10000 JPGs --> movie

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  1. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I really appreciate your input here.

    We need to create a movie out of still images. These images
    are just snapshots created from a renderer so we do not need to
    add anything fancy like sounds, ken burn effects, transitions, etc. .
    At first this sounded to be an easy task, as it is only a matter of
    putting images in a sequence.

    I tried iMovie HD 6 but each frame can not be shown by less
    than 0.03 sec and we have 10000 frames, which will end up
    having a full 300 seconds movie. It would be nice
    if we could speed up part of this sequence (say 0.01 sec) but
    that is impossible (maybe the latest version will
    have a more flexible settings so I will try later at home).

    Would you know some freeware solution for this problem ?
    If not, what would be the less expensive option ? Does Quicktime Pro
    solve this ?

    Thanks,

    M.
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

    kgarner

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    the reason you can't get them to go anything less than .03 seconds is because that is 1 frame of video (30 frames/second). If it was shorter than that the frame wouldn't even show. You could just delete every other frame in the section you want to speed up and that would have the same effect.
     
  3. lofight macrumors 68000

    lofight

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    you could use pencil. you can manually choose de fastness between two pictures, but the problem you will be having that it will take very very long to put all images in , because you will need to put each image manually in the program.
     
  4. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh, thanks for the note. We have 10000 frames due its content. We are
    showing a process that our renderer created 10000 frames.
    We would like, however, to create a "fast forward effect" to more
    relevant parts. Instead of erasing frame by frame we wondered whether or
    not there is an easier solution.

    Could this be done without jumping stills ?
     
  5. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hum...ok.If only we had a few hundred, I think this could be
    the perfect solution.

    It is amazing the fast and positive response we get here.
    Thanks for all the suggestions !
     
  6. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    flash can do this name the images like this (1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg) then import them into flash and it will say something like i see you are importing in order is this a animation and it will import 1 image = 1 frame.
     
  7. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you.

    Problem solved.

    I wrote a script to split the sequences in pieces. Then, jumping from 10 to 20
    frames on each interval created the "fast forward effect".
    Now we have a full movie with all the glory.

    :D
     
  8. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    ^_^ great i know its not exactly what you expect of flash's capabilitys but its quite easy to do it this way, if you could i would love to see your end result. Oh remember if flash cant save to a video format save is as a really high quality .flv then use isquint to make it into a .h264 file.
     

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