create videos frame by frame in premiere 7

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Nelson Ivan, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Nelson Ivan

    Nelson Ivan Guest

    Hi,

    i'm a newbie using Premiere 7, and I want to capture images from my
    drawings and make a animation movie. What do i have to do to use
    frame-by-frame method in premiere 7?

    I have an idea which is using some functionallity called "Still
    Image", but i don't know how to use it.

    In premiere 6, i remember that exists a "Capture" method, which is
    very simple, i think, but in premiere 7 the same method has more
    functions :( ...

    Can anyone explain me how to do that?

    Thanks in advance,
    Nelson.
     
    Nelson Ivan, Feb 5, 2004
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  2. Nelson Ivan

    MSu1049321 Guest

    You can set up to batch capture, with a delay, but IMO, prem 7 is no the app
    you want for this, at least, not to start with. It will be clunky for
    capturing, better for adding effects and sound/ music later.



    Take a look at toonboom studio, it has a true cel animator styled interface
    with onionskinning, auto-peg align, auto lipsynch, etc and you can hook it
    direct to a scanner. Similar things can be done with the really cheap Dabbler,
    moho, etc. Or you could trade up to U.S. Animation. or cartoonreyes.

    Are you going to scan in a number of drawings off a registered peg strip, or
    just grab one drawing and then manipulate it in post?
     
    MSu1049321, Feb 6, 2004
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  3. Nelson Ivan

    Anon O'Moose Guest

    The cheap but long way around - Shoot a few seconds of each image, with a
    tripod and ake sure you "register"the images if you are doing animation.
    To register the image, you want to make a simple way of making sure your
    paper is set at exactly the same position each time on the table or
    whatever you are shooting it on. In professional systems there are 2 pins
    that hold the paper in exactly the same position as the paper has 2
    corresponding holes in the top edge. A sheet of glass is lowered on the
    paper to hold the image flat. Improvise here but try to get the alignment
    as accurate as possible.

    Import the footage into Premiere, FCP, Avid, whatever. Render out frames
    (or use in/out points) for the frames you want to stack up. Film is 24
    FRAMES (not fields) per second. Capture or render out full frames. Stack
    them in the time line so each frame lasts 1/24 of a second.

    The better way - use a scanner and scan the drawings at a reasonably high
    resolution and drop then in the time line as above. No messing around
    with setting 24 in and out points for a second of video this way. Just set
    the application to import stills at the duration you want to use.

    Hint - be sure to use leading zeros in numers for Premiere. If you use
    frame "Animation_1.jpg" and so on, it will not stack the clips correctly
    in the bin as clip_1 will show up rigt next to clip_10 and clip_100 as
    they have leading "1s". You'll figure that part out.

    Sean
     
    Anon O'Moose, Feb 7, 2004
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  4. In premiere 6, i remember that exists a "Capture" method, which is
    I'd stick with the still frame capture in Premiere.
    I use it a lot in version 6 and I can't believe that you can't get the same
    results in 7 ;-)


    Robin,
     
    Robin Davies-Rollinson, Feb 7, 2004
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  5. Nelson Ivan

    Nelson Ivan Guest


    [...] "Are you going to scan in a number of drawings off a registered
    peg strip, or just grab one drawing and then manipulate it in post? "

    I just want to capture my drawings to make an animation movie, frame
    by frame.


    [...] "I use it a lot in version 6 and I can't believe that you can't
    get the same results in 7 ..."

    Certainly, it should be possible capture frames from a DV camera with
    Premiere Pro7 , because i've done it with Premiere 6, using the "Still
    Image" feature and "Capture" function, but how??

    I think the solution is easy like "click on a button" ... but i've
    tried every buttons and didn't work out.


    Thanks for your help, anyway...
    Nelson.
     
    Nelson Ivan, Feb 9, 2004
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  6. Nelson Ivan

    MSu1049321 Guest

    Put the camera in photo mode, but really, a scanner is what you really should
    use for this kind of thing: you can use a multi-hole punch to put registration
    peg holes in a tablet of your favorite paper, use some tape to attach a peg
    strip to one end of the scanner, and boom, you're in business.
     
    MSu1049321, Feb 10, 2004
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