QT Player Applescript generate 15 frame QT Samples

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  1. HDcuts macrumors newbie

    HDcuts

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    When full length clips are uploaded to server to specified folder looking to create 15 frame sample QT clips to be saved. Steps outlined:
    1) Open QT player
    2) Open QT movies
    3) Start at 90 frames
    4) Capture 15 frames
    5) Save new file as 15frame_QTmoviename.mov in folder 15frameQTs

    Looking for an applescript to do this.

    Thanks so much for your help! ;)
     
  2. refulgentis macrumors regular

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    use ffmpeg, this is way beyond spec for QT unfortunately
    ironically, this is right up my alley, I write a program that automatically takes videos added to a folder and encodes them, it's OSS but it's a bit beyond your needs, and i don't think you'd be able to easily coax it to work by yourself in your specific situation: http://code.google.com/p/videoengine/
     
  3. HDcuts thread starter macrumors newbie

    HDcuts

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    I can get it to work with FFMPEG however the quality is poor, I need it to keep the original video setting and quality.

    I did read "A QuickTime movie may contain a preview and a poster:
    - A movie preview is a very short version of a movie, typicallylessthanfivesecondsinduration. It is intendedtogivetheuseranideaofamovie’scontents.
    - A movie poster is a still frame representing the movie.

    How do I generate or view these?

    Any help :apple: on this is appreciated. :eek:
     
  4. refulgentis macrumors regular

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    You're kind of lost, to be kind, sorry.

    -vcodec copy -acodec copy will do what you want with ffmpeg
     

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