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assembly sequence - movie quality

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Hello!

 

I am currently testing the assemlby sequence application. When using 'Export to Movie' command, there is no settings for the quality (movie settings) of the movie and saving is also possible only in avi format.

Is it possible to change some movie settings, like output range (all frames, from frame 10 to frame 100 for example, etc.), compression codec, view style (presentation style, high quality style, etc.), output size (Width x Hight), etc.? 

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Re: assembly sequence - movie quality

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

When using the built-in movie capture function during the running of an Assembly Sequence there are limited options to control the recording.  By definition, the movie will only capture the NX graphics window at whatever teh screen resolution of that window is.  That means that you can control the size and proportion of the scene but only to the extent that you can control the actual size of the NX graphics window.  In other words, you can make it smaller but you can't make it any larger or at a different resolution than what your hardware will allow.

 

Now you can control, from the normal Movie 'Recording ettings' dialog, the codex used to create the movie so this will give you some control over the quality of output based on the particular codex used.  As far as the NX outputing only .avi formmated files, that is again the same whether you were creating a video capture using the normal NX movie capture or the Assembly Sequence movie capture.  However, you can use something like 'Handbrake', a free movie converter, to reformat AVI files into other popular video formats such as MP4.

 

As for the frame rate at which the video is captured, while capturing videos from an Assembly Sequence, the speed at which you play the Sequence will also effect the frame rate of the video being captured since, by design, it captures one video frame for each sequence step as it's being recorded.

 

Anyway, I hope this helps.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: assembly sequence - movie quality

Solution Partner Valued Contributor Solution Partner Valued Contributor
Solution Partner Valued Contributor

Thanks for the answer.

Re: assembly sequence - movie quality

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

It would be great if we could also record sound from a PC microphone while recording.

Re: assembly sequence - movie quality

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom
ER 5900997 has already been submitted requesting audio for the "Tools > Movie" command. You might want to consider opening a new ER specifically for movies created using Assembly Sequencing.

Regards, Ben

Re: assembly sequence - movie quality

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Valued Contributor

Bravo!

Thank you.