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Blinking and flickering animation?

Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 3:56am

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doug2691

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Hello All,

this is my first official post. I just purchased chromanator last night. Great product...you will have to bare with me because I'm quite new at this.

Anyhow I'm trying to create a simple 2 second clip of a backdrop (a bmp) and a space ship (a jpg). I have it set so it does not scale but simple moves the ship from one corner to the other. The problem is although all the frames look crisp and really good. when I play the clip it flickering and blinking..isn't smooth at all?

what do I need to do to get my images to move smoothly across the screen?

thanks in advance

Doug
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 4:11am

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Serpent

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It doesn't play at it's best within the program. Try rendering it first. If this isn't what you mean then explain the situation better, is this in Chromy, or is it in your editing program, or is it in quicktime or anaother media player?

EDIT: Woooh, 1,000 posts.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 4:36am

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doug2691

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ok I would be glad to...thanks for the quick response.

I render it as an avi (save to disk). High quality.

I then open it up in windows media player to see the results. it plays real choppy like you've had one to many beers smile

I think its something to do with 2d animation...but I don't know what seen it in a book a long time ago.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 4:40am

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Serpent

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Ok, import the file into your video editing program, and deinterlace the footage, say what editing program you use and maybe I could help you out (I know Premiere, you can do it in After effects though not an NLE) or maybe you know the answer, but what you have to do is deinterlace your footage. Some NLE's do it automatically, AE does thiugh not an NLE. But just say what editing program you use and someone will be able to help you.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 3:30pm

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Evman

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you might want to also try to add a motion blur to the ship as it moves across the screen in chromy.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Oct 2004, 1:46am

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Simon K Jones

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You definitately shouldn't get any flickering. Make sure you've set up your project correctly (pay specific attention to whether you are using progressive footage or not). It is most likely that the project is setup incorrectly if you are getting strange results on rendering.

If you step-frame through the project while still in Chromy, does it look normal?

Also, are you rendering as DV or uncompressed? If you render uncompressed, it will not play back in real time due to the large amounts of data - however, the information is all there, and you will be able to work with it fine in your editing program. However, trying to playback uncompressed footage usually results in a jerky movement, not flickering.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Oct 2004, 12:02pm

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doug2691

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Tarn wrote:



Also, are you rendering as DV or uncompressed? If you render uncompressed, it will not play back in real time due to the large amounts of data - however, the information is all there, and you will be able to work with it fine in your editing program. However, trying to playback uncompressed footage usually results in a jerky movement, not flickering.
I beleive that is my problem I am no rendering as DV its uncompressed footage. 'jerky' thats the word to explain it also. I will try you suggestions.

Thanks everone for the input...I will let you know how it turns out

Doug