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Making an animated flick from jpeg stills in iMovie
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: December 19, 2006 05:37PM
I want to make several short animated films in iMovie using jpeg stills originating from a digital still camera.

I'm wondering how to prep all the jpeg files so that they will be in the most compatible state for dumping into iMovie. They will be exactly the same size etc. I'm just wondering what to shoot for.

Also, should they be in a particular color space..srgb, adobe98?...is there a color space that iMovie uses? This thing will be played on televisions and the internet...im not sure if the vids we see on the net are set up for srgb, or, if that is even possible with video.

Any other tips you think of would be great to hear about.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/19/2006 05:39PM by Kraniac.
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Re: Making an animated flick from jpeg stills in iMovie
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: December 19, 2006 07:23PM
I suggest that you have a look at Studio Artist from Synthetik Software [www.synthetik.com] It is absolutely the best software for what you want to do!

Take a look at some of the examples on the site and download the free demo to try for yourself.

I spend HOURS and HOURS every week working and playing in Studio Artist!



Aloha, Ken


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Re: Making an animated flick from jpeg stills in iMovie
Posted by: iaJim
Date: December 19, 2006 08:00PM
Most pictures have a resolution of higher than 72 dpi. If you are taking your photos to video, they will only display at 72 dpi. Any program that can resize or change the resolution will help to keep your movie from getting large for no reason.
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Re: Making an animated flick from jpeg stills in iMovie
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: December 19, 2006 08:38PM
Wasn't there a free program, other than iMovie, that did Photos to a Movie slide show that
zoomed in on an image before advancing to the next photo?



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Re: Making an animated flick from jpeg stills in iMovie
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: December 19, 2006 08:42PM
Ken, looks interesting but I don't want to drop the money right now.

Jim, I'm going to shoot these things with the movie in mind and then down rez slightly. Does iMovie automatically down rez?
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Re: Making an animated flick from jpeg stills in iMovie
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: December 19, 2006 08:59PM
Quote
Grateful11
Wasn't there a free program, other than iMovie, that did Photos to a Movie slide show that
zoomed in on an image before advancing to the next photo?

Your thinking of PhotoToMovie or iMagico neither of wich would be good for doing animation IMHO



Aloha, Ken


“I have developed significant attachments to several members even though I wouldn't recognize them if I sat next to one on a park bench. I'm often tempted when in an airport to walk around, hollering "The Løpe", to see if anyone other than the Homeland Security people will acknowledge me. ” - The Løpe

"If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us." Justice Robert Jackson
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Re: Making an animated flick from jpeg stills in iMovie
Posted by: incognegro
Date: December 19, 2006 11:36PM
gifbuilder?
[www.macupdate.com]

iPhoto can export to specific pixel sizes, if you choose.

however, you must make the jpgs into indexed color images for an animated gif.
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Re: Making an animated flick from jpeg stills in iMovie
Posted by: Racer X
Date: December 19, 2006 11:43PM
QuickMovie? [www.versiontracker.com]



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