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  • Wed, Mar 25 2015 6:43 PM

    • djhg
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    Pan & Scan time-lapse Hi Res stills

    I'd like to work with timelapse footage in MC - image sequences at 4912 x 2760, imported into an HD project.

    I understand AMA is best for importing 4K footage into MC.

    Questions which remain are whether to 

    1) import them just as they are (sequences of stills) or first encode them as motion picture files, which brings up questions of the application in which to do that,  also

    2) resolution and format.

    recommendations are welcome.

    my system's 6.5.4

     

     

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  • Thu, Mar 26 2015 4:46 PM In reply to

    • recess
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    Re: Pan & Scan time-lapse Hi Res stills

    Have you considered using After Effects for this? It'll take a sqeunce of stills and turn it into a single source clip - and also let you change how long you want each frame to last. (As opposed to Avid just creating 1 frame for each still)

    The greater benefit is that you can then work with the full resolution of the image with a 1920 x 1080 composition. You can reframe how you wish, zoom in / out - pan left right - and then export the final comp as a movie to go into Avid. 

    If you want the best possible resolution when rendering out the file - go for DNxHD185x

    Of course, if you don't have AE, this has been a reply without use... 

    John

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  • Thu, Mar 26 2015 5:17 PM In reply to

    • djhg
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    Re: Pan & Scan time-lapse Hi Res stills

    Avid will turn it into a source clip too, but so far only at 1920 x 1080, from what I can tell.

    I'd just as soon limit my roundtripping and have no AE experience, but I might look into that.

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  • Thu, Mar 26 2015 5:33 PM In reply to

    • smrpix
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    Re: Pan & Scan time-lapse Hi Res stills

    If you upgrade to 8.3.1 you can import them as a 4K sequence.  After Effects is still the best option, though.

  • Thu, Mar 26 2015 6:22 PM In reply to

    • djhg
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    Re: Pan & Scan time-lapse Hi Res stills

    Not an option on my system, aparrently. THere must be a recommended work flow on 6.5 though.

    MC 6.5.4 AVID-Configured HP Z400, 12GB, Nvida Quadro 2000, Windows 7, ATTO express SAS R680 RAID Adapter, Atto Media00 SCSI Disk Device, Sony FS100, Sony... [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, Mar 26 2015 6:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Pan & Scan time-lapse Hi Res stills

    With MC 6.5.4 you should have Avid FX. Have you tried using this? It should do what you want.

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