targas should be saved 32bit, uncompressed.
This will produce and image file that can be used in SD or HD and be enlarged as much as 208% for HD and 555% for SD with out degradation. Also it will offer a format that is useful in, Final Cut Pro After Effects, Avid and a bunch of other software.
“Beauty of the Unseen” – Photo by Charlie Kirby
In creating this image, I started with a photograph of a person, then I copied and pasted a small section of a reflection on the wall behind them. Inspired by a phrase in a prayer by Baha’u’llah that there is a hidden secret beauty, in plain view, all around us – I got to work. I brought that small section into Photoshop and blew it up to 1920 x 1080 to find the “hidden Secret” beauty within it. Once in Photoshop, I played around with color balance, contrast, gamma and other image controls. There truly is an unseen beauty all around us and we just need to find it! If you would like to see this image in full 1920 x 1080 resolution, please click this link.
“I testify that through Thee
the sovereignty of God and His dominion,
and the majesty of God and His grandeur, were revealed,
and the Day-Stars of ancient splendor have shed their radiance in the heaven
of Thine irrevocable decree,
and the Beauty of the Unseen hath shone forth above the horizon of creation.
I testify, moreover, that with but a movement of Thy Pen Thine injunction
“Be Thou” hath been enforced,
and God’s hidden Secret hath been divulged,
and all created things have been called into being,
and all the Revelations have been sent down.”
Here is the original section, before image editing in Photoshop: