Author Topic: Depth of Field - criticisms for devs  (Read 1254 times)

cpercer

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Depth of Field - criticisms for devs
« on: July 19, 2011, 06:13:29 pm »
July 19, 2011, 06:13:29 pm
When using DOF, I noticed that the keyframes are spaced relative to total clip length rather than time.  I recently made a movie that was one clip with a total length of 15+ mins.  I was unable to use DOF because the time between keyframes was too long, i.e. the minimum spacing between keyframes was in excess of 1 min. for the 15 min. clip. 

I think the keyframes should be based on number of frames rather than clip length.  Do all the other keyframes work the same way?

RAD

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Re: Depth of Field - criticisms for devs
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 06:41:01 pm »
July 19, 2011, 06:41:01 pm
From what I have tested the keyframes work as you describe.

Your proposal for keyframes being based on number of frames rather than clip length is a far better solution.

Re: Depth of Field - criticisms for devs
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 11:42:00 am »
July 20, 2011, 11:42:00 am
All keyframes work in this way. If you have a really long clip our system won't work. But we also advice not to create a single 15 minute clip. If your clip is cut up in many smaller clips you effectively get more keyframes per time.

cpercer

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Re: Depth of Field - criticisms for devs
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 05:26:45 pm »
July 20, 2011, 05:26:45 pm
All keyframes work in this way. If you have a really long clip our system won't work. But we also advice not to create a single 15 minute clip. If your clip is cut up in many smaller clips you effectively get more keyframes per time.

I felt it was important to maintain the continuity of the shot without the minor pause that comes with advancement to the next clip.  Actually, the movie I created is meant to showcase all the new trees in Lumion.  Maybe if there weren't so many the clip would be shorter. :P

Perhaps a better solution to the keyframe issue is to rectify the pause between clips.  That way your keyframe system would still work and I could have fluidity and effects in the same movie.

In record mode there could be two camera options; the choices would be "Record" (standard camera with easing), "Extend" (continuation camera with no easing to eliminate pauses), "Image", and "Movie from File."