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Bob Hager
dslr time lapse post
on Mar 17, 2011 at 2:01:17 am

I have created a nice sunrise sequence of 1000 camera raw files I have brought the files into AE, which converted them into a 30 sec image sequence. The problem is the video is jerky. I have created a comp both using desktop settings of the raw file (5142X3456) as well as one at (1920 X 1080)Yet when I render them to a 1080 Quick time file, it is still jerky.

Is my problem in my camera settings or am I missing something in my comp or render settings.

The time lapse will be used as an opening to a documentary for which I am producer. So I am trying to create the time lapse and pass it off to the editor as a 1080 quick time file.

I dont think it is my computer, it is a twelve core system. with plenty of ram and power. I would appreciate anyone pointing me in the right direction.

Just a thought,
Bob


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Noah Kadner
Re: dslr time lapse post
on Mar 17, 2011 at 4:47:23 am

QuickTime file with which codec? If it's uncompressed, sure it will drop frames. If it's H.264 or ProRes- should play ok. Though of course how the footage was shot will affect the smoothness of playback as well.

Noah

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Bob Hager
Re: dslr time lapse post
on Mar 17, 2011 at 10:44:13 am

Thanks that worked.

Just a thought,
Bob


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Scott Thomas
Re: dslr time lapse post
on Mar 18, 2011 at 8:36:42 am

The best codec to use depends on what editing system your editor is using.

If it's FCP then Pro-Res or Apple Intermediate are best.

If it's Avid then using a DNxHD codec (various flavours for PAL and NTSC) is best. Not only is is quick to import but makes decent size files. You need to get the codecs from http://avid.custkb.com/avid/app/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=263545 and load them into the AE computer.

Scott


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