how to make an avi from a series of images

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Post by anthony »

Well as you did not give an example, I assume you have a set of numbered files and the order is comming out all wrong because of the numbering.

Eg 1.jpg 2.jpg ... 9.jpp 10.jpg 11.jpg

You need to try to load the smaller image first. eg:
convert ?.jpg ??.jpg ???.jpg ..... output.mpg

Alturnativeally you need to rename all your images to add zeroes in front of the numbers that are too small. I use simple perl script called mv_renum for this..

EG mv_renum images_*.jpg
will find the largest number in the given filenames, and prepend zeros to the number found in the other filesnames so they list in the correct order.

Or you can specfiy the number of digits you want each number to be
mv_renum -8 images_*.jpg

If you copy the script to be called mv_reseq it will also change all the numbers to remove any gaps, or with the right arguments add gaps to the sequence. It is a VERY handy script.

While we are looking at 'handy' scripts, you may also like to search for a
mv_perl script on the web. This lets you use a small perl RE to rename files.
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Re: how to make an avi from a series of images

Post by emontezuma »

Hi Anthony, I have tried your sample code but this message appear:

C:\Users\Elvis>convert "c:\MyImage.jpg" "c:\MyAniFile.mpg"

convert.exe: Delegate failed `"ffmpeg.exe" -v -1 -mbd rd -trellis 2 -cmp 2 -subc
mp 2 -g 300 -i "%M%%d.jpg" "%u.%m"' @ error/delegate.c/InvokeDelegate/1065.

C:\Users\Elvis>convert -version
Version: ImageMagick 6.8.4-10 2013-04-13 Q16
Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2013 ImageMagick Studio LLC
Features: DPC OpenMP
Delegates: bzlib fontconfig freetype jng jp2 jpeg lcms lzma pango png ps tiff x
xml zlib

Best regards,

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Re: how to make an avi from a series of images

Post by fmw42 »

Looks like you need to install the ffmpeg delegate library and then reinstall IM. As you are on Windows, you may need some one else's help in installing the delegate library.


though I would search for the most current version.

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Re: how to make an avi from a series of images

Post by whugemann »

If you want to create an AVI, I assume that you are working under Windows.

In this case, the duo AVIsynth/VirtualDub is probably the easiest solution, see In AVIsynth there is a special function called ImageSource that does this job most easily. The PlugIn CoronaSequence even allows for wildcards being used in filenames.
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Re: how to make an avi from a series of images

Post by snibgo »

emontezuma says he wants to make an mpg. Not that the type matters; doing it directly in ffmpeg is as easy as it can be:

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ffmpeg -i c:\MyImage.jpg c:\MyAniFile.mpg
ffmpeg -i c:\f_%06d.jpg c:\MyAniFile.mpg
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