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How to change out frame??

Posted: Tue, 2nd Sep 2003, 5:59pm

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kaju74

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Hi.. If I create a new project using a standalone image, Alam automatically set a out frame of 100 which means a length of ~1min20. But what, if my effects should take a length about 3 minutes?? How to I change the out frame (it's not possible to select a frame behind this end marker)??? If I import a movie, the out marker (out frame) is set to end of movie (length) but how to change a standalone image length???

Hope, you understand my question (bad english cool) !?!?!

Best regards,
Marc
Posted: Tue, 2nd Sep 2003, 6:01pm

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TMM

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the maximum out frame for a still image import, is 100 i am afraid, which means u will have to import the image into more than one project, and edit them all together sad

Sorry...

TMM
Posted: Tue, 2nd Sep 2003, 6:06pm

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b4uask30male

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or do what i do,
take the still bmp or jpg image and put it in your edit program and stretch the to the time limit you want, then render it as an avi.

then you'll import the avi into alamdv.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Sep 2003, 6:09pm

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kaju74

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What should I do exactly?? How do I modify different projects a time??? Well, I need the following:

I've a still photo where some effects should be included. The total effect length should be about 3 minutes. How to do that???

Marc

P.S.: I'm a very newbie - buyed Alam today! BTW: When does AlamDV3 would be released???
Posted: Tue, 2nd Sep 2003, 6:11pm

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callum_slade

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There is no date yet for Alam DV3 but you will get it for free as soon as it comes out......

I hope you enjoy Alam DV2 though smile


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Posted: Tue, 2nd Sep 2003, 6:12pm

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TMM

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Right 3 ways u can do this!

1 - copy and paste the image into a folder as many times as u need to make 3 minutes, then import as an image stream...

2 - do 3 projects, 1 at a time, and edit them all together (this is a lil' tricky)...

3 - do b4's idea of stretching the frame in an editing program, and then import it as a movie file...

TMM
Posted: Tue, 2nd Sep 2003, 6:52pm

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owen rixon

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ooooooooo....someone else who could benifit from a program I wrote. I made a program that calculates how many frames (asuming a frame rate of 24 fps) are needed for any time limit. Then it saves the same image as a string of images which can be imported into Alam as an image string.
Do you want me 2 upload it so you can download it?
Posted: Wed, 3rd Sep 2003, 8:10am

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kaju74

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Hi...

This program sounds good!! Maybe you can send me an email with the attached app (packed with zip)???

BTW: I've another problem with standalone image: After I have finished to compose the effects in that image, I exported it into an AVI file. If I reimport this AVI as part as a new project, the length and play speed seems to be ok, but if I try to open it under Microsoft's Media Player (for example), I've got a slideshow -> 2sec's between displaying the next frame????? You told me, that standalone images are 100 frames in length. How many sec's does that stands for???

Best regards,
Marc

PS: I love AlamDV!
Posted: Wed, 3rd Sep 2003, 2:13pm

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kaju74

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Hi...

To stretch an image to any frame length you may download a simple application I've quickly wrote:

http://www.kaju74.de/downloads/imgstrmv100en.exe

FrameRate and Length can be easily changed - have fun!

Best regards,
Marc
Posted: Thu, 4th Sep 2003, 3:47am

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voiceoverwizard

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In USA(NTSC) 29.97 frames per second so 100 frames= 3.336666666666666 seconds or in Europe (PAL) 25 frames per second so 100 frames= 4 seconds. I think B4UASK gave the best advice import the image(frame) into your NLE and then just adjust the duration until it is as long as you require and save as AVI then import into ALAMDV and add your effect.