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General Category => Photography => Topic started by: brianb on June 26, 2009, 07:13:11 pm

Title: Animation software
Post by: brianb on June 26, 2009, 07:13:11 pm

What are the options if trying to create an animated image from a timelapse series? It present I'm making animated GIF but this is far from ideal, the subtlety in the colours is destroyed by redicung to GIF palette (256 colours total) & the lack of compression makes for a large file. Any ideas - preferably using open source software?

Title: Re: Animation software
Post by: Paul on June 26, 2009, 07:35:18 pm
I use a video editor - specifically Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0. This is of course very definitely not Open Source. The same job can be done with a bit more difficulty with which was originally developed for that purpose, but has expanded into other fields. I think you'll have to get all the frames the right size and shape and bolt them all together in the application, then get your output codec from elsewhere - I tend to use Windows Media 720p, but there are DivX versions which are OS.