Hi,

I have painted a detailed watercolour and took photos of the making what I would like to put together into a stop motion and then add music.

I have Premier and After effects CS6 and final cut pro. What program would you suggest to put them together in please? I started in Flash, because I used that before for another stop motion but that was only 130 photos and it handled them well, but with the current one Flash struggles after 600 layers. Any idea please? I'm a beginner but you've guessed that. ;)

Thanks!

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I would think you don't want a thousand layers, you want one photo after the other, all on the same layer. Or maybe a few layers if you want to do some things, but not hundreds. Any program is likely to struggle with 600 layers. If they are in a folder and numbered in sequence, like Image0001.jpg, Image0002.jpg, and so on, they should be able to be imported as an image sequence. I don't use Premiere but probably it can do it. For editing programs that don't work well with image sequences, like Final Cut Pro, I convert each shot (of maybe 100 to 300 frames, until there is a change of camera angle) into a QuickTime mov file. I usually import my images into TV Paint Animation, but QT Pro for around $30 in the US can import an image sequence and export it as a QT movie.
If you have After Effects that is the best one to use. It can definitely import the images as a sequence, do some work on them, then export again as a QT if you are editing in Final Cut. If you are editing in Premiere, it should be happy with QT movies, but might also work with image sequences, I'm not sure.
If the images are all over the place with different names and in no particular order, it's going to be a lot more work. You may have to have different layers at first, as you import each image, but then combine layers to join them up. I don't know, I always do each shot as a numbered sequence. Did you capture the images to the computer with a framegrabber like Dragonframe, or just capture them directly onto the camera's memory card and upload them to the computer afterwards?

Absolutely agree with Nick. Keep elements to the minimum. And yes Nick, you can import image sequences in Premiere.

Best,

Rick

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