Ready to make an animated .gif of OD catch and Dunta hit on Caldwell

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  1. GP

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    Somebody tell me what website I can take my .avi file of OD's catch, so I can make an animated .gif

    I also have that huge hit that Dunta put on Caldwell near the end of the game.
     
  2. JDizzle

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    Try a program called Virtual dub. It's free and I think it works with avi files.
     
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    Virtual Dub made it into an animated .gif

    But it's 640x480 and weighs 12 MB!

    Now all I have to do is figure out how to scale it down to a much smaller size (in terms of it appearing on screen, like the smaller .gif clips are).
     
  6. JDizzle

    JDizzle I'm a dude

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    I use virtual dub to extract the image sequence, and Ulead Gif Animator to make the gif. Ulead lets you crop and resize as well as change delay times and whatnot.
     
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    Another good gif program is Animation Shop 3, heres a link to download the trial. It lets you crop and resize as well. Ulead gif animator is an awesome program though.

    Link
     
  8. GP

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    OK, so I trimmed the original .avi file...where it shows only the frames that I want to use for the clip.

    Originally, I did a File --> Export --> Animated Gif.

    What do I do to get the trimmed clip from Virtual Dub to Ulead?
     


  9. GP

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    Just did trial of Animation Shop 3, and it's awesome.

    Re-sized it down to about 200 pixels (in its appearance on a computer screen).

    Now trying to figure out how to compress it so it doesn't weigh a lot.

    Any tips on compressing it (reducing weight) are welcome right now.

    Should have it up in a moment.
     
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    arrggh...

    Optimizing it, using its own system tools, made a 200 pixel .gif about 6 MB.

    (Sigh)

    Keep chopping wood, I suppose.
     
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    Give us a peak already! :)
     
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    I usually try to keep the dimensions of a high-frame .gif under 200x150.
    [​IMG]

    This is 163x150 and 2mb, but the same one at 450x400 runs at almost 10mb.

    If you can, only take every other frame. That'll cut the load down by half.
     
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    I couldn't believe Caldwell held on to the ball there, he got laid out, nice hit by Dunta!
     
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  16. GP

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    I am going to make one more.

    Any guesses on what it will be?

    Hint: Not from the Bengals game.
     
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    Will deleting every other frame increase the speed it plays back on screen?

    I don't like the slow motion effect it has on both the .gif clips I created. Looks much better in regular speed.
     
  18. JDizzle

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    Yes, I do it all the time. Decreases the file size as well.
     
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    If it's not AJ's Mr. Incredible play in AZ it should be.
     
  20. jppaul

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    The comment that the broadcaster, I forget who had, was hilarious something like "...that is just how he rolls...".
     

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