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I have a cast of 16 bit images. I want to transform them to 8 bit images and use the "Microsoft RLE" compression to output AVI movies. If I transform the images to 8 bit and make an AVI movie, I get pyschodelic color cycling effects; the colors are mapped to what looks to be a random palette. I have tried doing the transformation with the computer desktop color at 32, 16 and 8 bit color, and playing the movie back at various color depths, but I always get the bizzare color mapping during playback. The movie looks ok while ...

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    Default Color Depth Mapping Problems

    I have a cast of 16 bit images. I want to transform them to 8 bit images and
    use the "Microsoft RLE" compression to output AVI movies. If I transform the
    images to 8 bit and make an AVI movie, I get pyschodelic color cycling effects;
    the colors are mapped to what looks to be a random palette. I have tried doing
    the transformation with the computer desktop color at 32, 16 and 8 bit color,
    and playing the movie back at various color depths, but I always get the
    bizzare color mapping during playback. The movie looks ok while it is being
    saved in Director. I only see the color problem when I play it back in windows.

    I suppose I could go back and import the cast as 8 bit right from the start,
    but that will be a lot of work. Also, I really have to use 8-bit with Microsoft
    RLE, so either I figure this out or go back to importing them at 8bit.


    I am using Director MX 2004 on a Windows 2000 PC.

    Thanks

    ExitChannel Guest

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    Default Re: Color Depth Mapping Problems

    I am not aquainted with RLE video.

    I wonderif getting a screen capture of playing an RLE video with the
    monitor set to 8 bits might get you an embedded sample of the fixed?
    standard palette. Importing the screen bmp into director might capture
    the palette you would remap to.
    JB Guest

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