2 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2008 3:34 PM by Kin Hui
frmrt Level 1 (10 points)

I'm working with a large number of hi-res JPEGs from a Canon DSLR (30D) that I'm using to create a time-lapse video in FCP for web delivery. However, no matter what combination of still resolution (I've been batch scaling the files down proportionally in Aperture...tried original size, then half, then 1/4 of original size) or Easy Setup/Sequence Setting I try I have to render forever before I can play the timeline back.

Any suggestions? Currently I'm using a Sequence Setting with the JPEG compressor, a 29.97 frame rate and a resolution that exactly matches the resized stills. The results look real good, but again, the render times are just slowing my work down to a crawl. For example, if I want to see how the sequence looks at a different speed, it's 20 minutes of render or more...

I suppose the large number of files is part of the problem, but I'm just not sure exactly what's being rendered...video is usually my domain, where if the sequence setup matches the captured media (say, for example, DVCPRO HD) then I don't have to render anything but effects and transitions--I can watch in real time right after I import the stuff. No such luck with stills converted to video, I presume?


Message was edited by: frmrt

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