Video Compression dialog no longer appears when exporting from ArcScene or ArcGlobe

Last Published: April 25, 2020


When exporting video from the ArcScene or ArcGlobe animation toolbars, the video compression dialog no longer appears. No AVI file is exported.


An entry in the registry is incorrect, causing the dialog to exit prematurely.

Solution or Workaround

To alleviate the problem, change the incorrect registry entry to a reasonable value.

  1. Open the 'Registry Editor'; navigate to Start> Run, type regedit and then click OK.
  2. Navigate in the registry to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ESRI\ArcScene\Settings\ and find the value AVI_FrameRate.

    [O-Image] ArcScene AVI Export dialog
  3. Double-click on "AVI_FrameRate" value under 'Settings' to bring up the "Edit DWORD Value" dialog. Note that the value is set to 0.
    [O - Image] AVI Framerate is 0
  4. Change the Base to Decimal.

    [O - image] Aviframerate change to decimal
  5. Change the the value to 20.
    [O - image] AviFrameRate set to 20
  6. When creating an animation in ArcScene or ArcGlobe, make sure that the checkbox "Keyframes every ___ frames" on the Compression Settings dialog is "checked". Also, set the value here (Keyframes every 'value' frames) to 20.
    [O - Image] AVI Export codec screen
  7. Click OK to complete the export.

Article ID:000007904

  • ArcMap 9 x

Get help from ArcGIS experts

Contact technical support

Download the Esri Support App

Go to download options

Related Information

Discover more on this topic