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Related file (external) types

The way MegaWave2 records movies is the following: each image is recorded in a separate file, using one of the external types available for the corresponding type Fimage (see section 2.3.2 for more information). Let suppose that the external name of the movie object is movie. Then, MegaWave2 creates a MegaWave2 Data Ascii file named movie with a def Fmovie area. In this area is listed the name of the image files, following the order given by the sequence of images. By changing the order of two file names, you change the order of the images in the sequence (i.e. the name of the file is not meaningful by itself, for example the image file name movie_002 may not be the second image of the sequence). There is no limitation for the number of images, up to the available memory.

Note: there is an old format, which is still recognized for backward compatibility. Is this old format, the file name movie is empty and the name of each image file is meaningful (e.g. movie_002 is always the second image of the sequence). In that case, no more than 999 images per movie can be recorded.


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