Hi all, Happy New Year.
I have searched the forums and found some reference to what im asking but nothing that clearly answers my question's.
I have just bought (3 months ago) After effects, and i am trying to complete a project where the camera in after effects is moving past several videos and pictures in the shape of a train. Now the actual 28 seconds of composition is fine apart from when i render and have a preview the edges of the video and pics are jagged, when i render and make movie and export as AVI it looks worse, both of these are on the PC monitor. However when i burn the "unfinished" project to DVD and view on an LCD TV (Where it will be finally viewed) it looks even worse....
I have also viewed it on my external TV from the PC and guess what its still jagged, and the funny thing is that only when i view it on the TV is the motion of the camera and therefore the videoís and pictures jerky. You can visibly see the jerky movement, but this is not seen on the PC monitor.
AMD 64 Athelon
2G Ram 2 x 1g PNY (Matched)
GEFORCE 256Mb 7600gt graphics
80Gig Internal HDD (Capture to)
250Gig External (Hold completed projects)
After effects 7
I am capturing from the Sony camcorder via Fire wire and the pictures are being edited in Photoshop, all pics are resized to PAL size and the video's are full ration PAL. At any one time there will be 4 video's and 4 pictures in shot.
I have tried to put a feather around the pictures in Photoshop and then bring them into after effects, i have even tried to put a slight mask over the whole shot and individual video's and pics to soften them up a bit but it makes little difference.
I know im a green hand at this After effects lark, but could someone please tell me where im going wrong, or what i should be doing to try and get rid of the jagged edges and jerky motion.