[SATLUG] How to make video from a sequence of JPGs?

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Mon May 10 06:39:39 CDT 2010

> Thank you. Well, it almost worked. It made the film but the picture was 
> distorted very tall and narrow and mostly black and white. What do you 
> suggest now?

Are all the images of the same size and aspect ratio?
If not, you may need to crop them to be of identical dimension.
The b/w issue seems to suggest that there is something wrong with
your mencoder installation. If you want, I'll run the command for you,
if you can upload your images somewhere I'll give it a try.


> Borries Demeler wrote:
> >> It seems as if it should be straightforward to make a video from a 
> >> sequence of jpgs; however,
> >>
> >> using stopmotion there is an I/O error
> >> using ffmpeg stops on an opening filters error
> >> using kdenlive - I can play the movie but when I export I only see a 
> >> black screen.
> >>
> >> (I've tried compiling my own ffmpeg but that didn't seem to help.)
> > 
> > You can make an mpg format (below with 10 frames/sec) using mencoder.
> > mpeg2 format is what's used in DVD movies. Run this from the directory
> > that contains the jpg files: 
> > 
> > mencoder mf://*.jpg -mf fps=10:type=jpg -o my-movie.mpg -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg2video:vbitrate=1800
> > 
> > 
> > You will need the dvd codec to play it back (any dvd playback software will do).
> > 
> > -borries.
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