2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 22, 2007 5:05 AM by martynrlee

    Optimal Video Settings for Projectors

    martynrlee
      Hi Guys,

      Really need your help on this one. My goal is to find the optimal video format, data-rate and frame-rate to import 2-3 min video pieces into director. I have the latest versions of Director and Sorensen.

      The projector size is 1000 x 700 pixels to be distributed on dvd.

      The original video files are mixed formats. I have some 640 x 425 AVI CAD movies, some DV movies at NTSC resolution and some 720 x 540 QTVR files converted to .avi.

      The file types I am testing at the moment are SWF and QUICKTIME .MOV, with mixed results on different systems. The best results so far are from converting to SWF at 2500 kbps with 25 fps keeping original size. I am then stretching the movies in director to fit 1000 x 670.

      Ideally I would like each movie to play back at a setting of 1000 x 670 inside the projector, so that I can add movie controls at the bottom of the projector.

      Can anyone point me in the right direction? Am I doing something wrong here or is this the reality of using Director for what I am trying to acheive. I seem to be spending hours trying various formats and data-rates but with very average performance.

        • 1. Re: Optimal Video Settings for Projectors
          Level 7
          ...doesn't really sound like a Lingo question but maybe someone can help.



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          "martynrlee" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Hi Guys,
          >
          > Really need your help on this one. My goal is to find the optimal video
          > format, data-rate and frame-rate to import 2-3 min video pieces into
          > director.
          > I have the latest versions of Director and Sorensen.
          >
          > The projector size is 1000 x 700 pixels to be distributed on dvd.
          >
          > The original video files are mixed formats. I have some 640 x 425 AVI CAD
          > movies, some DV movies at NTSC resolution and some 720 x 540 QTVR files
          > converted to .avi.
          >
          > The file types I am testing at the moment are SWF and QUICKTIME .MOV, with
          > mixed results on different systems. The best results so far are from
          > converting
          > to SWF at 2500 kbps with 25 fps keeping original size. I am then
          > stretching the
          > movies in director to fit 1000 x 670.
          >
          > Ideally I would like each movie to play back at a setting of 1000 x 670
          > inside
          > the projector, so that I can add movie controls at the bottom of the
          > projector.
          >
          > Can anyone point me in the right direction? Am I doing something wrong
          > here or
          > is this the reality of using Director for what I am trying to acheive. I
          > seem
          > to be spending hours trying various formats and data-rates but with very
          > average performance.
          >
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: Optimal Video Settings for Projectors
            martynrlee Level 1
            Yep, I understand this is a lingo forum however I guess I am assuming that people with an understanding of Lingo might have to deal with these types of issues and be able to help me with this... all help most appreciated.