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  • Laurie Pepper

    November 29, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    I have some bad footage which I’m dealing with in various ways. One problem is these occasional frames with noise. Can I substitute a copy of the NEXT frame for the bad frame using “save frame” for the good frame, will that work? Or is there a better solution?

  • Ben Balser

    November 29, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Well, exporting a frame as an image, reimporting it back in, and wedging it between clips as a single frame, lot of work relatively speaking. Does it really show up that bad in playback, just one frame? I’d say just leave it. If you’re trying to clean things up, I’d just cut the frame out.

    I just did some experimenting on various clips of folks in minor action including lecturers waving their hands around, and yes musical performances, and if you just cut out one frame, I’m finding it won’t be noticed. I’d just cut the bad frame out and leave it at that.

    If you do see a jump, it’ll probably be only you (knowing what you did) who notices it. If you add a frame, you’ll get a freeze for that frame. If it’s noticeable, I’d rather the jump than the freeze. But again, I bet if you just cut one frame out you’ll be fine.

    P.S. As a musician and composer, love Art’s work!

  • Laurie Pepper

    November 29, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    HI, Ben! So, if I cut the frame out, it won’t affect the music?????? Because that’s what worry about.

  • Ben Balser

    November 29, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Just try it and see. It’s very little time. Bear in mind, 24 frames per second, one frame is 1/24th of a second, such a small amount of time, most folks won’t notice. Just try it. Worked for me, one frame, can’t hear it’s missing at all in the music.

    If it’s actual “video” and not film, then it’s 30 (1/30th of a sec) or 60 frames (1/60th of a sec), even less time to cut out.

  • Laurie Pepper

    November 29, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    does not interfere with the music!

  • Ben Balser

    November 29, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Yay! I sent you a message via your web site. I’d like to see it when it’s done if you post it. Glad it worked out!

  • Laurie Pepper

    December 7, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    never got the message, Ben. Did you go to

  • Ben Balser

    December 7, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Yes, filled out the contact form. Drop me a line, benb at bbalser dot you know what.

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