[FFmpeg-user] Create a video from a large number of time-lapse photos?

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 17:37:45 EEST 2019

> Am 09.10.2019 um 15:15 schrieb John Dexter <jdxsolutions at gmail.com>:

> I am creating time-lapse photosets consisting of thousands of images. I
> would like a simple way to convert these into a video file - specifying a
> few parameters only like fps - but am finding basic tools (like iMovie) are
> really struggling with the number of files and just hang.
> Can someone tell me if this is something ffmpeg would be suitable for, and


> if so give any example commands and/or general advice?

$ ffmpeg -framerate 15 -i image%8d -s qcif out.mov

> For instance, photos
> tend to be quite high resolution and working naively, I end up trying to
> create a 4k movie, so perhaps I should use another tool to batch-resize
> images first, or maybe ffmpeg can even do that on the fly.


See also: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-formats.html#image2-1

Carl Eugen

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