Hi everyone, I'm new to dragonframe and quite frustrated that the quality of what I'm shooting comes out rather poor. I'm shooting with a canon 60 D 18-55 kitlens (Yeh I know not a very good lens but still it should be better than this..
It looks rather pixelated, any idea how I can improve this? It looks this way wether I export it as image sequence or .mov.
Another question, does anyone know if I can take an image sequence shot on a windows and edit in in premiere mac ?
I use a Canon 550D camera with a Nikon Nikkor 28mm 1:3.5 lens. It's easier to control the aperture that way. Maybe a similar lens for your camera would help. Of course, you'd need the correct Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter.
I adjust the shutter speed and ISO through Dragonframe and, when creating a movie file, export a high-resolution image sequence.
I second StopmoNick and always "import image sequence" of raw files into After Effects. Very flexible to then 'pan n scan" big huge files ( in relation to a 1920x1080 ), maybe even "frame blending" in Ae, etc, etc
I use Dragonframe or StopMotion Pro to gauge the moves while animating, then import the full size images into my post production program - After Effects if they are raw, since TV Paint doesn't deal with raw. I don't use Export in DF, I import from the other program, so I pick which images to import.
Dragonframe should be saving 2 sets of images in 2 folders. One is the video preview that you use to see how your animation is going, the other is the full sized, high quality images straight from your camera.
In Safari/Windows Explorer, inside a folder called something like Yourproject_001_Take_01, you should see these folders:
Yourproject_001_01_backup (Appears to be frames I deleted during animation, saved here in case I changed my mind.)
Yourproject_001_01_feed (this is the video feed, small size and lower quality. You don't want to use this.)
Yourproject_001_01_X1 (this is the actual shot that you want - the list of files will start with Yourproject_001_01_X1_0001.cr2 which is production 1, shot 1, take (eXposure)1, frame 0001.
There will probably be Raw and Jpegs sitting in the same folder, even if you had the camera set to take only Raw, not raw + jpg. Both will actually look very good, and be the same resolution, but the raw images give you more room to adjust the colour and brightness. If you are seeing a noticeably lower quality it is probably the video feed.