Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 9:48 PM (in response to Joanne Tolkoff)
The important dimension is the pixel dimension of your file. If your project is 1080p, then your image file should be at least 1920 x 1080 pixels. If you will be zooming the images then they should be even larger.
Do you know the pixel dimensions of your images?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to Joanne Tolkoff)
Note that 300dpi (or any other dpi) is irrelevant - FCPX only care about pixels, not some meta data that get's tagged that changes absolutely nothing asbout the image for screen (or video) use.
Original media is the right one to use.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to Dave_E_P)
300dpi makes it a larger image than 72dpi - so it does have an effect. FCPX shrinks it to fit the screen - but it's still soft. I'm wondering if rendering it at 422 pro will make it look more crisp - or using FCPX titles...
thanks for you help
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to Joanne Tolkoff)
300dpi does not make any new pixels, or take any pixels away.
They are what they are - 1920x1080.
You can take a file in to Photoshop, change the dpi setting and export the very same pixels and the picture itself hasn't changed at all.