Still images for video

Images are in this case referring to visuals or photographs taken using DSLR camera or those or high resolution meant for print.

Usually for photos to be put into video, there will be problems such as flickering especially if there are many fine lines in the picture itself.

We've tested with several pictures on Final Cut Pro and experience flickering problems with some of the visuals but not all. Here's what we've discovered as of now. We've tested for playback in dv pal 720 by 576 format.

To reduce the amount of "shivers" (as what some of our clients call it), here's several options you can look at:

1. Reduce the size of the raw file to 720 by 576 or roughly around this size, depending on the different aspect ratio of the photo. Please note that with the reduction of size; you must also reduce the resolution to 72 dpi as per video resolution.

We've tried reducing one witout changing the other...the flickering does not seem to be reduced.

2. Instead of panning the image from left to right in the video, try zooming in and out instead. Due to interlacing in video, by making images move left to right will only make the flickering more obvious. And yeah, slow movement is better than fase.

3. Use the deinterlace effect instead of the flicker filter effect. From the deinterlace setting, you may change the setting to flicker (max) or flicker (min) as appropriate. Deinterlace effect will slightly blur the image but the blur is not as much as the flicker filter effect.

We are still looking at other options as of now. One way which we think that may work is to interlace the raw image first before inputing into video. Still looking for ways to do this interlacing...


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