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Lesson 15. Adding Titles and Graphics > Preparing Graphic Files for Editing

Preparing Graphic Files for Editing

Before editing graphic files into your sequence, keep in mind that video's pixel aspect ratio is different than graphic files'. This is because computers and graphic programs display square pixels, whereas digital video uses nonsquare pixels. If you create a graphic of a circle and import it into Final Cut Pro, theoutput of that file will not look perfectly round. To be absolutely accurate, you need to take certain steps when preparing your graphic files to accommodate this pixel difference. These steps apply both to single-layer and multilayer graphics.

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When you're working with graphics in video, the dpi settings are irrelevant. A 300 dpi image will look the same as a 72 dpi image. The pixel dimensions of an image—such as 1440 x 1080 or 720 x 480—determine the resolution of the video image.



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