Animating using a DSLR and iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by adversecamber, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. adversecamber macrumors regular

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    Can I take pics on a DSLR, import them into iPhoto and then have iMovie animate them at, at least, 12fps?

    And if so, how?
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Not sure if this would work, but you could try setting up a photo slide show with no fancy transitions. Have each photo up on the screen for 1/12th of a second, if you can.

    ft
     
  3. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    I've done that exact thing in Final Cut pro as a test -- i never finished the actual project so i have no sample to show you.

    I'm going to take a look in iMovie

    which version of iLife are you using -- it matters as they're were some changes
     
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  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    One of the common motion picture formats is just a sequence of numbered .JPG still images in a folder. I think this is the format that professional film scanners create. Don't bother with iPhoto or iMovie

    If you want to work with this format and don't have the money to buy tools then I'm pretty sure "cinepaint" can be used to directly edit in this format. The software is free. It's development is supported by a consortium of several motion picture studios.

    More info here
    http://www.cinepaint.org/
     
  6. pigbat macrumors regular

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    Cinepaint looks interesting but possibly more complex than the OP was asking about. I created this in iMovie in about 10 minutes - shooting, importing and creating it. It was a simple trial thing so we weren't concerned about quality, camera position, etc. The concern was learning how it worked with iMovie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQvHerEQWl8
     
  7. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    cute :)

    i tried playing around in iMovie -- I haven't used iMovie since version 1.0 (Went right to Final Cut Pro) So it was completely different --- I didn't have the patience to figure it out on this new version --- sorry dude

    but I guess others have -- best
     
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  9. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    Goofing around I made a mount for my digital rebel on my bike handlebars. I rode down the street taking photos. That camera is several years old by now and I think only got 3 fps and it got reasonable results, better than I was expecting anyway. Hope that helps.
     

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