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tomross2002
Hi, everybody. new forum user here. I am having trouble bringing an avi into my chor. as a camera rotoscope. some avi will work such as video that I have created with AM but video from my camera won't show up or render... any suggestions?
robcat2075
QUOTE(tomross2002 @ Jan 10 2012, 04:08 PM) *
Hi, everybody. new forum user here. I am having trouble bringing an avi into my chor. as a camera rotoscope. some avi will work such as video that I have created with AM but video from my camera won't show up or render... any suggestions?


First... do you need to keep sound with it or do you just need the video?
Xtaz
Hi...welcome to A:M... Use a sequence of images (PNG TGA JPG) instead avi.
detbear
Welcome to the forum!!!

It is best to use a sequence if you can like Xtaz suggested. (Right click on "Images" folder in the project workspace and choose import sequence) Choose new rotoscope and select the sequence.

If you need to have audio, you can import it separately with a few easy steps.

To make an image sequence I normally utilize Quicktime Pro. You can import your video into QT pro and export sequence. To get the audio, you can export "audio only" as a separate file. Just bring both files into Hash and into your project.

Don't give up as this is a very friendly process with Hash.

Cool thing about image sequences is that you can use them in your camera also if you ever want to blend CG with live video. Awesome for skies/backgrounds/ etc.

Again...welcome.
Gerry
QUOTE(detbear @ Jan 11 2012, 09:07 AM) *
To make an image sequence I normally utilize Quicktime Pro. You can import your video into QT pro and export sequence.

Wow, I don't think I knew this! Great tip.
Walter Baker
I have done a few of these and 'detbear' has what I do QT Pro, save as tga. image seq.
When you import your image sequence just click the first in the sequence and all the rest will go with it.
then in your Chor. on the camera ....Import, Rotoscope and choose the file
BAM
There it is.

At least that how it works for me.
As for sound , I have no clue...never tried that yet!
tomross2002
Very helpful tips! Mucho Gracias to all! Not overly concerned about audio for now but...in the future... I'll know how!
robcat2075
If you don't have QuickTime Pro already, try loading the AVI into the regular QuickTime Player just to see if it can play it. If it can't then it's in some weird codec and Quicktime Pro won't be able to read it either.

But QuickTime Pro is generally the usual suspect for converting video to image sequences.
Walter Baker
you can also use 'MPEG Streamclip' http://www.squared5.com/
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