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I'm fancying having a go at time lapse. I've got a remote/timer and I'm reasonably happy with it, but I don't have any Windows software to string the images together. I use Paintshop Pro X6, but it doesn't have a suitable option. Please can anyone recommend suitable software, preferably ,but not necessarily, free?

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Not tried this, but at least it's free :)

convert jpg images into a video

JPGVideo can create a video (AVI) file from a series of JPG files. If you have a webcam that automatically takes a snapshot every few minutes, you can use JPGVideo to combine the captures into a time-lapse movie.

The program can automatically drop frames that are identical (or nearly identical) and sort the file sequence by time or file name.

JPGVideo is not limited to webcam captures, you can use any kind of JPG images, as long as they have the same dimensions.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/jpgvideo.html

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Is your Paint Shop Pro the old original one by Jasc Software, or is it newer the Coral version.

The Jasc ones include Animation Shop (or at least mine does) so you wouldn't need to "re-learn" a new program.

In case it has, but you haven't seen it, it is here:

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Thanks for the help everyone. I'm using Widows8 Steve, Vox, unfortunately it's the newer Corel version. Movie maker and Jpgvideo sound worth trying, thanks for the suggestions!

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Thanks for the help everyone. I'm using Widows8 Steve, Vox, unfortunately it's the newer Corel version. Movie maker and Jpgvideo sound worth trying, thanks for the suggestions!

I have Jasc Paint Shop pro 9 with Animation Shop, bought it off ebay about six years ago.

I don't have any use for it, so it's yours if you want it, pm me.

Works on Windows 8, I've just tried it.

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I have Jasc Paint Shop pro 9 with Animation Shop, bought it off ebay about six years ago.

I don't have any use for it, so it's yours if you want it, pm me.

Works on Windows 8, I've just tried it.

Thanks Steve that's very generous of you. I'll have a go with the other suggestions first though thanks, and thanks again to everyone.

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Thanks Steve that's very generous of you. I'll have a go with the other suggestions first though thanks, and thanks again to everyone.

All depends on what format and file size you want the end product to be?

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Not tried this, but at least it's free :)

convert jpg images into a video

JPGVideo can create a video (AVI) file from a series of JPG files. If you have a webcam that automatically takes a snapshot every few minutes, you can use JPGVideo to combine the captures into a time-lapse movie.

The program can automatically drop frames that are identical (or nearly identical) and sort the file sequence by time or file name.

JPGVideo is not limited to webcam captures, you can use any kind of JPG images, as long as they have the same dimensions.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/jpgvideo.html

Tested it.

With 30 jpeg images @ 4.45 MB each.

At one frame per second, the uncompressed coversion result was 783 MB :o

At one frame per second, the MPEG-4 (V3) came out at 6.01 MB :)

Both conversions are good in quality.

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Tested it.

With 30 jpeg images @ 4.45 MB each.

attachicon.gifjpg video.jpg

At one frame per second, the uncompressed coversion result was 783 MB :o

At one frame per second, the MPEG-4 (V3) came out at 6.01 MB :)

Both conversions are good in quality.

Here are the full reports.

Complete name : C:UsersPublicVideosJPGVideo.avi

Format : AVI

Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave

File size : 783 MiB

Duration : 30s 0ms

Overall bit rate : 219 Mbps

Subject : JPGVideo

Copyright : © NDW Ltd. 2014 (Email:- support@ndrw.co.uk)

Video

ID : 0

Format : RGB

Codec ID : 0x00000000

Codec ID/Info : Basic Windows bitmap format. 1, 4 and 8 bpp versions are palettised. 16, 24 and 32bpp contain raw RGB samples

Duration : 30s 0ms

Bit rate : 219 Mbps

Width : 3 488 pixels

Height : 2 616 pixels

Display aspect ratio : 4:3

Frame rate : 1.000 fps

Bit depth : 8 bits

Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 24.000

Stream size : 783 MiB (100%)

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Complete name : C:UserssteveDesktopJPGVideo.avi

Format : AVI

Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave

File size : 6.01 MiB

Duration : 30s 0ms

Overall bit rate : 1 682 Kbps

Subject : JPGVideo

Copyright : © NDW Ltd. 2014 (Email:- support@ndrw.co.uk)

Video

ID : 0

Format : MPEG-4 Visual

Codec ID : MP43

Codec ID/Info : Microsoft MPEG-4 v3 (pre-standard)

Codec ID/Hint : Microsoft

Duration : 30s 0ms

Bit rate : 1 681 Kbps

Width : 3 488 pixels

Height : 2 616 pixels

Display aspect ratio : 4:3

Frame rate : 1.000 fps

Compression mode : Lossy

Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.184

Stream size : 6.01 MiB (100%)

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Same 30 images converted to wmv with Windows Movie Maker.

Complete name : C:UserssteveDesktopMy Movie - Win Movi Maker.wmv
Format : Windows Media
File size : 4.88 MiB
Duration : 30s 36ms
Overall bit rate mode : Constant
Overall bit rate : 1 362 Kbps
Maximum Overall bit rate : 5 705 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2014-11-24 17:38:15.289
MediaFoundationVersion : 2.112

Video
ID : 1
Format : VC-1
Format profile : Main
Codec ID : WMV3
Codec ID/Info : Windows Media Video 9
Codec ID/Hint : WMV3
Duration : 30s 30ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 5 500 Kbps
Width : 854 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.448
Stream size : 19.7 MiB
Language : English (US)

Audio
ID : 2
Format : WMA
Format version : Version 2
Codec ID : 161
Codec ID/Info : Windows Media Audio
Duration : 30s 36ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 192 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 704 KiB (14%)
Language : English (US)

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Same 30 images converted to MPEG-4 with Windows Movie Maker.

Complete name : C:UserssteveDesktopMP4 - movi maker_My Movie.mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42
File size : 2.12 MiB
Duration : 29s 952ms
Overall bit rate : 594 Kbps

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : Baseline@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC : No
Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=30
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 29s 952ms
Source duration : 29s 997ms
Bit rate : 588 Kbps
Width : 854 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.048
Stream size : 2.10 MiB (99%)
Source stream size : 2.10 MiB (99%)
mdhd_Duration : 29997

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 29s 952ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 2 250 bps
Nominal bit rate : 192 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 8.23 KiB (0%)
mdhd_Duration : 29952

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Bayleaf, will your finished time lapse project look like this?

A brilliant bit of time lapse work there by the guys who put this one together, - really good, professional results.

They could call it, - SHEFFIELD, - A CITY ON THE MOVE

Oh, wait a minute though, - someone has already used that title for something else!!!!

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