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Insert single frame of still

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Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 30, 2012 3:03 PM

I'm shooting a bunch of still to create animation in the timeline.  As such, I only want to insert two frames of each image.  How can I quickly and easily drag a still (or stills) onto the timeline for just 2 frames duration?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 3:39 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    The problem with two frames is that it's tiny so it's really hard to grab. if you set the still selection preference to two frames, then the best way to edit into the timeline is to use the keyboard shortcut. Make the selection and press the appropriate shortcut.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    It shows seconds and tenths of seconds. Try making it 0.01 or something like that.

  • Jim Wanamaker Level 4 Level 4 (2,185 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 4:21 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Perhaps the easiest way to get what you want is to bring your still(stills) into your timeline. Select them, control D, 2, return key and you will have two frames.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 5:07 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Put all the images into the project. They'll be 10 seconds. Select all the images in the project. use the duration function to set them to two frames.

  • Jim Wanamaker Level 4 Level 4 (2,185 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 5:13 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    I guess I don't quite understand the problem. You can use the steps I outlined either in the timeline or the event browser. If you change all the stills to 2 frames in the browser then in list view, which is probably easier, just select all the stills and use the keyboard command E to add to timeline, You may then need to adjust the zoom if you want to do any further editing. Other option is to bring all the stills into the timeline at their current duration by selecting all and then E on the keyboard. You can then change all to 2 frames with the same steps as above. This is probably not the best choice as the timeline could be quite long with thousands of clips.

  • Jim Wanamaker Level 4 Level 4 (2,185 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 5:24 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    It is probably easier to change the stills duration in the browser and then select them all and use the E key to add to the timeline. This works fine but you need to make sure they are in the right order in the browser as they will be added in sequential order based on how they are sorted.

  • Jim Wanamaker Level 4 Level 4 (2,185 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 5:50 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    I have to apologize. I was sure I had changed duration in the browser before but I can't replicate it now so I guess you have to do it in the timeline. It is important to make sure the sort order is as you want it when you bring in multiple clips. The keyboard shorcut is just E not command E. Sorry i was misleading still learning myself.

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