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Steve Marshall
I need to learn how to do an animated file in wmv format on a mac for an ad
on Mar 25, 2015 at 9:51:34 pm

Hello,

I have a venue that needs animated files in wmv format in the following sizes 1024X768 and 768X1024

You can view a sample here https://www.dropbox.com/s/0go57qabvnowzyb/KEL%20Wine%20Week%201024x768.wmv?...

It seems like just a slight movement of pictures and text. What could I use to do this on a mac? I edit in FCPX

Thank you,

Steve Marshall


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Jason Jenkins
Re: I need to learn how to do an animated file in wmv format on a mac for an ad
on Mar 25, 2015 at 10:30:59 pm

http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac/overview.htm

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Steve Marshall
Re: I need to learn how to do an animated file in wmv format on a mac for an ad
on Mar 25, 2015 at 10:38:43 pm

Hello Jason,

Thank you for that. I do have Flip for Mac pro and it plays the sample but I'm trying to figure out how to build the files for the advertising venue to show on their screens. Does Flip for Mac Pro do that or does it just play?

Regards,
Steve


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Bret Williams
Re: I need to learn how to do an animated file in wmv format on a mac for an ad
on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:22:53 pm

You're asking how to do motion graphics? Just Keyframe each element you want to move. Optimally in Motion, but if this is the bar you have to achieve FCP X is fine.

You'll need flip 4 Mac pro to encode WMV files. The studio or pro version. That's the most difficult part of this operation.


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Steve Marshall
Re: I need to learn how to do an animated file in wmv format on a mac for an ad
on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:37:24 pm

Bret so I understand is what i'm looking for as simple as putting a picture in FCPX then moving in Text to a spot then turning that into a wmv file?

I never been asked for this before.

Thank you,

Steve


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Bret Williams
Re: I need to learn how to do an animated file in wmv format on a mac for an ad
on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:41:57 pm

You've never animated a single word of text? You've never imported a graphic? You've never exported to a codec or format? This is beyond the scope of a thread post. You should probably take some FCP 101 training that focuses on text or motion graphics. But yes that all there is to it basically. But what is your client giving you? Illustrator files? PSD files? JPGs? All stuff to consider and possibly other apps to acquire and utilize.


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John Davidson
Re: I need to learn how to do an animated file in wmv format on a mac for an ad
on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:27:54 pm

Check out the App on the mac app store called 'Any Video Converter HD". Use the Xbox 720p settings and it'll create a 720p WMV in no time.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Steve Marshall
Re: I need to learn how to do an animated file
on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:35:01 pm

I need to reframe my question. I need to figure out how to make the animated file for a dynamic screen as described by the venue that is a Casino with screens.


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Bill Davis
Re: I need to learn how to do an animated file
on Mar 26, 2015 at 1:31:34 am

Steve, I *think* the way you're approaching this might be a bit confused.

There are basically 3 parts to this thing.

First, creating the graphics.
Second. moving the graphics over time.
Third: outputting a file in the proper size, framerate, and coded needed for playback.

If it's just text, then creating the graphic files is pretty much as simple as typing the text. You can do that directly in FCP X. You want to have the "output" raster size and resolution in mind, because you'll want to make the file compatible with the screen it will eventually play out on.

When the type is on the screen, you can also use X to annimate the path of the text across the screen. X has perfectly usable annimation abilities for basic 2d moves. You just set keyframes for the starting and ending positions - and the program calculates the moves. This is BASIC stuff in the Transform menu of X.

Finally, you need to export the video file. Apple owns Quicktime and licenses H-264 for internal use, but does NOT export Windows filess without a third party transcoder. But all you do is make a quicktime master, then take that into one of the programs like Flip for Mac, Telestream Episode, or another of the many transcoders that can translate the QT file into a WMV file.

It's really not particularly complicated.

Hope that helps.

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