Hi, just started trying to use kdenLive for a particular project and I am having difficulties:
My son got a 'Claymation' set for his birthday and it came with Clay Animation Studio, a Windows program that will:
- Import a set of stills and generate a movie at 12fps.
- Allow you to move frames about, delete them, insert them, import others and lengthen them so one shot covers several frames.
- Add a separately recorded sound-track
- Save the generated video as an avi.
This all works fine in Wine except when you add the sound-track. After that, it fails to render or save. So I have been looking at other apps, hoping not to have to re-do what I have already done and I have found KdenLive.
Kdenlive seems perfect except that it either fails to load the avi, or it only loads it at 15fps, meaning all the timings are out and the viedo is far too fast, or it is upside down(!). I forget which of these is the problem as I tried several programs and they all failed one way or another.
So I want to do this again, from scratch. I have the original stop-motion shots we took and the soundtrack we recorded.
- Either load the stills in at 12fps or at a faster rate and then 'stretch' the whole video? I can't see a way to do this.
- Stretch one image to last for multiple frames? I also can't see how to do this.
- Insert new frames in the middle and move sections around? I would guess this is intuitive, I just haven't looked since I have been bogged down by the above issues.
- Add the sound-track (I would imagine this is probably intuitive)?
Many thanks for any help or advice.