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Create a video from a large number of time-lapse photos?

John Dexter
Hello,

I am creating time-lapse photosets consisting of thousands of images. I
would like a simple way to convert these into a video file - specifying a
few parameters only like fps - but am finding basic tools (like iMovie) are
really struggling with the number of files and just hang.

Can someone tell me if this is something ffmpeg would be suitable for, and
if so give any example commands and/or general advice? For instance, photos
tend to be quite high resolution and working naively, I end up trying to
create a 4k movie, so perhaps I should use another tool to batch-resize
images first, or maybe ffmpeg can even do that on the fly.

Many thanks for any assistance.
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Re: Create a video from a large number of time-lapse photos?

Carl Eugen Hoyos-2



> Am 09.10.2019 um 15:15 schrieb John Dexter <[hidden email]>:

> I am creating time-lapse photosets consisting of thousands of images. I
> would like a simple way to convert these into a video file - specifying a
> few parameters only like fps - but am finding basic tools (like iMovie) are
> really struggling with the number of files and just hang.
>
> Can someone tell me if this is something ffmpeg would be suitable for, and

Yes.

> if so give any example commands and/or general advice?

$ ffmpeg -framerate 15 -i image%8d -s qcif out.mov


> For instance, photos
> tend to be quite high resolution and working naively, I end up trying to
> create a 4k movie, so perhaps I should use another tool to batch-resize
> images first, or maybe ffmpeg can even do that on the fly.

Yes.

See also: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-formats.html#image2-1

Carl Eugen
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Re: Create a video from a large number of time-lapse photos?

John Dexter
Thanks Carl, that sounds just about perfect.

On Wed, 9 Oct 2019, 15:45 Carl Eugen Hoyos, <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
>
> > Am 09.10.2019 um 15:15 schrieb John Dexter <[hidden email]>:
>
> > I am creating time-lapse photosets consisting of thousands of images. I
> > would like a simple way to convert these into a video file - specifying a
> > few parameters only like fps - but am finding basic tools (like iMovie)
> are
> > really struggling with the number of files and just hang.
> >
> > Can someone tell me if this is something ffmpeg would be suitable for,
> and
>
> Yes.
>
> > if so give any example commands and/or general advice?
>
> $ ffmpeg -framerate 15 -i image%8d -s qcif out.mov
>
>
> > For instance, photos
> > tend to be quite high resolution and working naively, I end up trying to
> > create a 4k movie, so perhaps I should use another tool to batch-resize
> > images first, or maybe ffmpeg can even do that on the fly.
>
> Yes.
>
> See also: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-formats.html#image2-1
>
> Carl Eugen
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