I thought I'd start a "Movie Intro" thread. Here is one I made with blender. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcxotgs9ImY
Click on the "HD" logo under the video to watch it in the actual HD resolution.
It's easy to do using this step by step process http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=715166
but it can get confusing, so I'm creating my own tutorial.
PM me with a phrase and your email address along with what resolution you want and I'll set it up for you and email you the blender file. Keep in mind, I've done 1080p ones and it took like 20+ hours to render. 720p only took like 10 hours.
Those of you attempting to create your own blender file to render, stay tuned for a "flicker Fix" tutorial.
Keep in mind, if I send you a requested blender file, it should be 95% flicker free. I myself am trying to fix ALL the flicker issues.
As soon as you get the image the way you want, click "Animate". That will start the long 10+ hour render sequence. Minimize all the Blender windows and leave the DOS window up. It will give you an elapsed time for each frame rendered. Mine took about 45 sec per frame. There are 600 frames of animation. To figure out about how long it will take to complete, multiply the time it takes a frame by 600 divided by 60, divided by 60. That will give you an estimated time frame in hours. (45sec X 600 frames divided by 60 divided by 60 = 7.5 hours)
After the render is complete (it saves it to C:\
ender by default) open up Windows Photo Galley (in Vista, not sure about XP or 7) and click on "make a movie" at the top of the window.
From there, you'll need to import the raw AVI (720p=3gig) to Windows Movie Maker.
I also found a simple black screen picture so I could fade in and fade out the finished movie.
Now simply drag the Pic (if you so choose) and Raw AVI into the timeline like so (the black picture is in the beginning and end of the AVI)...
At this point you can watch the movie. Keep in mind a 3gig, 22 second movie clip is going to be choppy (its not compressed yet). Don't worry, the finished product will play smooth.
Next, you'll need to download the audio. You can find it here... http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/820886/fox_dts.zip Make sure you click "All Files (*.*)" or Movie Maker may not see the file.
Simply import it like you did with the Raw AVI and drag it into the timeline like before. Line up the audio clip so it starts when the movie starts. The clip I used is a split second longer, so I just split the difference.
Now, right click the movie and click on effects effects. Add both fade in from black and fade out to black and click ok. This will give the intro a nice smooth effect.
At this point you may watch the video with audio now. Keep in mind, it will still be choppy. If all is good, simply click "Publish Movie".
Its going to ask you a couple questions, like where to save, and movie name, but the most important part is the quality. Click on "more settings" and choose what resolution you want the movie to be. I always choose 1080p....Who wouldn't?? But you can choose which ever suits your fancy. After that, just click publish, wait a few seconds, and your done with the movie intro.
How to add Movie Intro's to MKV's, AVI's, and DIVX movies
After your movie intro is complete, you can simply add it to your movie folders and just rename them. For example.... Kung Fu Panda01.wmv (intro), and Kung Fu Panda02.mkv. When you push play on your remote in MediaBrowser, the intro will play first, followed by the movie.How to add a Movie Intro to DVD rips
Now for the tricky part, adding intro's to DVD rips. Basically all you need is Nero and DVDShrink. These are the programs I use and unfortunately the only example I can give. I'm sure you guys can figure out how to do this with other programs. Ok, after you get the Movie Intro finished, open up Nero. Select "Make your own DVD-Video". Next, click on "Add video files" and select your finished intro WMV. Now that your intro is selected, press next. This will bring you to the screen for adding menu's. Click on the "Menu's to use" drop down and select "Do not create a menu". Now click next. This will bring you to the preview screen. (I have Nero 7 Essentials, your process may be different) Click next again, this will bring you to the "Burn Options" screen. Be sure to click on "Write to HDD folder" and choose where to save your file. Now click "Write" and in about 15 seconds, your DVD Movie Intro will be done.
I will add pics and finish the DVDShrink process soon, so stay tuned.