4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2014 10:56 AM by choo
choo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there somebody using fotomagico 4?

could you please tell me what the setting is to export sildeshow to quicktime player?

H264, AAC, 44,1 khz, 50 fp, 1020x1080 resolution?


iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (18,155 points)

    Is there somebody using fotomagico 4?

    could you please tell me what the setting is to export sildeshow to quicktime player?

    H264, AAC, 44,1 khz, 50 fp, 1020x1080 resolution?

    The version of FotoMagico in use is much less important than the device being used for playback when it comes to export settings, For instance, as QTKirk attempted to point out in your other topic, a 50 fps frame rate could cause problems if used on a device only rated for 1080p30 playback. (I.e., frames will likely be skipped making playback less "smooth" as you have already noted.) If the same slideshow is to be played on several different devices or platforms of having different playback limitations or uploaded to the internet for use by viewers having different ISP limitations, then you may have to decide whether to export multiple versions of your slideshow or create a "universal" version that plays on all or most of the target devices/systems but which then may not be of the highest quality for all targets. To best answer your question, please post additional information regarding use requirements for file output and/or device/platform identification(s) so we can estimate playback limitations.

     

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  • choo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi John,

    thanks for your comment.

    It is acctually so, since apple doesn't support IDVD and I don't have toast, I can't burn all of my slideshow onto disk, insteed, I exported all to USB stick.

    Fotomagico 4 does support Quick TimePlayer to share slideshow. But I'm not an expert that's why the question!

    I just simply want to show them on TV(HDMI) Europe. Those are the data that I get from fotomagico-share:

    Audio:

    Codec AAC

    rate 44,1 Khz

    birate:128 kb

    Video:

    codec:H264

    format: mp4

    profile level:baseline profile 4,1

    birate and keyframe:auto

    REndering:

    encoded size: 1080x720

    ratio:1:1

    format:cropped

    framerate:25 fps

    With this, it seems ok, but the color still not what I expected!, for the rest is OK so far.

  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (18,155 points)

    It is acctually so, since apple doesn't support IDVD and I don't have toast, I can't burn all of my slideshow onto disk, insteed, I exported all to USB stick.

    Am somewhat confused by what you mean here. Basically, if iDVD was ever installed on your system and has not been deleted, this it should still function under Mavericks. And, while iDVD may no longer come pre-installed on the latest Mac systems, I assume it can stll be installed by users if desired. In addition, since I am still using FotoMagico v3.8.8, the "Share" menu still has options within the FotoMagico app to share content directly with either iDVD or Toast. (I.e., am not sure if you are saying that this option no longer exists in v4 of FotoMagico, if you have a system that did not come with iDVD pre-instsalled, or that you have manually deleted the iDVD app from your Mavericks system.)

    Fotomagico 4 does support Quick TimePlayer to share slideshow. But I'm not an expert that's why the question!

    I just simply want to show them on TV(HDMI) Europe.

    I count more than 30 third-party apps available from the App store that can either create/burn DVD content from FotoMagico QT (or other QT and non-QT) compression formats, create DVD slideshows directly from your photos, or perform both functions. These apps range in price from as little as $5 to a high of $40. Some have free "demo" versions available for testing while a few can be purchased for less during certail "special sale" periods. If you have iDVD installed on your system and FotoMagico v4 does not support direct sharing with iDVD, then your FotoMagico exports should still be manually compatible with iDVD.

     

     

    Those are the data that I get from fotomagico-share:

    Audio:

    Codec AAC

    rate 44,1 Khz

    birate:128 kb

    Video:

    codec:H264

    format: mp4

    profile level:baseline profile 4,1

    birate and keyframe:auto

    REndering:

    encoded size: 1080x720

    ratio:1:1

    format:cropped

    framerate:25 fps

    As previously noted, encode settings are determined primarily by the device requirements for viewing the content, as well as, the graphic complexity of the content itself. Your settings appear quite essentially normal although I use different custom settings for my "universal" file output for use witth all of my current mobile devices, posting to internet sites, wireless or eithernet "fast start" streaming to TV and mobiles devices via local network playback/mirroring, external Internet streaming to mobile devices, WiFi serving from a SanDisk, LaCie Fuel or similar portable storage device, and streaming to/by non-portable UPnP devices such as BD players or HDTVs. E.g., I use the following settings...

     

    AUDIO:

    AAC, 48.0 kHZ, 128-256 kbps mono, stereo, or DD Active PL2

    AC3. 48.0 kHz, 192-640 kbps mono, stereo, or DD5.1 surround sound

     

    VIDEO:

    Custom X.264, 480i30 to 720p24 anamorphic, CABC, Main Profile@3.0 to High Profile@4.1, single-pass VFR, Constant Quality Ref 20-23 files.

     

    TEXT:

    Chapter Track (if chapter markers available)

     

    Since you still have not really indicated a specific player workflow, I still cannot make further recommendations at this point. For instance, if I play my files custom encoded as stated above, they would play incorrectly in my LG HDTV via direct UPnP because the HDTV software player does not handle anamorphic encodes. On the other hand, your non-anamorphic file would play correctly but my file would likely be smaller than yours, would take up less storage space and stream faster. On the other hand both files would play correctly on my HDTV via UPnP from my LG BD player or via the wireless or wired iTunes managed TV service.

     

     

    With this, it seems ok, but the color still not what I expected!, for the rest is OK so far.

    Color issues can be difficult to diagnose or solve. To start, have both your system monitor and the target HDTV been correctly calibrated? (System monitors can be reasonably well "caibrated" using the option routine built into the System Preferences software while HDTVs would normally be calibrated professionally for a small charge during installation.) Does your HDTV employ custom rendering profiles or auto-adjust features that depend on changes in room lighting? Does any of the software used in your workflow change the default profile or auto-adjust the color settings? In short, there are many things that could contribute to various differences when content is displayed on different devices. In many cases you will have to determine for yourself whether these differences are normal or not for a given situation or setting.

     

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  • choo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    " (I.e., am not sure if you are saying that this option no longer exists in v4 of FotoMagico, if you have a system that did not come with iDVD pre-instsalled,"

     

    Yes, this is the case.

     


    " I count more than 30 third-party apps available from the App store that can either create/burn DVD content from FotoMagico QT (or other QT and non-QT) compression formats, create DVD slideshows directly from your photos, or perform both functions. These apps range in price from as little as $5 to a high of $40. Some have free "demo" versions available for testing while a few can be purchased for less during certail "special sale" periods. If you have iDVD installed on your system and FotoMagico v4 does not support direct sharing with iDVD, then your FotoMagico exports should still be manually compatible with iDVD."

     

    Yes, I know. But since FM4 - in the " share" menu has QT, why bother other programms.

     

    I like your explanation, they are all usefull. Thank's man and sure, I'll try shortly!