Frame Averaging in Stop Motion Pro 4

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  • #1485
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    hali
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    Hi everyone. For those interested the excellent animation prog stop motion pro is out with a new version which includes frame averaging! (a first to be included in an animation package on PC)

    wow!

    http://www.stopmotionpro.com

    Hali

    #1486
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    Cometgreen
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    Tisk tisk Hali. Lowweek already started a new topic on this. 😉

    And that’s great! Frame averaging is something I’m gonna try out soon, and I’m so glad they came out with their new version before I bought it. This is such great timing. :)

    Cometgreen

    #1488
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    hali
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    sorry. just got back from hols and have not caught up with everything forum wise.

    busy reviewing films and getting ready for next update

    #1498
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    Yolegoman
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    “hali” wrote: sorry. just got back from hols and have not caught up with everything forum wise.

    busy reviewing films and getting ready for next update

    Yay!

    I dunno about frame averaging though, I can get pretty good quality film with my Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000…

    ‘Sides, the “Yolego_Top” (My laptop 😉 ) Comes first. Have 900 dough, need 1350 (Shrugs)

    #1538
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    hali
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    As this thread is actually different from the other SMP thread (ie frame averaging talk…)

    Ok, I downloaded the demo to test out the averaging feature.

    In a nutshell: AWESOME!

    I guess those who have been using averaging inbuilt in mac progs know this already, but even if you have a good cam (ie. I was using it with my Kodak DVC 325, which gives a pretty good picture anyway) it improves the quality in a noticeable way.

    You can select how many frames to average out 5, 10, 20, 50 (maybe more can’t remember). It seems to work really well in low lighting conditions, for example when you WANT to film in low light for effect (like near the end of good company) .

    It also really helps with minor lighting fluctuations helping to mask them as well.

    and to move away from that. The Onionskinning is WAY more useable than in version 3.5, and seems to work a whole lot more quickly too.

    Hali

    #1545
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    Cometgreen
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    Hmm, this has got me to thinking. Do they average it by capturing, say, 5 frames, or does it take 5 frames at different times and automatically averages them and saves it as one image file? The ladder would be a lot more hard drive friendly.

    Cometgreen

    #1547
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    hali
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    When you click the ‘capture’ button it takes the number of frames you have defined in very quick succession. It then averages them and saves them as ONE single frame. It is really quick on my machine in the tests i have done with 10 and 20 frames.

    hali

    #1548
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    Cometgreen
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    …That is probably the sweetest thing I have ever heard of. 8)

    Excellent. Everything is going as planned…

    Cometgreen

    #1640
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    T
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    I’ve recently received the licence for V4.

    I haven’t tried it to much, but it’s very great if you go for perfect animating.

    #1688
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    IndyA
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    What is the point in buying this for quite a bit of cash….whe you can use a free program sma? Can you guys explain to me what is the advantage to this….because i never completely understood… 😀
    Thanks 😀
    Kindest Regards
    IndyA

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