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06-04-2004, 05:36 AM
Hi i'am currently working on my demoreel round the clock and will finish it up in a week or so, but something evil has plagued my ambitions from day one. See, I have rigs and animations, scenes and stuff. But My question is: how do I assamble the individual clips or image sequenses into a finished videotrack of high quality?
I would prefer to render to .JPG or .TGA frameseqences for storage before I encode it into the final DIVX track. I have done some googling on this one but hit the wall, maybe im looking for the wrong stuff or something. I have kinda alot of diskspace availible but not enough for uncompressed.
Can someone here guide me to the correct path plz?
06-04-2004, 06:31 AM
It sounds like you need a copy of Adobe Premiere or some other video editing program.
06-04-2004, 07:10 AM
Yes that i am in need of software is obvious, the question is what kind? One would think premiere should be capable as it is a package for making broadcastquality video but im unawere as to wheter it is capable of handle single frames or not.
Does anyone know what commercial market uses for instance?
06-04-2004, 08:58 AM
Hi, am sure premiere will work fine. am guessing your just wanna put all your rendered stuff together to a movie.
whit .tga you'll get better quality but i honestly can't se that much diffrence.
i'll never use .jpeg for a number of resons i use .tiff.
the tga size is to big.
anyway premiere is easy to learn and will work fine for you i think. if u want to use what the pro's are using then its Avid you should look for.
but i don't think u will need it for a simple demo reel.
06-04-2004, 07:54 PM
thanks for the info Bluder I'll dig into it now.
07-04-2004, 12:27 AM
Hi, Thats right, Iam sure that premier should work for u well. You can import the sequence of TGA's into the work area and get the compression done. ITS STRAIGHT AND SIMPLE - Good Luck.
07-04-2004, 07:52 AM
After FX is a very good programm also if i am right it is from Adobe
07-04-2004, 11:59 AM
Yes, After Effects is a good program and Adobe makes it as well. However, I think Premiere would help out here because After Effects is much harder to learn. However, in combination these two programs are really powerful.
12-04-2004, 10:10 PM
I like Your work !
How make images static in video (when you output it on analog video) ?
Do you now any tutorial how do masks in adobe premiere ?
You can use the jpg format for your compression. It's not going to make that much difference in the final quality of the movie. Especially if you're going to put the video to tape at sometime.
As for putting it all together, you can use Premiere or After Effects. Also I'm sure you could probably find some freeware that will do the same thing. After all, you're just putting the sequential images end to end in a time line and adding sound and possibly some text right?
13-04-2004, 09:11 AM
I personally think aftereffects is much nicer to use than premier. I've tried premier a few times and always went back to AE. So I say AE all the way. If you'd like to test them yourself just go to adobe.com and download the trials.
13-04-2004, 01:48 PM
Thanks for helpful informations :D
(I'm happy about pages like that)
14-04-2004, 12:08 AM
YES. You can import single frames into premiere and place them into a sequence.
It is something that I had to do for one of my animations last year.
STEP 01. Render all files from your 3d program (or whatever) in .bmp format to a specific folder that you have named. (EG, call it 'Scene 01' or something).
(Step 01.5) Mini Step lol. Open Premiere and cancel the template dialogue that appears. Now go to "Edit>Preferences>General and still image, and change the default still frame time "1" frames. This will help with importing. Now close premiere and go to the next step. You must close premiere for the settings to take effect.
Step 02. Open Premiere, and make a new Project and have the settings of the project match up with the size of your images. (EG, if your Bmps are 640x480, then make the peremiere video settings the same. Also, make sure that you use something good as a compressor with a high bit rate and lots of colours, otherwise you hard work will look crappy when brought to video, and there is no point rendering to single frames that way...
Step 03 Rename "Bin 01" to Whatever scene you want to call it and then right click on the bin. Go >Import>Folder, then locate the folder that you rendered into. Once you find it, then press ok and Premiere will import all of the frames into the bin.
Step 04, Now if yor 3d app is a good one it should have named the frames in sequence, such as "Fightscene_0001, Fightscene_0002", and so on, counting on the frame it was rendered on. This is imperitive to the next action.
Step 05, Click the small sideways arrow at the top right of the bin box and go> "Automate to Timeline". This should bring up a dialogue with a few controlls.
Step 06, The default settings are usually good for what you want, just make the clip overlap "0" frames, and uncheck "default transition" Thgen press ok, and all of the frames should be put there sequencially, and you should be able to scroll throught the timeline and watch the "movie" that you made.
Step 07 (Only if you are ready) Once all the clips are in the timeline, then export it using the best quality settings with your compressor...
I hope this helps mate. I would like to see your finished movie too.
23-04-2004, 10:14 AM
Thank You :) :D :!!!:
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