Topic: Frame Rate Problem
Perhaps it's because I'm not doing something correctly but I seem to have incompatability issues with frame rates in Studio 9 (my video editing software) and "jumpy" rendering.
I've tried it several times and obtain the same results:
1) I place points on two images using the auto accomodation and allowing rotation and cropping. The previews seem to work well. I've "save as"d both images and the animation.
2) I set up animation as 1>2 morph, and check antialiasing at 210 frames
3) I make animation to an AVI file using the popup option "indeo 5.0" and try to select 29.9 frame rate (which is standard in the NTSC format used by Studio 9). The "ok" button greys out and will not come back on until I change it to 30 FPS.
4) Then I give it a file name and notice that the next screen's default has been set for "indeo 5.10" with compression at 50%, key frame at every 18 frames and data rate at 150 KB/sec. Because I really don't understand these items completely I accept them as defaults and select the render.
5) I notice that during the rendering the title bar will step through each frame consecutively stating "rendering 1" "rendering 2" etc; randomly it will change to "rendering 13" "WRITING 13" then back to rendering again. the number of frames that it "renders" before it "writes" is random (from as high at 13 to frequently every frame).
6) after it is rendered, I open it in windows media player and it morphs over about the desired 7 seconds but is FAR FROM SMOOTH.
7) then I import the AVI file into studio 9 - which notices that it is 30 FPS instead of the standard 29.9 FPS and gives me a warning that "non-standard" frame rates may cause errors in rendering when coupled with the remainder of the video recorded at the standard 29.9 FPS. Additionally, the morphed clip, when played in the Studio9 preview window is still NOT smooth.
Please help me understand all the settings that I'm using and what I might do to: a) get a smooth morph from one image to another; and b) obtain an AVI (using whatever type of encoding necessary) that is compatable with standard video editing software.
thanks bob jarrett