How to combine TIFF files into a movie?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Ruahrc, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    I have a series of TIFF images showing a time lapse. I'm trying to find a way that I can stack them all on top of each other, and then convert it into a short movie that can be played from a powerpoint presentation. What's the easiest method? Would work instead to put the pictures together into an animated GIF?

    As far as software goes, I have the CS5 suite available, or a really old version of iMovie ('08). Could either of those programs work? Or is there another (preferrably free) program that can do this?


  2. YESimBLUNTED macrumors member

    May 25, 2011
    In my cubicle somewhere in this rat maze
    If you have the CS5 suite then just use After Effects. Import as a tiff sequence and render. :cool:

    EDIT: If you do not have After Effects in your version of the suite, then go to Adobe's website and you can dl it for free trial.
  3. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Load them into Keynote or Powerpoint, set your slide timings as desired to flip to the next slide as fast or slow as desired, render the whole show as a QT video?

    I would think that would be easy and you probably have Keynote or Powerpoint.
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    This is a standard menu selection in QuickTime Pro.
  5. Flynnstone, Aug 17, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011

    Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land

    Sorry commented be fore reading completely.
  6. wonderspark macrumors 68040


    Feb 4, 2010
    I second After Effects, especially given you already have it.
    I made a time-lapse of a building being constructed every day over the course of three months, shooting every 36 seconds, ten hours a day, and After Effects made this as simple as ever via Import Sequence. We're talking 65,000 photos or so.
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  8. Ruahrc thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    Thanks for the suggestions

    Unfortunately I don't have Adobe After effects (just the standard CS5 suite) but I did hack together a combination of rendering the movie as a slideshow in powerpoint, then re-encoding it using Adobe Media Encoder since the Powerpoint-created movie was about 70MB for a 6-second clip, and after encoding it was only about 3MB.

    I tried playing around with using photoshop to set each clip as layers but as I only have photoshop CS5 "Standard" and not "Extended" I couldn't do the video stuff.

    A bit of a hack job I admit but sufficient for my purposes.


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