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Offline dexters_lab

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Rendering Timelapse
« on: January 01, 2014, 11:23:02 pm »
been making some timelapse with my gopro, i need some basic software (windows) to render the 100s of JPGs into a video file, either avi or mp4

can anyone offer some recommendations?
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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 11:35:44 pm »
If all you want to do is combine them, I'd highly reccommend VirtualDub as a simple editor that is easy to use and works very well.
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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 11:39:34 pm »
Any video editor can do that. e.g. Sony Movie Studio, VideoPad (free), Corel etc
 

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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 11:42:39 pm »
This tutorial is even specifically for GoPro.
 

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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 11:46:36 pm »
Any video editor can do that. e.g. Sony Movie Studio, VideoPad (free), Corel etc
Yes, most editors can load image sewuences, though for simple single-track conversion, trimming &scaling type jobs, VirtualDub is much more lightweight.
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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 11:58:56 pm »
Hmm, doint know why i didn't think of virtualdub, have used it so many times before for other editing!

Will give it a go :-+

I am using windows live movie 2012, but doesnt handle multiple 100s jpgs very well
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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 12:08:53 am »
Yes, most editors can load image sewuences, though for simple single-track conversion, trimming &scaling type jobs, VirtualDub is much more lightweight.

It's pretty easy in a video editor.
1) Select your default image timeline time in the settings (e.g. 1sec per image)
2) Drag all your images into the timeline
3) Render

Often takes more time to load the package than to do the job  ;D
 

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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 12:14:19 am »
Often takes more time to load the package than to do the job  ;D
That's what I was getting at  - if you don't already have an editor installed, you could  download & install VirtualDub (1.8M), figure out how to use it and do the job in less time than it takes to download any general-purpose video editor 
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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 12:23:06 am »
That's what I was getting at  - if you don't already have an editor installed, you could  download & install VirtualDub (1.8M), figure out how to use it and do the job in less time than it takes to download any general-purpose video editor

I don't know about that.
VideoPad is only 5.4MB, and as easy to use as windows movie maker.
 

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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 12:34:22 am »
Live movie makes a balls of it, puts text overlays on every image and i dont have anything else installed, i do have virtualdub though

Biggest gripe with virtualdub is lack of built in codecs so will likley run it through live movie after to get an mp4

Never tried videopad, will check it out

though i have been pretty impressed with live movie (updated version of movie maker)
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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 12:39:52 am »
Haven't really looked at much video editing stuff, but I really like VD as it does a simple job really well. It also supports oddball output formats like monochrome 8bpp, RGB565 for LCDs and bizarre arbitary resolutions down to 1 pixel high, which is really handy for stuff like generating LED matrix content.
Also has good control over audio interleaving and formats.
You can also write your own effects filters quite easily - I hacked up one for doing error-diffusion dithering to get near 24bpp quality on an RGB565 LCD.
 
 
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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 01:01:26 am »
I'd use ImageMagick (it's a command line tool! *shock* *horror*) which makes this really easy:

convert -delay 100 *.jpg movie.mp4
 

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Re: Rendering Timelapse
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 01:45:55 am »
oddly enough, quicktime has an option specifically for it :S i find that weird, why the heck does it have that function?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/677635/_MG_1716.mov here is a small timelapse i did as a test, bloody mosquitos killed me as i set it up.
 


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