Re: Boats Animator - free, open-source stop motion program
I completed the survey, sent over three pictures, and also animated for a while with it today.
While I'm loving the 1080p capture, the program is lagging terribly after each frame.
After clicking "capture," the frame seems to be taken immediately, but the timeline updates a whopping six seconds later. That's also when the sound goes off. I'm fine with a short delay, and would understand a long-ish one at higher resolutions, but six seconds a frame adds up quickly. Also, after passing about 100 frames, the playback began to slow down. Upon nearing 200 frames it started to go about half speed. The second is not a big issue at all, but it's something to be aware of.
However, I'm pretty sure I know why these happen.
Unlike other programs that needed an export time, it seems Boats saves each frame right after taking it. That's awesome, as it acts as an automatic safety in case of a crash. However, playing back and writing those big files may be the cause of the delays.
Have you noticed the delays as well, and if so, is there a practical way to fix them?