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Video set to stop on last frame appears lighter than last frame

Sep 14, 2011 10:12 AM

I've got a video set to "stop on the last frame" using the technique described here: o-stop-at-the-last-frame-here


Works great. But whenever I do this, there is a slight darkening when the multi-state object appears at the end. To create the image for the multi-state objects, I opened the video in Photoshop, grabbed the last frame, and saved it as a JPEG.


Anyone have any ideas? I've tried saving the end image as a PNG, lots of other workarounds, but the problem persists. I've noticed this in other publications I've downloaded also, so I think the problem is widespread.

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    Sep 14, 2011 3:30 PM   in reply to KeithGilbert



    i notice this in other publictions too.

    if you created the video yourself in aftereffects or premiere, export the

    last frame from there.

    if this is an external video I would recommend making a snapshot in vlc

    player, wich gave pretty exact results for me. (I never trusted the video

    import option from photoshop).

    you could also try to re-encode the video in premiere and export last frame

    from there.


    additionally, there is a slight difference in pixel rendering from the iPad

    video player and the slideshow display in folio. when a video closes, you

    notice a slight shifting of sub pixel positions, resulting in a minimal

    "flash" when the video ends.


    did you try anything of that already?



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    Sep 14, 2011 3:52 PM   in reply to KeithGilbert

    I would also verify what color profile Photoshop is trying to embed for the image. When you export it out of AfterEffects PPRO it will render with whatever color managment you had for the Project (if any).  This is all under the "color management" tab in the render settings.

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    Sep 15, 2011 6:31 AM   in reply to KeithGilbert

    I've also had problems with change in lightness between still images and image sequences/videos.  I fixed it on my setup by changing the colour settings (on the Edit menu) in inDesign.


    Set the working space for RGB to sRGB (or whatever working space Photoshop is currently using).  Hope that works for you...

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    Sep 27, 2011 7:48 AM   in reply to KeithGilbert

    great to see this trick evolve in a first-frame-lasf-frame-method, wich I

    thought about,too lately.


    Will post an update in my article next time ii get the chance.




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    Aug 20, 2012 8:54 AM   in reply to Johannes Eckert

    I can get this technique to work for me. The video plays for the duration of the interval setting and then gets interupted by the thrid state. I've followed the steps exactly as in the blog post.


    Has a recent update changed the behaviour for video in multi state objects?





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