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Old Dec 28, 2004, 1:12 PM   #1
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I have some footage on mini-dv tape that I want to print out to the best quality I can get. The video looks ok on a tv or computer monitor but I can't seem to get a good printout on photo paper.

First I make a still of a frame using Adobe Premiere Video editing program. I use the de-interlace option.
I then use Graphic Converter to resize the 640x480 image to about 1/2 size. I then print out the image using an HP 940c deskjet printer onto Burlington Printworks Glossy Ultra Premium photo paper, 10 mil, 95 bright.

I want to use these photos to submit to a film festival for publicity purposes, but the printed photos seem somewhat blotchy. Do I have to use a different program, printer, paper? I have to use the frames from the dv tape as this is all I have.

Would appreciate comments.

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Old Jan 2, 2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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A mini DV frame is pretty low res... even less than 1 megapixel, and there's nothing you can do about it. Best bet is to do your de-interlace (or even better try to find a frame with little motion), then use something like Qimage to interpolate and INCREASE the resolution for printing. Still won't be that great, but it's about as good as you can get.
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