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filofilm
03-15-2005, 10:03 PM
Hey everyone,

Does anyone know of a program out there that can create a good slow motion effect even if your source material is mini dv? Any guidance is appreciated.

Thanks,
filofilm

michaeljr
03-15-2005, 11:11 PM
Premiere Pro seems to do ok, also if have something like a Matrox RTx board or other NLE hardware they provide really good slow motion / fast motion resampling.

I image most other editing software also gives you a clean slow motion these days. Combustion 4 also now include time remapping and it's sweet.

filofilm
03-15-2005, 11:17 PM
Hey michaeljr,

Thanks for the info.

One more question; do they make Combustion for Windows?

michaeljr
03-16-2005, 12:18 AM
yup, Windows and MAC OS.

beatoperator
03-16-2005, 07:36 AM
I doubt you will get useful slo-mo without After Effects and Twixtor (or Realviz Retimer) plugin... :)

michaeljr
03-16-2005, 08:19 AM
actually Combustion 4 will include Time Warping built in, spline based also. you can actually draw the slow down and speed up with your mouse.

http://www4.discreet.com/combustion/combustion.php?id=1040

http://www4.discreet.com/combustion/combustion.php?id=1043

there is a video example on the above page. it's great, and it's included, no more twixtor cost.

by the way thought, twixtor will run in Combustion.

beatoperator
03-16-2005, 09:18 AM
interesting, thanx for info.

but, it is still not available?
hope it will be more stable and solid that previous versions.

michaeljr
03-16-2005, 12:08 PM
Combustion 3 now is a very stable program. I use it all the time. v4 adds a lot of new features not avaliable in After Effects or other programs in the 1000$ price range. Sony used it on Spider Man 2 for doing roto work. some effects people took their work home with them on laptops using Combustion 3 and they could work while riding the train. then at work transfter that into the Flame / Flint / Inferno system.

jussing
03-16-2005, 09:47 PM
Using the fields, cranking interlaced DV footage to 50% slow motion in After Effects is a piece of cake.

Just right-click the footage file, choose "Interpret as", and choose deinterlacing.

In the comp window, time-stretch the layer to 200%. Voila.

- Jonas

Of course, you'll want to deinterlace all your shots then, or your slow-motion shots will stand out as the only non-interlaced shots.

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