Software being used for video

Saturday, October 16, 2021 by CarGuy1 | Discussion: DeskScapes

I'm curious, what software are you using for creating dreams lately? I'm certain After Effect is still being used but I figure there's some new stuff that's come out that I'm unaware of since I last made one.

If you've got some new looping or blending tips that you want to share it would be appreciated and if you would share the format & video settings you've had good results with I would appreciate it.

For the first time in my life I have some time to relax and thought I'd make some dreams again.



Reply #1 Saturday, October 16, 2021 6:13 PM

Oh man, exciting news!!  Welcome home!

Reply #2 Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:39 PM

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Reply #3 Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:34 PM


Hello CarGuy1,

Glad to see you back ,

A Lot has happened in the past years , but After Effects is still a leading animation

program so if your up to date on it that's a good choice .

If you check out the latest version of DeskScape11 you'll also see that it includes a

new creation program for static images in Dream Maker Pro 

Link :

If you have any questions about that program just send me a PM and I can help

you get started using it and the animations that are included ...

Today's dream resolutions are in HD 1920x1080 and 4K/UHD res 3840x2160

Dream Previews ( static image )  are HD 1920x1080 , No sfw preview anymore.

Most provide a youtube video ( or Vimeo ) preview for the dreams ( is best ) 

Same rules apply as before as far as using other work such as CCO or Public Domain

provide links in your description .

Otherwise your good to go just let your talent do the rest .

Hope to see you back in the fold soon GL ... 



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Reply #4 Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:46 PM


What are you saving video as these days. Since mpeg went out are you using mp4 or avi?

What bit rate are you using as well. I know some formats tend to hiccup at the loop so I'm curious as to what your using. I could strip a clip out and analyze it but I'd rather ask, if you feel like sharing.


And, hi Jim, glad to see your still here.

Reply #5 Sunday, October 17, 2021 7:40 PM

Yes MP4 or Avi are the formats .

Dream Maker Pro renders in MP4 

I use converters when needed. To improve the

Loops .Avi still gives a better loop than MP4.

But you just have to check the settings for your

Bitrate to see how much ( how high ) you can

use and still keep the file size in line with Quality.

So different converter are different so bitrates

 will vary .

i use Video Proc for most conversions.

Set for AVI UHD  bitrate Manual High setting.

But i have others too. VP is a good looper.

Video Proc


Reply #6 Monday, October 18, 2021 8:09 PM

Thx for the info & tips.

It's been a while since I've messed with rendering so it will be a bit of fun re-learning things.

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