Blurry (sketchy) text over color gradient background

Kayo wrote on 5/7/2019, 1:43 PM

Hi, Just installed Vegas MS-16 Suite. This is my first time using this product. I put some text (with an FX) over a color gradient background and the text is not clear at all. I viewed it full screen as well as in the editor and it views the same. How to fix this? Thank u! Using windows 10. How do I attach a pic so you can see what i'm talking about?

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Marco. wrote on 5/7/2019, 1:54 PM

"How do I attach a pic so you can see what i'm talking about?"

In the text editing box of this forum click this icon:

Kayo wrote on 5/7/2019, 8:52 PM

Thanks, Marco. Here is my "sketchy text."

 

Musicvid wrote on 5/7/2019, 9:15 PM

1. Set your preview to Best/ Full. Does it look better?

2. What size is your font? Is the text box upscaled?

3. Use a sans serif font (look it up). Pick a font with good body weight like Arial. Delicate and calligraphy fonts just don't read well in video.

4. Keep your text and background in 16-235 range (apply Studio RGB Levels filter on the output.)

It should look a lot better once rendered. Search the forum for any key terms you may not understand.

EricLNZ wrote on 5/7/2019, 9:40 PM

Your image doesn't appear to include your text track. How are you creating your text?

Kayo wrote on 5/7/2019, 10:17 PM

Kayo wrote on 5/7/2019, 10:18 PM

That shows the text track.

Dot wrote on 5/7/2019, 10:19 PM

Change your preview quality to full. It is right above the program window.

Kayo wrote on 5/7/2019, 10:29 PM

MusicVid - I changed the Preview to best/full and it looks great!! Pretty sure I used font size 24 and 18, Times New Roman. So, all I changed was the Preview Quality. Thank u so much!! But there seems to be a steeper learning curve than in other edit programs I have used. I am not sure if I will stick with this or try another one even though I did buy this one. I want to get a project done by end of month. just need to be able to manipulate effects and edit with pics and vids, a few text pages. Thanks to MusicVid. Not sure how to tag him in this post.

Musicvid wrote on 5/8/2019, 11:58 AM

But there seems to be a steeper learning curve than in other edit programs I have used

Acknowledged. I think it is worth it. For seventeen years.

The resources available in the forum, tutorials, and online will help level out the learning curve. It's a unique software approach that has withstood the test of time.