XZ-1 timelapse project (Help me !)
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.
Thank you all.
or should I keep going on my E-PM1´s movie mode with miniature effect. ?
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...
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
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
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!)
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
I know people who have stitched over 30K images with it. However, it is slower