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Text display on TV problem [message #288237] Mon, 20 April 2015 05:56 Go to next message
geraldcornish is currently offline  geraldcornish
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Hi all
I need to create a version of a booklet for display on flat screen tv
(not HD) and having trouble making text visible - it displays as
broken lumps mostly undecipherable.
I am exporting spreads from InDesign to VIDEO_TS folder as jpegs and
burning this to cd.
Is there another way I can get clear text on the tv screen?
This is a PAL system, could it be a tv screen resolution problem?
If so, can I get around it?
TIA
Ged

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Re: Text display on TV problem [message #288238 is a reply to message #288237] Mon, 20 April 2015 06:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Peter Devlin is currently offline  Peter Devlin
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On 20/04/2015 10:56, "geraldcornish" <geraldcornish@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all
> I need to create a version of a booklet for display on flat screen tv (not HD)
> and having trouble making text visible - it displays as broken lumps mostly
> undecipherable.
> I am exporting spreads from InDesign to VIDEO_TS folder as jpegs and burning
> this to cd.
> Is there another way I can get clear text on the tv screen?
> This is a PAL system, could it be a tv screen resolution problem?
> If so, can I get around it?
> TIA
> Ged

Hi,
It's some years ago since I used such software but as I remember
InDesign is vector (postscript) and the jpeg format is for rasterised images
- if you have Pshop you could export the spreads from InDesign as pdf and
then raster them into Pshop to vary the resolution and then save them as
high quality jpegs and try that. The resolution needs to be high-ish to get
typefaces to appear clearly - possibly between 180 and 360ppi to get
somewhere near the legibility of a pdf. Not sure what the tv screen will
make of it as this is down to the dot pitch resolution of the tv but many
modern screens/dvd players have the ability to convert from mpeg and jpeg on
the fly now and can adapt to various resolutions and frame rates instantly.
Not sure it can be a cd though - shouldn't it be dvd for video_ts?

Pete


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Re: Text display on TV problem [message #288239 is a reply to message #288238] Mon, 20 April 2015 06:39 Go to previous message
geraldcornish is currently offline  geraldcornish
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Pete
Thanks for the info, I'll try that this evening.
And you are right about using dvd rather than cd, that may be enough
to resolve the problem along with using high ppi.
Ged

On 20 Apr 2015, at 11:34, Peter Devlin wrote:

> On 20/04/2015 10:56, "geraldcornish" <geraldcornish@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all
>> I need to create a version of a booklet for display on flat screen
>> tv (not HD)
>> and having trouble making text visible - it displays as broken
>> lumps mostly
>> undecipherable.
>> I am exporting spreads from InDesign to VIDEO_TS folder as jpegs
>> and burning
>> this to cd.
>> Is there another way I can get clear text on the tv screen?
>> This is a PAL system, could it be a tv screen resolution problem?
>> If so, can I get around it?
>> TIA
>> Ged
>
> Hi,
> It's some years ago since I used such software but as I remember
> InDesign is vector (postscript) and the jpeg format is for
> rasterised images
> - if you have Pshop you could export the spreads from InDesign as
> pdf and
> then raster them into Pshop to vary the resolution and then save
> them as
> high quality jpegs and try that. The resolution needs to be high-
> ish to get
> typefaces to appear clearly - possibly between 180 and 360ppi to get
> somewhere near the legibility of a pdf. Not sure what the tv screen
> will
> make of it as this is down to the dot pitch resolution of the tv
> but many
> modern screens/dvd players have the ability to convert from mpeg
> and jpeg on
> the fly now and can adapt to various resolutions and frame rates
> instantly.
> Not sure it can be a cd though - shouldn't it be dvd for video_ts?
>
> Pete
>
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