[Chimera-users] Recording movie at 720p

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Oct 5 09:12:27 PDT 2018

Hi Ahmad,
Looks like that option is broken… as far as I know it is very rarely (never?) used.  It may be that those standards are old anyway, and not really standard for modern times.  However, I submitted a bug report.

In the meanwhile just change the Chimera graphics window size to what you want before recording, e.g. command “windowsize 720 480”   There are also  movie encode options to control bit rate if you wanted to do that (quality, bitrate).


I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Oct 4, 2018, at 11:01 PM, Ahmad Khalifa <underoath006 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm recording a movie in the command line using:
> movie record
> movie stop
> movie encode output ~/ 
> I tried to include the option preset dvd for movie encode, I recieved the following error:
> "Error reading paper_movie.txt:
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'standard_formats'
>   File "/opt/UCSF/Chimera64-1.12/share/MovieRecorder/moviecmd.py", line 124, in encode_op
>     settings = RG.standard_formats.get(preset)
> See reply log for Python traceback."
> What am I doing wrong and how can I record my movie at 720p?
> Regards. 

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