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Old 03-29-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy stopmotion movie export error


When I try to use the program stopmotion to convert my photographs into a movie, after they're all been added to the project, I try to export as movie.avi. I get some error about stdin, and if I press ctrl-d then I get a bizarre error from ffmpeg. What am I doing wrong?
Is there a way to make stopmotion animations from the command line, because this isn't working.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 02:33 PM   #2
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not sure abbout entirely command line, but you could use the GIMP to convert the photos into an animated gif, then use mencoder to convert that animated gif to an avi, then ffmpeg to re-encode it as something else
 
Old 03-30-2009, 07:15 AM   #3
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Hmm... I've never done this animated .gif thing before... but I like the sound of it. how is it done?
 
Old 03-30-2009, 10:46 AM   #4
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You should post the exact error.

As for animated gif, search google for more:
http://www.csb.yale.edu/userguides/i.../anim_gif.html
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/1664.html
 
Old 03-30-2009, 11:40 AM   #5
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but you could use the GIMP to convert the photos into an animated gif, then use mencoder to convert that animated gif to an avi, then ffmpeg to re-encode it as something else
That seems remarcably complex, must be a simpler way to do it.
I vaguely remember installing a gimp plugin a few months ago that let me export a bunch of images as a video. I'l google around and return what i find
 
Old 03-30-2009, 06:58 PM   #6
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Thanks. I'll look for the plugin too.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 12:31 AM   #7
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Hmm... I've never done this animated .gif thing before... but I like the sound of it. how is it done?
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That seems remarcably complex, must be a simpler way to do it.
I vaguely remember installing a gimp plugin a few months ago that let me export a bunch of images as a video. I'l google around and return what i find

not really..
just open the first image in the GIMP, then use 'open as layer' and drag the rest of the images from the open dialog into the image window in the proper order, then save it as a .gif, when asked click 'save as animation'
yes it takes a bit of time, but it works
i used the above method to create the scenes in this video
then used LIVES (http://lives.sourceforge.net/) to put the scenes together and add the soundtrack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITUkYA-V1Ds
 
Old 04-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #8
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apparently, it can be done by just using an ffmpeg command, but I'm rather confused as to how this works, being a total ffmpeg noob. Does anyone know?
 
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Indeed you could also use ffmpeg or mencoder, just search google:
http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/faq.html#SEC14
http://electron.mit.edu/~gsteele/ffmpeg/
 
Old 04-07-2009, 03:36 PM   #10
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I'm still a tad confused.

I've tried more commands, to no avail.

I have bulk-renamed all my images to 1.jpg through 58.jpg.

If I wanted a .avi or .mpg, what command should I run to make an iguanamovie.avi/mpg at 5 fps?

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