I am trying to render a series of images to a timelapse.
- Frame Animation
- 1748 frames
- Each frame set to No Delay
- Render to Video, Frame Rate: 15 FPS
I've tried the Frame Rate setting of 15 FPS, 10 FPS, and 30 FPS.
30 FPS is very smooth, but far too fast. I generally do my timelapses at 15 or 10 FPS.
The problem with the 15 and 10 FPS renderings, is that it is skipping frames. So the difference between each frame is much larger.
All three renderings are 58 seconds long, and essentially play at the same speed. The 15 FPS rendering uses only half the frames, skipping every other frame. The 10 FPS rendering is using a third of the frames, skipping two frames between each.
Instead, what I want, would be for the 10 FPS rendering to be 174 seconds long, since that'd be how long the video was if it used all frames at 10 frames a second(1748frames/10 FPS= 174.8 seconds) .
I've also tried the timeline in video mode instead of frames(not sure what you call it exactly). In this case you can set a Frames Per Second for the timeline, but you are also prompted at the rendering for the framerate. The videos rendered like this have choppy parts that speed up and slow down. I think there is a kind of picket fencing going on where the Codec's sampling rate occasionally double's frame.
MakeAVI I tried a tool I've used in the past for this, and set it to output 15 FPS. It basically takes a folder of images and outputs one image per frame. It gives me the results I want. The video is the expected length and is very smooth, but the problem is it only supports a couple of very old codecs that don't ahve crisp image quality.