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ffmpeg time-lapse

Convert sequence of JPEG images to MP4 video

ffmpeg -r 24 -pattern_type glob -i '*.JPG' -i DSC_%04d.JPG -s hd1080 -vcodec libx264 timelapse.mp4

  • -r 24 - output frame rate
  • -pattern_type glob -i '*.JPG' - all JPG files in the current directory
  • -i DSC_%04d.JPG - e.g. DSC_0397.JPG
  • -s hd1080 - 1920x1080 resolution

Slower, better quality

Add the following after -vcodec libx264 to achieve better quality output

-crf 18 -preset slow

Bulk convert JPGs to 1920x1080, centered

convert input.jpg -resize '1920x1080^' -gravity center -crop '1920x1080+0+0' output.jpg

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