Single-Frame shooting mode

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by blacklight, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. blacklight

    blacklight Guest

    Hallo People,
    most clips on my website are shot in stop-motion (single frame)
    technique. Thinking that this wasn't possible with a basic video
    camera I shot all that stuff on 16mm film - then converted to avi for
    editing. Very cumbersome and expensive. Then someone gave me the URL
    of some software which enables your video camera to shoot single
    frames via a connection to your notebook. Unfortunately, I have lost
    both: that URL and the person who gave it to me. Does anyone here know
    about this software?
    Many thanks - Klaus
    The Nature Cards.
    blacklight, Dec 13, 2007
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    nappy Guest

    nappy, Dec 14, 2007
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  3. Klaus, stop-motion is nowadays graudally done more and more with digital
    SLR's. They give a much better result than a videocamera, because there
    resolution is obviously much higher, and you can shoot RAW, so in case you
    want to go for a film-out, you got all the image-detail you need.


    Martin Heffels, Dec 15, 2007
  4. blacklight

    blacklight Guest

    Hi Martin, thanks for reply. And yes, my Panasonic Lumix DZ50 gives me
    very high quality in RAW. Unfortunately, when I import a single frame
    into editing/mixing software (Sony Vegas) that frame is treated like a
    slide and runs for at least 5 seconds. Do you know of any trick to
    overcome this?
    Greetings - Klaus
    blacklight, Dec 17, 2007
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    David McCall Guest

    You aren't importing them right.
    Assuming that your stills are in a sequentially numbered sequence,
    you just go to import/media
    browse to the correct folder and select the first file in the sequence
    then at the biottom of the requester select
    Open Still Image Sequence
    and open
    That will give each picture one frame each.

    David McCall, Dec 17, 2007
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    sandyprice Guest

    With Vegas you can also go into Preferences-> editing and re-set the
    number of seconds for each slide on import down to 0.034 seconds,
    which equals 1 frame, and all will be imported as single frames. I
    haven't tried to use it this way, but I just now opened up Vegas and
    went into Preferences and tried it, and it accepted the change, so it
    should work. (I normally have it set to import slides at five seconds

    sandyprice, Dec 17, 2007
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