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Use Animate to smooth jerky machinima?

New Here ,
Oct 07, 2022 Oct 07, 2022

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I create videos in Second Life with high quality screen capture. But I am always limited by the frame rate--that is, the more avatars are on the screen, the jerkier they move.  QUESTION: would Animate be able to treat these jerky images (there might be 10/second as an example) as still images and tween them into a smooth animation?  If there's a chance this will work I'll grab the free trial and maybe even end up subscribing.

A pretty good example is this video https://youtu.be/P6aLxaKHne0 , especially shots with lots of dancers on the screen. 

Thanks for any advice!

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LEGEND ,
Oct 07, 2022 Oct 07, 2022

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I think that second life is skipping poses to keep up the frame rate. If you could remove duplicate frames the final animation would be sped up.

Animations in Animate itself, no matter how demanding and jerky it is as a preview, will export to video with perfect frame rate. But that won't help your example.

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Thanks!  What I'm wondering is if Animate can treat each frame as if it was a still image, and then 'fill in the gaps,' creating the tweens. But it sounds like I would actually have to SAVE each of those images individually for Animate to work with them (NOT practical).  That sound right to you?

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Oct 07, 2022 Oct 07, 2022

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No, Animate is the wrong app to interpolate between bitmap-based frames. It is actually quite limited in this regard, and focuses on vector-based animation.

What you are looking for is called "Optical Flow": this interpolation method will calculate and add inbetween frames. Check out the following video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErOc_LkZaIk

 

If you have access to Premiere (you probably do) then that is the app you'd be interested in to smooth out the recording. If not, Google other options online - there are free open source ones avialable too.

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