Creating movie from still frames

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rogersmj, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I have to generate a 20s movie at 30fps from 600 still frames. Moviemaking is not my thing, so I previously removed iMovie from my Mac. Before I go about reinstalling it, will iMovie do this? Can I give it 600 images and tell it to process them together as individual frames? Or is there another (free) tool that will do this more easily? Thanks.
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    you can actually do it in iphoto... create an album with all of the images in order and export as a quicktime movie. you can set the duration of each image (1/30 second) and away you go.

    This is something that I've done in After Effects. But I have done quicktime movies with stills before. although, never with this quick of frame rate.
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    iMovie will do exactly what you want, or you could actually do it straight from iDVD as well.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I was watching a film major in english today, he took like 8 pictures, and used quicktime pro to make the images into a film. If you have QT Pro, it's just that easy.
     
  5. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    From iDVD? Or Did You Mean iMovie? Was Also Thinking Of Motion Pictures In Toast 7/8

    iDVD? How so?

    I was thinking if you have Toast 7 or 8 it comes with a photo to movie application called Motion Pictures. Lets you have a lot of control over the movement of the camera over each image.

    Also there's a third party application Photo to Movie for $50 that gives you a lot of control like that as well. Here's an excellent review of it.
     
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    There's actually a slideshow item built in to iDVD. You can insert it just like you would a menu item or video clip. I can try and take a screenshot of the appropriate function, if you like.

    But, I think the best way to do it is via iMovie.


    Edit:
    click on the plus button at bottom left to bring up the slideshow option:
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    Then place it like you would any other element.
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  7. rogersmj thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for all the tips guys. It looks like iPhoto will handle what I need.
     
  8. rogersmj thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just a little update here in case someone's looking to do the same thing -- amazingly, iPhoto and iMovie were NOT able to do this.

    iPhoto got close, but it automatically adds subtle blur transitions between each image, which slowed it down considerably and did not give me the right result. I could not find a way to turn that option off.

    iMovie would not display an image for less than 3 seconds, so that's out.

    QuickTime Pro, however, worked great. I selected "Open image sequence" from the File menu, picked the first of my 600 frames (named frame0.tiff, frame1.tiff, frame2.tiff, etc), and it automatically grabbed the rest and glued them all together at my specified frame rate. Wonderfully smart and simple.
     
  9. Davowade macrumors regular

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    Damn, was just reading the thread and I was going to suggest this. :eek:

    Another step after this one is to save it as a reference movie, which should be able to be opened by your other programs without making a lager self-contained movie file.
     

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