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Aaron Nee
Image Sequence frame rate
on Dec 29, 2009 at 8:44:31 pm

I have some image sequences that I am bringing into AE, but when I set the Interpret Footage frame rate at 23.976 (the appropriate frame rate) the clip is considerably longer than it should be.

When I open the same sequence in QuickTime player and interpret the footage as 23.976, the timing is correct.

Any help on what I might be doing wrong in AE would be greatly appreciated. I want to be able to work with the image sequence because of the extra bit depth of the TIFFs.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Image Sequence frame rate
on Dec 29, 2009 at 9:11:59 pm

There's something very fishy here. Frankly, I think you got something wrong in the application you used BEFORE you brought these sequences into AE.

But that's just speculation. Before we can give you a straight answer, you'll have to provide more information:
  • How were these image sequences created?
  • If made from video, what frame rate was used for shooting?
  • What kind of camera?
  • If made from video, what was the frame rate of the edit timeline?
  • What edit application?
  • How big a discrepancy exists between the duration of a sequence interpreted in AE and what it should be?

That ought to do it.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Aaron Nee
Re: Image Sequence frame rate
on Dec 29, 2009 at 9:42:29 pm

Dave, Thanks so much for your quick reply. Upon further investigation I discovered that the sequences are the correct length, I was just measuring them against the wrong clips.

I think I may try working less and sleeping more, then maybe all of my software woes will go away.

Thanks again!

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