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Lego Stop Motions Answered

Does anyone here make stop motions? I made my first one today. The program I used was called FrameByFrame. It's easy to use, but it destroyed the quality of the pictures.

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Sorunome (author)2012-04-17

Why is this in the knex category? xD
It's cool anyways :)

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seanthesheep101 (author)2012-04-10

I'm making a couple today, I'm not sure if I can put it on here but I will try Tomorow, coz its really cool

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ajleece (author)2009-03-01

I would ask why this is in the K'Nex forum, but then I saw who posted it.

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DJ Radio (author)ajleece2009-03-01

and we dont have a lego forum as well.

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Masterdude (author)DJ Radio2011-09-16

One would expect that if they have a K'nex forum, they'd have a Lego forum. I wonder why they don't. There are some lego entries and I'bles posted, probably enough for it to have its own forum.

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kwintisolo12234 (author)2011-09-12

i also make stopmotion films. check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEwsNHoLbDI

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KentsOkay (author)2009-03-03

I do, I use my video camera's stop motion feature

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lemonie (author)2009-03-02

They are showing some good quality Lego animations.
Maybe it's partly down to your camera & lighting? I notice that your camera (or Lego) moves about and it's not that bright.

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bakenbitz (author)lemonie2009-03-02

Could be, as I don't have a tripod. I'll try it again sometime with different conditions.

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lemonie (author)bakenbitz2009-03-02

Brighter lighting can help. What sort of camera are you using? L

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lemonie (author)bakenbitz2009-03-02

That sounds good, does the FrameByFrame software add compression? I might have downloaded it but I don't have a Mac - are there any quality settings that might give a better result (like on the site)? L

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bakenbitz (author)lemonie2009-03-02

Yes, I chose the highest quality exporting settings. Then I imported that into iMovie, to add the music. Then compressed in iMovie under high quality settings again. Uploaded to youtube, which probably made the quality worse. I think what might have ruined it, was, I took the pictures fast and maybe the camera didn't have a chance to focus. I might re-do this later today.

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lemonie (author)bakenbitz2009-03-02

Aye, it might just be the final compression and YouTubing that did it. Have a look for camera tripod (& other pod) Instructables, there are a few good ones. L

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bakenbitz (author)lemonie2009-03-02

I have determined that it was the program. I loaded the pics on my computer and they all looked great. I imported them into the program, and they looked horrible. I'll have to buy istopmotion.

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lemonie (author)bakenbitz2009-03-03

Right, you think maybe they've been 'cheating' a bit with their demonstration clips? L

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bakenbitz (author)lemonie2009-03-02

Thanks for all the help.

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Der Bradly (author)2009-03-01

Awesome, i wish i was a good cameraman

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DJ Radio (author)2009-03-01

Thats actually pretty nice. I wanted to try one sometime.

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