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06-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Hi All,

I have around 22,000 small jpeg images (motion detection images taken over a period of time). Can anyone suggest an application to merge all these images into a video clip?

Cheers :thumbs:

06-06-2012, 11:38 AM
Are they numbered numerically? Or in order?

I'm assuming one pic per frame?

Most video editing suites allow this.

Me being a simpleton use VirtualDub (http://www.virtualdub.org/)

06-06-2012, 11:41 AM
Yep, all images are named as date/time etc.
I have PowerDirector 8 but this can only support up to 2,500 images....

06-06-2012, 01:32 PM
I have successfully used the free graphic viewing program XnView to convert 3000 JPG images to a single EXE slideshow with perfect results. You can also create screensaver or video output.
22000 ???

Download full version zip file here: http://download2.xnview.com/XnView-win-full.zip
Details: www.xnview.com or www.xnview.org

Menu > Create > Slide Show

06-06-2012, 03:02 PM
If you don't mind a bit of command-line bashing, pretty sure FFmpeg will do that (probably all in one line). An example from their docs:

ffmpeg -f image2 -i foo-%03d.jpeg -r 12 -s WxH foo.avi

Where WxH is the output resolution

Speedy Gonzales
06-06-2012, 03:09 PM
Or buy a dvd or whatever that supports them. Then all you need, is a USB flash drive

06-06-2012, 04:31 PM
Just tried ffmpeg with ~18000 files (created by extracting each frame of a short video to JPEG's) & worked OK. Mind you, you may have to tweak the quality settings to get an output that does the originals justice.

06-06-2012, 05:03 PM
Not sure what's used here, but here's 4000.

Failing all else, why not make multiple clips and then merge them once they're videos? Wouldn't that be the simplest option?

The Error Guy
06-06-2012, 08:49 PM
Making clips and merging them would be a lot of transcoding. Kinda lossy esp as many security cams are not exactly HQ

07-06-2012, 02:56 PM
Thanks for all replies. Managed to get this app http://en.cze.cz/Images-To-Video
Works really well. Point to a folder with images, then converts to video. easy!