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software to compile animation
show user profile  zeefusion
My company has asked me to find a cheaper alternative to Premiere and After Effects (boo). Is there a cheaper alternative? something that allows you to import frames and then save out as various video formats. Dont really need to do any compositing, maybe a fade in and out would be great.

The main thing is the video output.
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6/30/2011 12:53:02 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 12:53:02 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
You can do this in max, using the Video Post.

Add an image input event, choose image sequence, choose the first image in your sequence.
Add an image output event, choose codec.
Click on the little running man.




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6/30/2011 12:56:38 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 12:56:38 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I didn't think of that, thanks! Still on the hunt for a cheap solution for fading stuff in and out though and adding titles and stuff.
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6/30/2011 12:58:12 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 12:58:12 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Good idea, as that stuff is a bit of a pain to do in video post.

Some people here use "Corel VisualStudiio", and say it's great. They are management folks making promo shorts for the website, so it isn't professional-level stuff, but it can do a lot of what Premiere can, for a heck of a lot less.




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6/30/2011 1:02:26 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 1:02:26 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
i mostly use virtual dub for max and other stuff

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6/30/2011 1:58:11 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 1:58:11 PM)
show user profile  marktsang
blender can do this.... and its free


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6/30/2011 2:02:25 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 2:02:25 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
... and impossible to fathom!



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6/30/2011 2:03:28 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 2:03:28 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Trying Corel Visual Studiio, thanks!
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6/30/2011 3:08:12 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 3:08:12 PM)
show user profile  roccodiablo
Nik, what about premiere elements? I think mine was £100 or something like that.
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6/30/2011 4:39:59 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 4:39:59 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I've never used that one, roccodiablo. We have Premiere Pro here, so I've never seen it. It's probably ok, but I'm not sure which features they will have cut out. Usually one you really need!



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6/30/2011 4:41:07 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 4:41:07 PM)
show user profile  roccodiablo
sorry Nik, I got confused. I thought you were the original poster!

Anyway, I only ever use premiere elements for compiling animations and fades in/out. Found it really easy to use.


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6/30/2011 4:46:49 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 4:46:49 PM)
show user profile  Mr.Burns
Virtual Dub is great for importing image sequences and saving them as video files.

Lightworks is open source (http://www.lightworksbeta.com/). I installed it at work today, haven't really had any time to play with it so far. It can't be too bad though, since it's apparently been used on stuff like The King's Speech.
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6/30/2011 5:02:32 PM (last edit: 6/30/2011 5:02:32 PM)
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