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Cinemagraphs, any experts here?


Mads Hildebrandt

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First, what is the correct under-forum to post cinemagraph-questions? And, are there any experts in that technique here? I find it hard to find people to talk to about cinemagraphs. Can’t even find a desent facebookgroup.
I like to create them myself but am only a rookie. But I really want to learn and become more skilled.
 

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I don't know if I would call myself an expert on cinemagraphs, but I have made quite a few of them. I think you will find that most of the members here have had experience with cinemagraphs. They are fairly easy to create. What questions do you have?
 

Mads Hildebrandt

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Thanks for answering. Well, for now it’s mostly about exporting. I find a hard to find a resolution which looks as good as possible and not being too heavy so that I can’t save it. Sometimes even though I am able to save them, I can’t really use them on instagram or on my phone because they lag. How do I find the sweetspot between image quality and still keep the filesize small?
 

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This may be more of an issue of how the cinemagraph was made. Let's see some of yours so we can take a look at how you've made them.
 

Mads Hildebrandt

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It's 28mb, can't even find a host which allows that much. And when I upload to youtube, it says it's an image...does youtube read gifs as imagefiles?
 

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28mb! That could be your problem. What format a re you saving them in? YouTube would need a video format, MOV, MP4 (MPEG4), AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEGPS, WebM.
 

Mads Hildebrandt

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Well, it's a .gif. I just wanted as big a resolution I could and still have PS allow me to save the file. The file runs great on facebook, but not on instagram or my iPhone 7 plus. I'm not sure what I set the resolution to, but I guess making it a much lower resolution won't lower quality much as most are seeing the images on small screen, am I right?
 

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I turned it from 3840x2160 to 1920x1080 which made it a 6mb file instead of 28mb. But again, how will I know the sweetspot, the best resolution to save the gif?
 

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Found out how to save it as a mp4, but now instagram says the video has to be at least 3 secs long. Mine ain’t. But that does not matter, I’m just more interested to find out how to set the best resolution
 

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