QT Player Applescript generate 15 frame QT Samples

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by HDcuts, May 3, 2009.

  1. HDcuts macrumors newbie


    May 3, 2009
    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

    May 14, 2006
    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


    May 3, 2009
    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

    May 14, 2006
    You're kind of lost, to be kind, sorry.

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

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