XZ-1 timelapse project (Help me !)

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Ben O Connor
Ben O Connor Contributing Member • Posts: 953
XZ-1 timelapse project (Help me !)

Hey all,

I am trying to stiching my something around 1500 images on MS movie maker software (which is included on my Windows 7 software) and plannig to make a short movie something like 30fps (about a 50 sec movie).

Do anyone has a good program/software recommendation on internet that is reliable and free, yet very usefull (as Microsoft Image Compositor )

I can hear that "Yeah Ben , now its time to invest a software..." I know, but my amateur photography is dancing on a rope ! And I should rely on cheap@ss solutiouns for a while.

system layout

Thank you all.

Ben

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Ben O Connor
Ben O Connor OP Contributing Member • Posts: 953
Re: XZ-1 timelapse project (Help me !)

or should I keep going on my E-PM1´s movie mode with miniature effect. ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/benokan/9862645673/

Well, I like it though... but still don´t want to see it as miniature always... so should keep on trying... Or just should make my XZ-1 retired and take him to holidays to only diving with me...

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Aaron Sur Senior Member • Posts: 1,141
Re: XZ-1 timelapse project (Help me !)

Hi Mate ,

I have not used this myself , a few folks I know use it with their Go Pro cameras and others.

It is free

http://gopro.com/support/articles/gopro-cineform-software-download

Aaron

Kirppu
Kirppu Regular Member • Posts: 345
Re: XZ-1 timelapse project (Help me !)

Very simple and small program. If your only goal is to stitch those frames together and encode them http://www.virtualdub.org/features.html

warning: no fancy gui

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joe6pack Senior Member • Posts: 1,575
Re: XZ-1 timelapse project (Help me !)

I downloaded an open source software named jpegtoavi. And I just use command line to generate a mjpg movie.

jpegtoavi -f 30 640 480 *.jpg > video.mjpg

This is done on a Mac with the Xcode pack. Obviously it should work on Linux as well. Mind you, I think the project has been abandoned as the "-f" flag does not really work. And on top of that, the mjpg file can only be viewed in VLC. But VLC can convert it to other format, like mp4.

I don't mean to suggest that the above gives you good result but just saying you can automate the process easily using very basic software (not counting the compiler!)

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Pedal2Floor Senior Member • Posts: 1,264
This one is free and used by some pro's

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

The only part that sucks is that your pictures have to be named 001.jpg 002.jpg etc.

It cannot handle anything else, but it can encode into a dizzy number of formats and timelines and it is very fast.

What I do is use batch rename program to rename my files and move them to my stitching directory. Then when I am done I simply delete them

Also, there is this one

http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/

I know people who have stitched over 30K images with it.  However, it is slower

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