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Title: Slowing down play back..
Post by: Crispy on March 14, 2013, 12:51:36 PM
I've created an animation, but it's playing back faster than I'd like (moving objects are moving too fast).  What's the best way to edit the speed of a AL video clip.  I like the "MontageCenter" where you can save your video as a MCP file, but I still can't seem to slow down my playback.  Windows Media Player allows you to slow down your video, but not save it (as far as I know).

Maybe I'm attacking this the wrong way.. Would more frames create a slower playback?
Title: Re: Slowing down play back..
Post by: Tim Stewart on March 14, 2013, 01:06:38 PM
I've created an animation, but it's playing back faster than I'd like (moving objects are moving too fast).  What's the best way to edit the speed of a AL video clip.  I like the "MontageCenter" where you can save your video as a MCP file, but I still can't seem to slow down my playback.  Windows Media Player allows you to slow down your video, but not save it (as far as I know).

Maybe I'm attacking this the wrong way.. Would more frames create a slower playback?

Hi,

if you want to slow down playback then reduce the frame rate/second under Options/Movie.
Record more total frames if the movie is too jerky.
It's a balance between playback speed and playback smoothness.

I hope this helps.

Regards Tim
Title: Re: Slowing down play back..
Post by: Crispy on March 14, 2013, 01:13:15 PM
Thanks Tim.. That does help.
Title: Re: Slowing down play back..
Post by: mike mahan on March 15, 2013, 09:39:31 AM
If you already have a video that you don't want to redo, you can try duplicating every frame. This will slow it down by 1/2. Sometimes you can get away with 8 fps for internet video. This is pretty jerky, but gives you the idea of motion. By decreasing frame size you can create a smoother video at a smaller file size. A short AVI can easily be .5 gig.