How do I make a video with my Atari computers!
Go to this special page about the 68030 version of the player for TT/Falcon and compatibles M_PLAYER
Version 2.92 (23/03/2011):
|Here is a little video showing the following explanations. |
With images, sounds and texts, everything should be clearer!
Credits dialog of MP_STE
|In this page I'll show you how to view a video taken from the PC world (CAR_RACE.AVI) and how to improve the quality of the replayon a basic 8MHz Atari STE.|
Here is the video we'll use, it has 256 colors.
Here are the informations of video and audio tracks.
A right clic on Set Sound allorws you to select your sound output. The best choice is the DMA sound.If you do'nt have it (Atari STF) select a sound card, or last choice, the Yamaha chip.
Performances are not so good! Only 28% of frames displayed.
Load again the AVI file, clic on Turn to FLM, then on PLAY !.
The fileselector opens, you must specify the filename of the file to be created. I put RACEGREY.FLM becauseit will be in grey levels.
Version 2.91: a new dialog appears, for this example just clic onStart Conversion, for more details it's here!
Version 2.92: don't forget to select ST Low for color animation and ST High for monochrom.
The conversion is done, less than 50 secondes to turn the AVI file into a format adapted to the Atari.
This tim, load RACEGREY.FLM, note that two options are disabled, they are useless with a FLM.View this animation with PLAY !.
The animation is displayed in grey levels, and really smooth!
Very good performances with a FLM, 15 images per second and 100% frames displayed.
Reload the AVI file, and clic on 256-16 colors, then on PLAY !.
This runs a color map analysis. The number of colors actually used are counted.The closer to 256, the worse for the color map compression to 16 colors. The lower, the better.Press a key when the analysis is done.
Reload the AVI file and clic both 256-16 colors and Turn to FLM.The previous analysis will be used for color compression to build the FLM file.
Select the file name, I put RACECOLR.FLM. Confirm. You'll notice a pause between "Loading Sound" and the first image displayed: this is the time for colormap compression.
Once the conversion is done, load RACECOLR.FLM.You'll see a very smooth animation in colors!
You don't get the original palette, but the essential is here.
The original AVI file is played with low performance, only 24% frames displayed.
Again, a clic on Turn to FLM will enhance things!
I called the file RACEMONO.FLM. Note that the monochrom conversion is slower than the previous one as 1'25" are requiered to achieve it.
Reload RACEMONO.FLM, run the animation with PLAY ! (note that the display size has doubled).
The animation appears in mono using a Bayer filter, really smooth!
Maximal performance as 15 images per second and 100% frames displayed.
|When reading, if the sound doesn't fit into memory, then MP_STE tries to lower its quality following those twocriterias:|
In this example, the sound was yet mono, but the frequency had to be divided by 4.
In this example, 6 frames out of 8 will be taken. This is 75% of the original frames.
|When creating a FLM video from a MOV, AVI or FLI/C, a new dialog box allows you to select: |
|MP_STE||Version 2.92 of the player with its RSC file.|
|CAR_RACE.AVI||The original video used in this page. VLC don't seem to accept the video track, please use Windows Media Player. |
On the Atari, you can use M_Player on TT/Falcon.
|RACEGREY.FLM||The video converted in FLM 16 grey levels.|
|RACECOLR.FLM||The video converted in FLM 16 colors.|
|RACEMONO.FLM||The video converted in FLM mono with a Bayer filter.|