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kjsoccerboy
01-21-2006, 04:59 PM
I was wondering how to make a gif animation out of a clip from a video file. I think you put the frames from the video into the gif... I don't know. Could someone please tell me how?

some examples are:
http://premium1.uploadit.org/calvind/stewie-ipod.gif
http://img52.exs.cx/img52/1074/JPFalcon-022.gif
http://img63.exs.cx/img63/7994/JABBALICK2.gif
http://buffoonery.org/images/random/cowbell.gif

etc.

darco9x2
02-17-2006, 02:27 AM
google virtual dub. if you have an avi you can change it to an image sequence. then just import it into image ready or you can import the video into image ready. but with virtual dub you can select only the part you want and make it an image sequence.

djr33
03-23-2006, 09:00 AM
Didn't he say that? virtua dub, image ready.

Now... if you want to go and buy programs, After Effects and QT pro both have functionality like this. (one is about 30x cheapter (QT), though, heh.)


...And depending on how long it is, you could just open the file in QT (not pro, or pro if you want) hit ctrl+c, paste into a new frame for an animation in some application, then go back to QT, copy the next frame, etc. Wouldn't take that long.

Twey
03-23-2006, 03:11 PM
The GIMP has several video-importing plugins. An AVI one is available for Windows (http://registry.gimp.org/file/uc-avi.zip?action=download&id=5288) or from source (http://registry.gimp.org/plugin?id=653).

.alias.
03-25-2006, 03:45 PM
Hi im new but this freeware lets you convert *.avi files to *.GIF file

Microsoft GIF Animator (http://www.jhepple.com/support/ftp/AniGif/gifsetup.exe)

djr33
04-28-2006, 08:40 AM
That's a nice link. Looks simple, but effective.

Twey
04-28-2006, 03:04 PM
it will not costs you a lot $$$!!Oh no, it's only $200 for a personal pro license. Mere pennies.

djr33
04-28-2006, 04:59 PM
Seems to imply the licenses are optional. Does it require one on installation?

Free trial? ^_^

If you do have to pay, what a waste. Buy QT pro and be done with it. $30.

bubba.daniel
04-30-2006, 12:38 AM
Seems to me you are both mistaken. The price is not $200. It is $29.95 and $39.95. You can download it free for a trial. No problem. Photoshop CS2 can actually do video to gif. All you have to do is save it as a .gif file, it will then prompt you for some conversion factors etc. I am not sure if you have photoshop, but I like it. It's good all around. :)

Twey
04-30-2006, 11:38 AM
Seems to me you are both mistaken. The price is not $200. It is $29.95 and $39.95.Not for the Pro version. There's a free trial, then:
Personal license 199.95 USD Buy Now via SWREG
Business License 299.95 USD Buy Now via SWREG
Business License (CD-ROM delivery) 309.95 USD Buy Now via SWREG

Apart from this, it's closed-source software.

djr33
05-01-2006, 05:49 AM
Eh, after effects works. well.
Turns out i'm wrong about QT pro.

Anyway, I have after effects.

Rather than you spending $900 on it or whatever, just send me the file and I can do it.

But... be nice and crop the ends to where you want... gifs shouldn't be too long... the runtime is ugly.

Not sure how fast I'll get it done... busy with a bunch!

Attached... something I did today. Looks cool, anyway... from a video clip. Made me think of this...

SteelReal
09-20-2006, 05:27 PM
If I may, MS movemaker will make frames for easy import to gif then simply use a program like paint shop pro animation shop.
Not free but less costly.

Twey
09-20-2006, 05:37 PM
But the GIMP with the GIMP Animation Plugin will do all this. For free! :p

ItsMeOnly
09-20-2006, 06:46 PM
there's always mplayer (http://mplayerhq.hu) :)

Twey
09-20-2006, 06:52 PM
Doesn't convert to GIF, insofar as I'm aware. There might be a codec somewhere, though, I guess.

ItsMeOnly
09-20-2006, 06:55 PM
mplayer -vo help :)
MPlayer dev-SVN-r19455-3.3.4 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (Family: 15, Model: 3, Stepping: 3)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2

Available video output drivers:
xv X11/Xv
x11 X11 ( XImage/Shm )
xover General X11 driver for overlay capable video output drivers
gl X11 (OpenGL)
gl2 X11 (OpenGL) - multiple textures version
dga DGA ( Direct Graphic Access V2.0 )
sdl SDL YUV/RGB/BGR renderer (SDL v1.1.7+ only!)
fbdev Framebuffer Device
fbdev2 Framebuffer Device
svga SVGAlib
aa AAlib
caca libcaca
xvidix X11 (VIDIX)
cvidix console VIDIX
null Null video output
mpegpes Mpeg-PES to DVB card
yuv4mpeg yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools
png PNG file
jpeg JPEG file
gif89a animated GIF output
tga Targa output
pnm PPM/PGM/PGMYUV file
md5sum md5sum of each frame

Twey
09-20-2006, 07:07 PM
Oh, wow. You live and you learn. :p

McBlackk
10-15-2006, 10:28 PM
Seems to me you are both mistaken. The price is not $200. It is $29.95 and $39.95. You can download it free for a trial. No problem. Photoshop CS2 can actually do video to gif. All you have to do is save it as a .gif file, it will then prompt you for some conversion factors etc. I am not sure if you have photoshop, but I like it. It's good all around. :)
Are you sure, that photoshop CS2 could to open avi files for converting?????

techno_race
03-10-2007, 02:57 PM
The only thing I can reccomend is Macromedia Flash. It's a bit expensive, but it works. Go to File > Import..., click your *.avi file, go to File > Export to Movie... and select Animated GIF (*.gif) from the Save as type: menu.