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Movie Making for Engineers: How to Produce High Quality, Portable Movies for your Presentations

By Altair Partner Alliance | FieldView CFD |

FieldView Express is a CFD post-processor that engineers choose when they must deliver accurate results in ever-faster design cycles. Engineers can use this software to easily produce high quality, portable movies for their presentations. Here are three ways to make great movies that work well together:

1 – MP4 - High Quality, Highly Portable, Small Size
FieldView Express will save movies in MP4 format with h264 encoding to ensure the highest portability without the confusion of countless video formats or the need for 3rd party converters and creates movies with a significantly smaller file size than older formats.
Go directly to PowerPoint and YouTube using the MP4 format. No matter where you make your movie (Windows or Linux) it will look its best when you share and present it.
2 – Frame Rate Control
Use Frame Rate to speed up or slow down the playback of your movies. The Frame Rate can be set between 1 and 60 Frames per Second (fps), is embedded in the saved MP4 and you can change the Frame Rate and save the movie again without having to regenerate the movie.

Have a look at this movie to see the difference between 15 and 30 fps.
3 – HD Graphics Layout Sizes
Select standard HD layouts including 1080p, 720p and 480p to get the size, aspect ratio, quality and file size you need.

Note that the Frame Rate video was saved at 720p. When you view it on YouTube, you can adjust the settings to view the movie at up to 720p resolution.
These three features work together to let you make movies that are high quality, portable and play well with PowerPoint, YouTube and a variety of media players to help you make the best possible presentation of your work.
Try it for yourself and see how easy it is to create better movies that enhance your presentations to show your CFD work in the best possible light.
This guest post on the Altair Blog is written by Shane Wagner, Manager, Sales Operations, at Intelligent Light. FieldView Express software by Intelligent Light is a CFD post-processor that engineers choose when they must deliver results in ever-faster design cycles. FieldView Express is available through the Altair Partner Alliance.