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GR8Metal
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:

bob_doe_nz
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/)

GR8Metal
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....

Scubadoo
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

MushHead
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

MushHead
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.

8ftmetalhaed
06-06-2012, 05:03 PM
Not sure what's used here, but here's 4000.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MsF2pjFq9Cc

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

GR8Metal
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!