image sequence workflow
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Hi! Ftrack newbie here,

I've been lurking around the forums but can't seem to find any clear info about managing image sequences.

Please redirect me if this topic has already been addressed. :D

 

Since Adobe CC 2018 has dropped Quicktime Support,  we've been rendering exclusively in image sequences and usually wait until final approval before encoding in QT using ffmpeg in the Powershell. 

 

I've read that Connect recognizes image sequences when the content of the folder is dropped in the publish tab. I've succeeded at uploading them but when I check them in the web player,  I cannot play them.. the thumbnail is greyed out and it's written "not available".  Same result when I use the extension for After Effects. (And anyways it hogs AE for the entire time that it takes to render out a sequence,  but that's another issue). 

I'm guessing that most of you coming from the VFX world are also using image sequence workflows,  so how are you guys uploading reviewable image sequences without encoding them to Quicktimes ??

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I'd love to read that answer as well...

 

We'd like to publish .exr image-sequences and have ftrack server (ours is self-hosted) encode it to  an .mp4 for reviewing. Since we didn't find a description on how to do this, we thought of doing this on our own (via ffmpeg). 

 

 

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Hi,

the best option to review the images as they are, would be to use a player such as rv or hiero player, which can open the local image sequences.
To be honest, encoding a good quicktime and push it as it is without re encoding it is something I have found as a good solution as well, also because allow "remote" review, which frames, does not.

Here some more info on how to upload without re encoding ;)
http://ftrack-python-api.rtd.ftrack.com/en/stable/example/web_review.html?highlight=review

Hope it helps !
L.

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