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Subject: FLASH: Impact of frame rate on file size?
From: Scott Wilkinson
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 14:15:03 GMT

Here's a generic Flash question I've pondered (but not had time to
experiment with yet)...

How much does frame rate affect file size? Obviously (up to a point) the
higher the frame rate, the smoother the animated motion. I see many Flash
sites that--though well designed--are very "herky-jerky" on playback. I view
this a weakness of the 'net, not Flash (no bandwidth!).

I assume it's a balancing act; juggling frame rate and file size. But I
wonder if there is any kind fixed ratio (or rough approximate) at work here?
For example, if you double the frame rate from 15 to 30, does that
automatically increase your file size by X%?

There are many designers who advocate 15fps, suggesting that you don't need
more. But coming from a broadcast animation background, 15fps looks pretty
darn herky-jerky to me! (Unless used for small-scale, limited motions.)


Scott Wilkinson
Alias Design, Inc.

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