Not enough precision

I was working yesterday on a project with video.
I needed to loop portions of different short video clips, in order to get a
seamless long video out of a 20 second shot.

Since I wanted to work in the "no-warp" mode, I had to use the "duplicate clip" function in the arrangement to create looping. However, after duplicating four or five times, small gaps start to appear between video clips, which seem random, and they create gaps in the picture.

No matter which grid settings I used, I always get this random gaps between to clips, some are joined perfectly, and some are not.

Any helpful insight on this?

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Because you don't use warp, Live leaves the video parts in their original lenth. Apparently the length of your video parts is not exactly the same size as the grid, which means you should change either the length of the clips or change the main tempo to make it fit.

    That is why you need the warp function.

    If the size is not exactly correct, you get gaps when duplicating clips.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • cygnal
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    Thanks for the reply :) Can you clarify these points for me please:

     

    "... that is why you need the warp function... "

    How does, or should at all, warp affect the length of a clip?

     

    "... not exactly the same size as the grid... "

    a) We can vary the density of the grid. What "size" are you referring to?

    b) Should I take into account video frame rate, perhaps?

     

    "... change either the length of the clip... "

    Which length will work?

     

    "... or change the main tempo to make it fit... "

    Again - fit to what? 

     

    I am trying to figure this out really hard, sorry...

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Near Earth Object
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    Your Live project has a certain tempo, right? Default is 120 bpm.
    If you load a 130 bpm sample into a 120 bpm project, that won't fit.
    The grid is adjusted to 120 bpm, but the sample/video is not. You need the warp function to be able to 'stretch' the video or sample to make it 120 bpm.
    Default setting for the grid is also set to 4/4 rythm. You want to make a 4-bar video/sample fit exactly onto 4 bars in the grid. If you've done that correctly, you are sure that the tempo of the video is the same as the project tempo. That is what warp is for. I suggest you read the manual first, if you don't understand how to work with audio/video in Live.

    Hope this helps!

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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