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Adrian Lort-Phillips
Animation/Prores mix outputting to Flash
on Nov 22, 2011 at 2:50:28 pm

Hello

I am editing a film on a prores timeline (PAL 720x576 16:9). It is going to end up as an FLV online, probably 640x360.

The filming was done on a mixture of Digibeta and DVCam, converted to ProRes then imported. Crucially there are also some animated sections to import and insert, some of which dissolve into the footage.

I have asked the animators to provide files in Animation codec which they have in 1024x576 around 11MB/s.

I am having problems with the animated section. They don't sit well on the timeline looking blurred when rendered. (maybe they should have sent them to me 720x576?) That carries through to the FLV of course. If I compress them into FLV on their own they look fine.

However ultimately they will be part of the whole online. How can I mix these two elements together and maintain the progressive integrity of the animations? Any thoughts much appreciated.
Adrian

Adrian Lort-Phillips
Radiant Media
http://www.radiantmedia.co.uk


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Adrian Lort-Phillips
Re: Animation/Prores mix outputting to Flash
on Nov 22, 2011 at 3:18:43 pm

UPDATE

Taking the mountain to.. the man, I tried exporting my film footage into animation codec and then added them and the animated sequences onto a new animation codec timeline. Big files obviously but a much better result when compressed into flash. Is this the only way forward?

Adrian Lort-Phillips
Radiant Media
http://www.radiantmedia.co.uk


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Rafael Amador
Re: Animation/Prores mix outputting to Flash
on Nov 22, 2011 at 3:30:53 pm

And why don't you get your animation in Prores444 and put everything in a 1024x576 sequence.
Make the sequence Progressiove and de-interlace the footage.
Set as well "Render all YUV in High Precision".
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Adrian Lort-Phillips
Re: Animation/Prores mix outputting to Flash
on Nov 22, 2011 at 3:55:56 pm

Hi Rafael

[Rafael Amador] "And why don't you get your animation in Prores444 and put everything in a 1024x576 sequence.
Make the sequence Progressiove and de-interlace the footage.
Set as well "Render all YUV in High Precision"."


Just to be clear:

Get the animator to export in ProRes444
Put everything in a 1024x576 sequence - so, a prores444 sequence mixing that animated prores444 and the standard prores together?
Make the sequence progressive - how? by setting fields to 'none'?

Many thanks

Adrian

Adrian Lort-Phillips
Radiant Media
http://www.radiantmedia.co.uk


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Rafael Amador
Re: Animation/Prores mix outputting to Flash
on Nov 23, 2011 at 1:09:44 am

[Adrian Lort-Phillips] "Get the animator to export in ProRes444"
Yes. Better than Animation which i guess you are using because the Alpha Channel.


[Adrian Lort-Phillips] "Put everything in a 1024x576 sequence - so, a prores444 sequence mixing that animated prores444 and the standard prores together?
Make the sequence progressive - how? by setting fields to 'none'?"

You are going to the web so in the end you have to convert everything to Squared Pixels and Progressive.
Start with a sequence like that: 1024x576/SQ Pixels/ Field Order NONE.
You only need to deinterlace the video footage before exporting.

If you edit in Pal and add your 1024x576 graphics, those will be converted to Pal (720x576 Interlaced) in the time-line and you will need to re-convert again to SQ pixels for the web.
Things like dissolves, wipes, or any kind of animations that is rendered as Interlaced will look worst after de-interlacing.
Render everything as Progressive.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Adrian Lort-Phillips
Re: Animation/Prores mix outputting to Flash
on Nov 23, 2011 at 8:39:24 am

Thank you Rafael,

That is very helpful.

Adrian

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Radiant Media
http://www.radiantmedia.co.uk


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