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What size to scan stills?

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I have a lot of family photos i want to scan and place into a FCE movie. Let's say i want to be able to zoom 50% into each pix. Can someone please help me with suggested size and/or dpi to scan the original photos?
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Jimmy Z
Many, Mac OS X (10.6.2), FCE user
  • skalicki Level 5 Level 5 (4,420 points)
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    Apr 6, 2010 3:49 PM (in response to JimmyZCCK)
    I've found scanning stills at three or four times the resolution of your intended sequence generally yields quite good results.
    Macbook Aluminum 13'' (2.4GHz, 4GB RAM), Mac OS X (10.6.3), FCE 4.0.1 - WD External (2TB RAID1) - Canon VIXIA HG21 (AVCHD Camcorder)
  • skalicki Level 5 Level 5 (4,420 points)
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    Apr 6, 2010 6:20 PM (in response to JimmyZCCK)
    If you intend to use a DV-NTSC sequence within FCE, which has a resolution of 720x480, then I'd recommend scanning at a size of somewhere between 2160x1440 and 2880x1920.
    Macbook Aluminum 13'' (2.4GHz, 4GB RAM), Mac OS X (10.6.3), FCE 4.0.1 - WD External (2TB RAID1) - Canon VIXIA HG21 (AVCHD Camcorder)

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