I have a PNG file that is the end credits for a crawl. Looks awesome at 60 fps, but at 23.98 it's awful- lot of stutter.
I need to author a Blu-ray disc where the movie content is 23.98.... Any thoughts on how I can keep the end crawl at 60 fps, while authoring a Blu-ray disc at 23.98?
Anyone with experience fighting this issue, would sure appreciate your feedback. FYI, the end crawl was created in After Effects.
Are you using a text editor within an editing application to do yours, or are you creating an image file and running it through a motion graphics application such as After Effects? I'm not crazy about the text editors, as they are very limited insofar as layout and design capabilities...
A few things:
1. If you're making scrolling end credits at different frame rates, you should make separate outputs for each frame rate. (The only exception might be going from 23.98 to 29.97 via pulldown, which is usually fine.)
2. Don't use keyframes to scroll. Use expressions and move in whole pixels (e.g. 3px per frame, not 3.198 px per frame).
3. Bolder fonts scroll nicer. Fonts that don't have thin horizontal strokes scroll nicer. Slower is smoother.
4. If your end credits are sucking too much time out of your life, give this a whirl: http://endcrawl.com
Full disclosure - that's my company.
Pliny and Jim,
Thanks for your feedback! Pliny I will certainly try out your web application. I believe yours might the one I had heard of, but I haven't had a chance to give it a whirl.
Regarding expressions, and PP, I'm presuming the place to apply the expressions would be in After Effects, but if there are other apps to consider, please let me know.