Rendering a sequence of PNG's to video

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Rendering a sequence of PNG's to video

Post by rpmaguire » 21 Mar 2014, 00:24


I have a 1000 frame sequence of PNG files that I rendered out from softimage. I am having trouble producing a video out of these...
Flipbook Just stops responding when I choose to export to .MOV. I have tried windows movie maker also, with many settings... all of them have large file sizes 1-4 GB and just freeze on first frame when tried to play in a player.

The PNG files are 1280 x 720 and around 680KB each.

Where do I go from here? Thanks for the help..


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Re: Rendering a sequence of PNG's to video

Post by mattmos » 21 Mar 2014, 00:58

Sounds like you're not choosing the most optimal compression settings. Something that should be a safe option is to set the quicktime codec to mp4, untick the data rate and keyframe, and set the quality to medium or high. That will get you a file which is small enough to playback comfortably.

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Re: Rendering a sequence of PNG's to video

Post by mc_axe » 21 May 2014, 18:01

I always export my renders within compositing ui (import and export nodes, if i remember corectly)

i produce an uncompressed avi a huge file and then,, i compress that with additional programs, for example try something eazy : converter lite