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    Question Software to convert still photos into movie

    I mounted my digital camera on a tripod and I set it to take a photo every minute while I worked for 8 hours building a giant poster. I want to now take all the photos and convert them into a movie.

    I found this link http://www.labnol.org/internet/pictu...r-photos/2888/ which talks about some software that I can use.

    Has anyone done this before. Which program should I use to put all the images together, add text and music?

    Oh, BTW, I'm running Windows 7-64bit if that matters.

    thanks
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    http://www.virtualdub.org/ is what I use to make pics into vids, but something in more of a suite might work better for adding sound and text. I've used Pinnacle and Roxio for this in the past.

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    Can you give me a quick tutorial on how to use virtualdub to do this. I was looking through the menu options but I didn't see a way to select and order all my images.
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    All the pics should be numbered sequentially, right? Copy them all into one directory. Then you could just use a video editing program to pull them all in as if they were frames of an animation.
    You could do this rather easily with Adobe Premiere if you have access to that. I also wouldn't be surprised if you could even do it with the free Movie Maker program that comes with Windows. I know you can drop in still images in MM, but not sure if it would automatically pull them into the timeline for you (or else it would take forever to do it manually).

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    Windows Movie Maker has been removed from Windows7 but I found out that I can download and install a "live" version which works fine. When I get the video done, I'll post a link here.
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    ^ Yeah, it's still free, but now you have to download it or something like that. Dumb change. Also realize that I believe there are 2 versions of MM. The one that came with XP and Vista, and then a slightly enhanced one. I think they might have even changed the name slightly. That newer one might be the one you want... sorry for not knowing the new name though, but hopefully it will do what you want in terms of importing sequential files.

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    I recall over a decade ago when I found and used a simple program to convert bmp files into an avi.
    It was just called bmp2avi. It also let you pick a wav file that you could use for sound.
    If that's all you need, it shouldn't be hard to find something like that today. you might even be able to find that same program.

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    i think Flash would work very well for this purpose.

    you can download a 30 day full-function demo. if you have a friend who knows Flash who can get you started,
    definitely Flash will do what you're asking about.
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    If you still haven't found how to import a sequence of images in Virtualdub its under File > Open Video file. then click on the drop down arrow on 'Files of type' and you will find 'image sequence' there. Hope this helps not used Virtualdub for quite some while now so very rusty onn rest but remember this as took me quite a while to find how to do too.

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    I've uploaded the finished video here if anyone is interested in watching it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcwUhswRx9g
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