[Gimp-user] Time Lapse via GIMP


One other question:  To replace .gif you mentioned looping - I do not
care about looping - actually want it to play just once and then stop.
What are your suggestions for other video formats and applications for
producing a video timelapse?
Chuck Devlin

This mailing list format is not the best for giving information other than

I generally use linux, so this short 5 minute video demo is in a Win10 virtual
machine, not my favourite OS.


It uses the free commandline application Imagemagick which which you can get

https://www.imagemagick.org/script/download.php  bottom of the page - direct
download is

about 25 MB

The two main commands used are:

magick convert filename.xcf %03d.jpg  which extracts the xcf layers as jpg's in
numbered order 001.jpg ..002.jpg...

You might already have a sequence of jpgs and that might not be necessary.

ffmpeg -r 10 -f image2 -i "%03d.jpg" -vcodec libxvid filename.avi which converts
the numbered sequence into a video that should be playable on computers or media
players (xvid = divx)

The alternative, is a GUI application, Avidemux, which can open a sequence of
files and make a video, ask about it if you can not get the above to work.

rich2005 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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