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« on: August 23, 2016, 03:42 »
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Hi,

Could I have your opinions on which is better for microstock, a video that fades at the end, one that ends abruptly or one that is a continous loop?

Thanks :)




« Last Edit: August 27, 2016, 06:29 by suz7 »


« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 04:21 »
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Never fade, let the buyer do this if he wants to. Loops are nice if you can make them exactly seamless.

« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 05:12 »
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Yes, never fade. Only loop if it's 100% perfect.

A video clip is never (pretty much) used in its entirety so it will always be cut anyway.

« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 10:53 »
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Thanks both of you, that's great.

 :) :) :) :) :)


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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2016, 02:37 »
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I'm also 'team never fade'.

« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2016, 01:20 »
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Thanks! good to know :) :) :) :)

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 03:50 »
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I try to loop my animations as much as possible. I never fade in or out.

« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2016, 06:29 »
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Hi, thanks colin!

Can I pick all your brains a bit more ?!

Is a seamless loop good because it looks better in preview? Or is it an advantage for the person that downloads them? I've tried to do one and I think it's seamless.
 
In After Effects I trimmed the work area so that the beginning was the same picture as the end (just by eye), then time lapped it. Then made the video a bit longer so that it looped a few times and made sure again the end and beginning matched and rendered it in Quick time.

It's on Fotolia and it plays continuously without any break. Is this a seamless loop or is there something I'm missing (it would be good to know before I carry on)?

Thanks
Suz :) :) :)
« Last Edit: August 27, 2016, 06:42 by suz7 »

Noedelhap

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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2016, 11:14 »
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Hi, thanks colin!

Can I pick all your brains a bit more ?!

Is a seamless loop good because it looks better in preview? Or is it an advantage for the person that downloads them? I've tried to do one and I think it's seamless.
 
In After Effects I trimmed the work area so that the beginning was the same picture as the end (just by eye), then time lapped it. Then made the video a bit longer so that it looped a few times and made sure again the end and beginning matched and rendered it in Quick time.

It's on Fotolia and it plays continuously without any break. Is this a seamless loop or is there something I'm missing (it would be good to know before I carry on)?

Thanks
Suz :) :) :)

Most agencies have a video player that doesn't loop properly (in Firefox), i.e. it pauses a little bit when replaying. Fotolia is one of the few that shows the loop seamlessly.
So in most cases it doesn't look better in the preview, but it's more useful for the buyer, because if you have a 10 seconds video loop and the buyer needs 30 seconds of footage, he can still use your video.

Your method sounds about right, make sure the last frame isn't exactly the same as the first frame though, otherwise it plays the same frame twice ;)

« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2016, 01:20 »
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thanks so much for that colin!
 :) :) :) :) :)


 

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