The Image Sequence Player
can be used to play back sequences of still image
files as animations, much like AVI or WMV videos. It can be accessed by pressing
button on Edit Tools
. It's also possible while playing Image
to capture the resulting animations as AVI, MP4 or WMV Videos.
(As with Videos, Image Sequences can be played in the main Kaleider
provide a continuous moving source for effects.)
To open an Image Sequence, either press the Open Seq Image button to
select an image file in the sequence to begin with, or, if a Sequence Control
File was created with the capture (see Video
Options), press the Open Seq Control button to open that file.
Using a Sequence Control File allows much more precise control over the playback
of an Image Sequence, and makes it possible to edit the timing of individual
frames. The Frame Rate value can be adjusted to regulate playback speed.
When using a Sequence Control File
, timing information is shown for each
frame. The Control File
contains both the Actual
durations for each frame. (Intended Time
is the duration that the
program "meant" to display a frame -- Actual Time
is usually somewhat
longer because of processing overhead.) Playback can be timed according to either
or Intended Time
depending on whether the Use Intended Time
option is checked. The Actual
and Intended Time
values can be
adjusted for individual frames. A frame can be skipped by checking the Remove
box. Press Update
to store any changes.
Buttons are available to access Video
Options and the Video Player
to initiate Video Capture . Recording an Image Sequence animation
can often result in a better quality final Video, because of the greater control over
timing that is possible (especially when using a Sequence Control File).