Problem with PNG and Text +

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Problem with PNG and Text +

PostThu Jan 23, 2020 11:49 am

Hello everybody!
There was a problem displaying PNG-images and animated text.
The screenshots show that the text and image of the Instagram have either low resolution or no smoothing. The resolution of the PNG image is 1600 * 1600 pixels. Timeline Resolution 1920 * 1080. The text next to it is the "Title Center Reveal" effect. If I increase the size of the text more, then the resolution is still poor, it does not look smooth.
How is this possible to fix? Thanks so much for the answers.
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Re: Problem with PNG and Text +

PostFri Jan 24, 2020 4:02 am


I would like to understand more about your issue, so I did a few tests:

With a 4096x3112 project, Test image:1600x1600 and with different title types on a 5K iMac 2015 and a Windows machine with an Nvidia graphics card and a 4K screen.

The tests are simple to setup:
• I start with an Untitled project, add in text, add in icon, scale each to different sizes.
• I vary color and/or add background to check for isolated issues.
An example project is attached. Test image from web search (

The following tests work as expected without jagged edges, or quality issues on both platforms:
• Stepping through and playing back in fullscreen (Control-/Command-F without any special hardware)
• Grabbing stills and cehcking for issues.
• Rendering out MXF clips (using default settings for Op1A and OP Atom)
• Viewing that rendered file in full-screen.
• Overlaying the render on the original and using composite modes to check for differences.
• Using the color picker.

So, now for my queries:
• What's your platform? OS, graphics card, display hardware, monitor resolution etc. Do you have any DPI scaling?
• Do you see this issue in previews or do they appear on rendered clips?
• What method did you use to get the snapshot?
• Can you give us links to source samples for the icons (please be aware of copyright). If you see issues with renders, please include a small render sample as well.
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Re: Problem with PNG and Text +

PostFri Jan 24, 2020 7:30 am

Also, what are the project settings?
Is it progressive like 25P or 24P?


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Re: Problem with PNG and Text +

PostFri Jan 24, 2020 8:48 am

Hi Shrinivas,

I am not sure if this issue has been further explored, but I am still dealing with the same/similar problem.
The Jagged edges though I could refine by changing the output settings to high Quality - so I think this solved my issue.


what I cannot get a grip on is the fact that imported graphics (logos etc) with Alpha are having a black thin border when placed over a background AND WHEN APPLYING A DROP SHADOW in edit as well as in fusion.

No matter which Clip Attributes Settings, I cannot get a clean alpha channel.
Do you have any Idea how to deal with that?

please have a look at my attached example:
Titletool=clean alpha vs. png=dirty alpha
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Re: Problem with PNG and Text +

PostFri Jan 24, 2020 12:44 pm

Thanks for answers!
I started your project, and got a normal result, but because of the big resolution. In my working project (1080p24), I also had to use 4k output to get rid of low-quality text and logo. The result was much better. But now the main problem is the resolution of 1080p.
I created a zip archive in which there is a test project with text and PNG. I also put the original Instagram icon in the archive. Video render in MXF Op1A. The video opened in the MPC-HC x64 player, there a full-screen screenshot was made by built-in tools. I received poor quality text and PNG images, regardless of size. Interestingly, in Davinci, when viewing a project in full screen (Ctrl + F), all text and images are smoothed and look good. But when viewing in normal mode, I see a loss of quality and resolution.
My computer:
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4100 MHz, 32 Gb DDR3 @ 1600 MHz, Nvidia GTX1070. Monitor DELL U2312HM. DPI scaling is not.
Windows 10 1909, Davinci Resolve Studio, Nvidia Driver 441.87
The project is in 24p.
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