I would use the ProRes codecs in SA. If you don't have FCP you can get around it with this info http://bit.ly/tPGQYN
thank you Hulagirl - and how timely --
I'm finally exporting to SA from Final Cut Express. FCE has Apple ProRes codecs ...now to figure out how to diminish flicker in SA.....
Here's a tutorial post that links to different movie processing tips that discuss flicker and how to reduce it.
thank you John - I've been experimenting like mad!
What are you doing that is flickering? If the paint preset is chaotic it will flicker more but you can use a the trick of slowly fading each frame over time with setting Fixed Image in Image Operations to about 30% that smooths it out. But it can also make trails so you may not want that. I have found that the sketch presets in Autopaint are pretty stable and I use those a lot. Also there are presets in the vectorizer that can be stable especially the sketch ones. One other trick I like to use is to use Colorize or Fixed image in Image Operations and bring in just a little bit of the original movie by adjusting the mix which helps with stability.
You can check out this movie http://studioartist.ning.com/video/auto-rotoscoped-dancers
If you are interested in these techniques I posted a bunch of the PAseq presets here http://tinyurl.com/7f7kvxx
What kinds of effects are you going for?
Thank you Hulagirl
I've been experimenting a lot with yours and John's suggestions. I've got to know SA even better as a result!! I've settled on the simplest ImOp solution and I've decided I like the sense of animation you get with all the movement within the image. And it's automated. That works for me!
Thank you so much.