Still pictures in iMovie?

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  1. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    #1
    Hello all,

    I would like to know if you think it is feasible to use iMovie for stop-motion movie production. It seems I can't get my still pictures to last less than 0.1 seconds each, which is not low enough. I would like to achieve a frame rate of 18-24 per second.

    Does anyone know if this is possible in iMovie in any way? Or is 0.1 seconds the lowest it can go?

    - Thanks!
     
  2. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    make a slide show of still pictures with 25 pictures in it and make it last 25 seccond then just reduce the time in the setting. that way cou can make a stop motion slide movie. of course you can add pictures to make more FPS if you want. but thats the basic idea hope it helps
     
  3. JTToft, Mar 29, 2011
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    JTToft thread starter macrumors 68040

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    - Thanks for your reply. But I am sorry to say that your instructions did not make sense to me.
    Could you rephrase and elaborate?

    If somebody else knows how I can achieve my goal, please don't hesitate to reply to this thread. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

    I should add that I use iMovie '11.
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Did just a quick search with MRoogle and found others with the same complaint. FrameByFrame is a free program made specifically for stop motion that I found with that same search.
     
  5. JTToft thread starter macrumors 68040

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    - That application allows me to adjust the framerate in smaller increments than 0.1 seconds, so that's great. But I think, perhaps, it is a tad too simple for my uses. I will keep it in mind though!

    Thank you!
     
  6. Gugulino macrumors member

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    I think Charlie Sheen meant that you should create a slide show in for example iPhoto and reduce the display time for each photo to one second. For 25 photos it takes 25 seconds. To achieve a frame rate of 25 fps you have to play the whole sequence faster, to be exact 25 times faster. I do not know if that is possible in iMovie 11. In QuickTime 7 you can create movies from a sequence of pictures. You can even set the display time of each photo. You need QuickTime 7 Pro and the the menu item is called "Open Image Sequence". Try it out! :)
     

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