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Laurens Bas [Avatar]
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Whenever I use crop/zoom/pan to zoom in on something, it instantly goes blurry. I am aware that it'll get more pixelated the more I zoom, but in the preview window it looks nice and sharp. Is there something that i'm doing wrong?

(I'm using powerdriector 365 by the way)
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optodata
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If the preview window looks sharp, then where are you seeing the blurry results? Maybe a screenshot of the issue would help. Use Alt + Print Screen or the Windows snipping tool (Win + Shift + S) if you have Win10, then save the image as PNG or JPG. Click on the Attachments button below the forum's text box to upload and share it here.

Also, are you working with HD, SD or 4K clips? Lower resolution clips (like Standard Definition) have fewer pixels so they'll appear blurrier than HD or 4K clips at the same zoom level.
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Laurens Bas [Avatar]
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Quote If the preview window looks sharp, then where are you seeing the blurry results? Maybe a screenshot of the issue would help. Use Alt + Print Screen or the Windows snipping tool (Win + Shift + S) if you have Win10, then save the image as PNG or JPG. Click on the Attachments button below the forum's text box to upload and share it here.

Also, are you working with HD, SD or 4K clips? Lower resolution clips (like Standard Definition) have fewer pixels so they'll appear blurrier than HD or 4K clips at the same zoom level.



I'm using HD clips, and here's some screenshots of what's going on.\

EDIT: Actually, it's not happening in these screnshots. Let me try to find a clip of it happening.
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optodata
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Thanks very much for the screenshots. Something is defintely wrong with the timeline preview of the C/Z/P tool.

The quality of the skateboard clips is pretty low, so I tried an HD screen capture clip from a 4K monitor. On one clip I used the C/Z/P tool to create a similar shape as you did, then I used the Mask Designer and PiP Designer to do the same thing on another clip.

Here's the view in the Crop/Zoom/Pan tool:



And here's the timeline view. It's completely unusable:



Meanwhile, the timeline view of the manually masked, zoomed and panned clip looks like this:



I've packed my test project and you can download and examine it from this OneDrive folder (no need to sign up/log in).

I think this needs to be reported to Cyberlink, and until they can confirm the problema and release an update, your best bet is to use the PiP Designer (and Mask Designer, if needed) when zooming in tight like this.

The C/Z/P tool seems to work acceptably when zooming in to somewhere around half the screen, but the quality becomes unusable if you need to zoom/crop smaller areas than that.
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