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Animating photographs in VisionLab

Posted: Wed, 13th Aug 2008, 10:35pm

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Alanglynnis

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When I animate greenscreen-ed still photographs transferred from my digital camera, I can't seem to get good quality jerk free movement from my greenscreen still animations when rendered.
This happens on progressive and interlaced settings and any of the frames per second that I have tried.
I have a PC with XP service pack 3 and Q6600 processor - any tips, guys??
Thanks...
Posted: Wed, 13th Aug 2008, 10:43pm

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Axeman

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If you are rendering to uncompressed, it is likely just the playback that is glitchy. Projects based on still photographs should almost always be set up progressive.

Is it the actual motion that seems jerky, or the playback of the clip? A bit more detail as to what the issue looks like will help in determining what is causing it, and how to fix it.
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 2:20pm

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Alanglynnis

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Hi again.
The quality of the smaller photo within the larger photo when stationery is fine - as it starts moving, it starts to shimmer (similar to a heat haze)reducing the image quality. On stopping moving, it looks perfect again.
This happens both on my bought version and the demo version I installed on my second PC. When importing into Magix pro, the problem remains.
I make the settings progressive when starting the new project and render it the same way - using avi or quicktime makes no difference.
I am unsure what impact the frame rate has, but i've tried them all - no difference there.
I'm putting down to the fact that the software is tailored towards live DV footage - though Magix can do the same thing with no problem.
Sadly, Magix greenscreen is nowhere near as good as FXhome.
Any pointers ?
frown
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 3:42pm

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Axeman

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Not without seeing a bit of the footage. I do know that VisionLab can do what you are trying to do just fine, as I've done it many times myself, but at this point I've no idea what is causing your particular problem. could you upload a clip so we can see it?
Posted: Sun, 17th Aug 2008, 5:52pm

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Alanglynnis

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Don't you need your own website to do that? (I don't)
Posted: Sun, 17th Aug 2008, 7:31pm

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rogolo

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Any of these sites should do the trick. Just make sure to compress it a bit before uploading.