Anonymous asked: I think tumblr has some issues with full frame gifs. Also it's impossible to upload Space Dandy gifs accurately. I always fuck up the timing. And since I'm not an animator it's really difficult to keep the timing right while I delete frames. Do you keep the gifs 24fps or do you adjust it with the timing? Space Dandy timing is too technical for me ;_;
What Tumblr has an issue with is the length of the gifs. Their advice is that you shouldn’t be attempting to upload anything with more than 80 frames. In a full-frame 24fps gif that comes out at only 3⅓ seconds long, which is pretty pathetic.
Tumblr is home to very choppy gifs, and that’s generally accepted as the norm here, but my general stance is that if something, anything is moving full-frame, try to keep it in. This includes camera movement, and is why so many of my gifs have too many frames to upload. I also have a distaste for jarringly short gifs but that’s probably a more personal thing. If a scene is on twos or threes and the camera’s locked then I’ll cut the frames down to match. If the animation’s on threes, 80 frames’ll give you 10 seconds, which is much better.
The quality of the video can mess things up a bit though. I’m no expert on how the video that gets on the internet gets whittled back down from a 30fps broadcast to 24fps, the way they broadcast 24fps video is generally to just make every fourth frame a duplicate, but how does that then get removed by people who rip it from the TV broadcast? Sometimes it seems the extra frames in the broadcast, and the removal of those extra frames by the rippers, can come out misaligned. Then when you’re dealing with animation that isn’t consistent, that jumps up and down between ones and fours, it can be a nightmare to figure out the timing.
Anonymous asked: you know that the single gifs limit in below 1MB or 1024kb and for photoset it's anything 2MB
Whether it’s in a photoset or not doesn’t matter. Case in point, this gif is 2MB.
What matters is the dimensions, (400px or more and a 2MB gif won’t upload) but also whether Tumblr can handle processing it, which it often can’t and you have no way of knowing until after you’ve spent forever making that gif.
This blog is two years old today. What am I doing with my life
Sorry I’ve been kinda neglecting it lately. Thank you for your continued followance.
I’m lagging behind quite a bit. Apologies for out of date gifs.
I can’t believe I missed this.