Hi everyone, I am new to DragonFrame, it's pretty amazing how many features it has so I'm still getting the hang of it. I'm shooting on a Nikon D90 and I just had a pretty good shoot, but something really odd just happened.

I began my animation by taking the first frame then checking the x1 folder to make sure my highres was in focus. I then shot 114 frames and when I was ready to go into after after effects I only had my feed folder and hq folder inside of it. Both of which are low res.

The x1 folder just disappeared and DragonFrame no longer has a record of the take I just did. It's not in the recycle bin, or my recent files. I can get by with the low res for this short animation, but I don't want this to happen in the future. What did I do wrong? Did I turn the camera or the software off to early. I didn't think there was a save function for DragonFrame all my scenes/takes have been coming up where I left off until now. 

Please let me know if this has happen to you or if there is a procedure to make sure the high-res are always there.

 

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That is strange.  Normally, every frame taken so far is saved, even if the camera connection fails while you are in the middle of animating.  Or, I'm pretty sure, even if the computer gets unplugged and has to be re-started, everything shot so far will be there in the folders.  If all of your feed was there, that shows it was still saving each frame, just not the high res stills.  Could there be a setting which saves only the feed, for animation tests?    I didn't even know about the HQ folder inside the feed, just looked at one and I see it is the same low res (1024 x 680 from my Canon 40d) as the feed, but looks brighter, more like the exposure of the hi res image.  

I'm trying to think if there is anything you did that is different. I check the final images in the Cinematography window, just by clicking on one of the thumbnails and viewing it.  I haven't actually gone to the folder and opened an image in AE or PS, but I can't see how that would be a problem.  I have finished a shot, processed all the frames in AE, then gone back and opened up Dragonframe and taken a frame or two of the next shot just so I can see how they match up in lighting and movement, and that certainly hasn't made the X folder disappear.

I have no idea.  Here's hoping it is a one-off.  Only thing I can think of is that the X1 folder was selected, so you could open an image to check it.  Then while it was still selected, you accidentally brushed the Delete button on the keyboard.  But even then it should be there in the Trash bin if you haven't emptied it.

I guess all you can do is check to see the X1 folder is there and recording all the frames, a couple of frames in, before you do the entire shot.  If there is a setting that accounts for it, the DF guys are pretty helpful and may be able to tell you what happened.  Try the DF forum.

Wow, it was complete user error, I some how moved the highres folder outside of it's self when I transfered from my laptop to desktop. 

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