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Sacha SojicImage sequence file name burn-in
by on Sep 3, 2009 at 8:38:24 pm

Folks,

We working on a feature and are about to receive TIFF sequences for some VFX shots. We'll definitely be adjusting the cut quite a bit once the shots are in the show so I'm I'm trying to find a way to output an offline copy of each sequence with burn-in.

Is there a plugin or an expression that can be used to display each frame's filename burned into the bottom part of the frame?

S. Sojic
Montreal, Qc


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Dave LaRondeRe: Image sequence file name burn-in
by on Sep 3, 2009 at 8:46:32 pm

I don't know of anything, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You may find a script that will do this very thing at aeenhancers. It's just a google away.


Dave LaRonde (Yes, like the amusement park on l'Ile Sainte Hélene)
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Peter O'ConnellRe: Image sequence file name burn-in
by on Sep 4, 2009 at 1:13:18 am

Hi Sacha, you could try something like this on a text layer directly above the sequence. It might need to be adjusted depending on the padding and the frame rate.
Bonne Chance, la.



function pad(number, length) {

var str = '' + number;
while (str.length < length) {
str = '0' + str;
}
return str;
}

var theLayerName = thisComp.layer(index+1).name;
var theLayerNameSplit = theLayerName.split('.');
theLayerNameSplit[0] + '.' + pad((time*24),4) + '.tiff';


Rogue Keyframe
Feature Film Compositing


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Sacha SojicRe: Image sequence file name burn-in
by on Sep 4, 2009 at 2:10:12 am

Thank you both!

Peter, I'll give your expression a try and let you know how it went.

Glad to meet two people that are familiar with Montreal and French Canadian culture. One's making references to our theme parks and the other is dispensing everyday colloquialisms! Nice! ;)

Best,

S. Sojic


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Sacha SojicRe: Image sequence file name burn-in
by on Sep 4, 2009 at 2:41:26 am

Peter, the expression works wonders. Thanks a million.

Sacha


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Peter O'ConnellRe: Image sequence file name burn-in
by on Sep 4, 2009 at 4:10:05 am

Pas'd probleme mon chum.
Pete

Rogue Keyframe
Feature Film Compositing


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Steve KellenerRe: Image sequence file name burn-in
by on Feb 12, 2010 at 7:31:23 pm

Pretty awesome script Peter. I can't seem to figure out how to have it start on frame 1 rather than frame zero though.


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Steve Kellener

Digital Compositor
Titmouse, Inc.


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Michael SwinglerRe: Image sequence file name burn-in
by on Jul 10, 2010 at 9:35:42 am

Peter,

I tried your expression and it's picking up the filename and overlaying it, but there's only one file name for the imported sequence of stills that AE assigns to it.

I have a series of stills named:
875G3051.jpg
875G3052.jpg
875G3053.jpg
875G3054.jpg

But when I import these as a jpeg sequence, AE creates an asset called 875G{3051-3056}.jpg and this is the only file name burned to the image for every frame.

I tried importing the stills separately and dropping them in as separate layers and doing the sequence layer command. However, since they're on separate layers, the expression only picks up the first image/layer and repeats.

Is there a solution I'm missing? Any help would be appreciated.
Mike


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