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Subject: Re: Commercials (WAS)Re: FLASH: Impact of frame rate on file size?
From: John Croteau
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 10:57:27 GMT

Hi Sienna,

> But coming from a broadcast animation background, 15fps looks pretty
> >darn herky-jerky to me! (Unless used for small-scale, limited motions.)
15 frames per second is definately going to be somewhat jerky compared
to the normal 24-30 used in film and TV. But you can create Flash
animations at 30fps (they need to be converted to drop fram 29.97 fps
for true NTSC) but you normally need a very fast computer to display a
Flash movie at that rate.
Film ,a standard in animation, is only 24 fps and looks pretty good on
TV. The European frame rate is 25 fps.

For high quality and stability you would not output directly from Flash
to video. You would likely output Flash to an avi or quicktime movie at
the exact dimension that your NTSC (or PAL) video card supports and then
transfer to video (or film) from there. During the transfer you need a
fast computer with big hard drives. But during authoring you can use any
computer for animation but need a fast computer to see full speed
animation if you are doing 24-30 frames per second.

> Scott, do you use Flash to do your broadcasting animations? I'm working
> with our cable company to come up with ideas for better commercials. Can
> flash be used to produce commercials for TV?
There have been quite a few commercials created in Flash.

There are a lot of a considerations in creating animations for TV and
film that are different from regular computer presentations; colors,
pedestal, gamma, contrast range and safe area are just a few.

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