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    'Filming' photographs

    I'm interested in creating a "filmed" image of a photograph or photographs. In other words, being able to record a pan across, or a zoom into or out of an image, thereby creating motion from a still. While I have a pretty good photography background, and the same for computing, I have never really combined the two, and am behind the times on what programs would accomplish this. Any ideas?

    thanks, as usual,
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    Re: 'Filming' photographs

    Are you looking for something like Photovista ?

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    Re: 'Filming' photographs

    Thanks, but no, not really. The effect I'm looking for is like a Ken Burns film, where a still picture of a Civil War scene is used, and then filmed with panning and zooming, to create action. The camera moves across the photo to give the perception of movement. I'm very low on the learning curve about video software, but it seems like this is something that could be done within the computer once the photo is scanned and saved.

    I'll continue to look and learn,
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    Re: 'Filming' photographs

    "Ken Burns" reminded me of a product reviewed in Imaging Resource, ImageMatics Still Motion Creator. Watch out for the pop-up ad. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    That's the one *I* was looking for

    I stumbled onto that ImageMatics site back in the early fall, but lost track of it. I spent several weeks looking for a product that would exactly what jkipk was looking for. In the end I ruled it out because it looked pretty crummy at full screen. Mind you, in a small window it looks awesome!

    The only place I've ever seen the effect I want (zooming and panning) was on the screensaver of a new Mac. <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15>

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    Re: That's the one *I* was looking for

    Thanks guys. First glance shows a lot of possibilities!! I was looking around on the Adobe Studio site, and they were doing something similar by moving from Photoshop to Premiere to something else, a coupla thousand bucks worth of software, in WAY over my head now. I'll give this a shot. Looks like fun to play around with, if nothing else.

    kip

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