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  • Imaginate- genesis for me-lost again

    Hi all,
    I have owned Imaginate for some years(since Edius 3) but never used it. ( I know its not supported and long dead but the passion for it among us seems still high) so I loaded it up and started playing. My question is probably stupid, but is it only DV format?

    I was disappointed with the quality of rendering, even with massive graphic images- it didn't come close to Layout in v5.5 handling the same images, and viewed via my spark HD output. I could not find any other setting than DV iterations. Great programme though, what am I missing here?
    Rod Pike

    www.voxvideoproductions.co.nz
    A set of high quality paint brushes don't make you Rembrandt!


    Windows7-Edius 6.55-HDspark-VISTITLE v2.5.TMPGenc 5.vitascene v2-mercalli V2-Respeedr v1-Intel core i7 4770 8mb quad core processor-Asus Gryphon Z87 mobo- 16Gb ram-1 x samsung 256gb SSD 840 pro sata-2xWD 1tb sata caviar blue in raid 0-ASUS gtx 760 overclocked 2gb graphics card. Asus DRW 24 DVDRW DVD player-Cameras:Panasonic AC160A and AF102. and an 8kg cat who sleeps on my desk all day.

  • #2
    I think you can render yor file in HD ?
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    • #3
      hi John,
      I couldn't find any setting within the render menu of imaginate- any ideas?
      Rod Pike

      www.voxvideoproductions.co.nz
      A set of high quality paint brushes don't make you Rembrandt!


      Windows7-Edius 6.55-HDspark-VISTITLE v2.5.TMPGenc 5.vitascene v2-mercalli V2-Respeedr v1-Intel core i7 4770 8mb quad core processor-Asus Gryphon Z87 mobo- 16Gb ram-1 x samsung 256gb SSD 840 pro sata-2xWD 1tb sata caviar blue in raid 0-ASUS gtx 760 overclocked 2gb graphics card. Asus DRW 24 DVDRW DVD player-Cameras:Panasonic AC160A and AF102. and an 8kg cat who sleeps on my desk all day.

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      • #4
        since you have E5.5, consider yourself lucky, you don't need to render at all

        simply save your imaginate project and then open the IVT in the bin and drag it to timeline, stretch it longer or shorter just like a still

        you can export to HD from IM2 by selecting direct show codec and then pick the 1920x1080 preset and choose your codec such as lossless or HQ
        Anton Strauss
        Antons Video Productions - Sydney

        EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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        • #5
          hi Anton,
          Interesting- I will have a look at that tomorrow. By the way, don't you ever get any other work done, or sleep? you are always there for us- how do you do that?
          Cheers,
          Rod
          Rod Pike

          www.voxvideoproductions.co.nz
          A set of high quality paint brushes don't make you Rembrandt!


          Windows7-Edius 6.55-HDspark-VISTITLE v2.5.TMPGenc 5.vitascene v2-mercalli V2-Respeedr v1-Intel core i7 4770 8mb quad core processor-Asus Gryphon Z87 mobo- 16Gb ram-1 x samsung 256gb SSD 840 pro sata-2xWD 1tb sata caviar blue in raid 0-ASUS gtx 760 overclocked 2gb graphics card. Asus DRW 24 DVDRW DVD player-Cameras:Panasonic AC160A and AF102. and an 8kg cat who sleeps on my desk all day.

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          • #6
            don't worry, I am editing at the same time and currently exporting

            I am not here when out shooting
            Anton Strauss
            Antons Video Productions - Sydney

            EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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            • #7
              Hi Rod,

              look under File..., Project Settings..., Aspect Ratio and Target With...

              I think, these are the settings you are searching for.


              Karl

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              • #8
                Make sure that you have the latest
                update of Imaginate 2. Imaginate 1
                did not do HD. It is in the registered users
                section.
                Jerry
                Six Gill DV
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                • #9
                  if you open the IVT in Edius, there is no need to change any target width in Imaginate, all you need to do is set aspect to 16:9

                  the IVT will always call the full res stills

                  any other settings are only useful for Edius6 users who can't load IVT files
                  Anton Strauss
                  Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                  EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                  • #10
                    ah yes, I was trialling imaginate as a stand alone , not within Edius. So a bit of a blonde moment there (ok grey but I can photoshop it!) So it assumes the output settings of Edius when output is rendered from Edius right?
                    I will trial this properly today following your advice. Thanks to all.
                    Rod Pike

                    www.voxvideoproductions.co.nz
                    A set of high quality paint brushes don't make you Rembrandt!


                    Windows7-Edius 6.55-HDspark-VISTITLE v2.5.TMPGenc 5.vitascene v2-mercalli V2-Respeedr v1-Intel core i7 4770 8mb quad core processor-Asus Gryphon Z87 mobo- 16Gb ram-1 x samsung 256gb SSD 840 pro sata-2xWD 1tb sata caviar blue in raid 0-ASUS gtx 760 overclocked 2gb graphics card. Asus DRW 24 DVDRW DVD player-Cameras:Panasonic AC160A and AF102. and an 8kg cat who sleeps on my desk all day.

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                    • #11
                      leave all IM settings at default, but change aspect ratio to 16:9 if your project is 16:9

                      then place the IVT on timeline and it calls the original full res stills, it gives the highest quality still animation on the planet as long as you use Edius5 or earlier

                      but, you will need to add a YUV curve to the IVT and raise the blacks and lower the whites, because the IVT uses 0-255 levels
                      Anton Strauss
                      Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                      EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                      • #12
                        thanks Anton, one of these days I hope I may be able to help you- just once would be good(but I guess unlikely!)

                        Cheers
                        ROd
                        Rod Pike

                        www.voxvideoproductions.co.nz
                        A set of high quality paint brushes don't make you Rembrandt!


                        Windows7-Edius 6.55-HDspark-VISTITLE v2.5.TMPGenc 5.vitascene v2-mercalli V2-Respeedr v1-Intel core i7 4770 8mb quad core processor-Asus Gryphon Z87 mobo- 16Gb ram-1 x samsung 256gb SSD 840 pro sata-2xWD 1tb sata caviar blue in raid 0-ASUS gtx 760 overclocked 2gb graphics card. Asus DRW 24 DVDRW DVD player-Cameras:Panasonic AC160A and AF102. and an 8kg cat who sleeps on my desk all day.

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                        • #13
                          Another great thread to save to my favorites!

                          Thanks for the YUV tip, Anton!

                          I really like Imaginate and Edius 5.51.
                          Regards,

                          Jon

                          #1: Iwill DK8N, 2 x 270 Opterons, 2 Gb RAM, WinXPPro-32, Edius 5.51, NX PCI-X & HDV Expansion, ProCoder 3, Imaginate 2, Sony WV-DR9, Sony EDV-9500, Sony GV-D200.
                          #2: Asus P5E, Q9400, WinXPPro-32, Edius 6.07, HD Spark
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