Newbie ? - How do you make a motion gif file from a video on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bluetooth, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. bluetooth macrumors 6502a

    bluetooth

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    I am interested in learning how to create something like this on my Mac?

    http://i4.tinypic.com/6tumv4g.gif

    So I have found that you need to take these steps to get your video footage from youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZVKkNGZZQw

    but then once you have the video, how do you separate the scene and convert it into a motion gif file like the one I opsted above?

    I am running Leopard with imovie, but have not really used it yet. Any tutorial links or advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ppc_michael Guest

    ppc_michael

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    I use Adobe Photoshop CS3 to do that, using the Animation palette (previous to CS3 you would use Adobe ImageReady). You can import a video and save it as an Animated GIF.

    But without purchasing anything, I don't really know how you would do it. Maybe Google could turn up something?
     
  3. bluetooth thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bluetooth

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    Thanks! I will give it a shot.
     
  4. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    wow...cs3 has an animation palette? thats tight...i usually use imageready...lol
     

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