Making Animated GIF Image from a Video Scene
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here is a tutorial i made https://sites.google.com/site/taumox/making-animated-gif-image-from-a-video-scene
if you find some errors or vague wordings just let me know so that i can correct it, im no native english speaker
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Hmm... I don't use GIMP, (I went from Photoshop CS2 to CorelDraw X5) but the theory seems sound, compared to how I do it.

I am very glad to see someone else using the 2 -> 1 reduction, though I will add that 3 -> 2 might get you better results with some of the higher budget anime.(there's a reason that most video compression offers "3:2 pulldown".)

Also, I might suggest you look into Virtual Dub, which allows you to do the same thing, but with a GUI instead of a command line prompt.

Oh, and one last thing... are you going to offer any advice on things like "tweening" and lengthening frame time (if GIMP offers those. I haven't used much of it)? I find those can lead to some amazing results.

But still, excellent tutorial, simply expressed. 8/10
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Posted 10/20/12 , edited 10/20/12

Kohou wrote:
Also, I might suggest you look into Virtual Dub, which allows you to do the same thing, but with a GUI instead of a command line prompt.


virtual dub seems hard to setup and it does not natively supports h264 and mkv/mp4 containers, you have to install some VFW-interface if i recall that right


Kohou Oh, and one last thing... are you going to offer any advice on things like "tweening" and lengthening frame time (if GIMP offers those. I haven't used much of it)? I find those can lead to some amazing results.


i dont know those yet, maybe i will look into when i find some feature in gimp about it


Kohou wrote:
But still, excellent tutorial, simply expressed. 8/10


thanks
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Posted 10/20/12 , edited 10/20/12

ckmox wrote:


Kohou wrote:
Also, I might suggest you look into Virtual Dub, which allows you to do the same thing, but with a GUI instead of a command line prompt.


virtual dub seems hard to setup and it does not natively supports h264 and mkv/mp4 containers, you have to install some VFW-interface if i recall that right



Ahh, that is true. I apologize. I'm from the old fogey days of anime, when everything was DivX encoded .avi's. I haven't even played with h264 yet, outside of watching some AMV's.


ckmox wrote:


Kohou Oh, and one last thing... are you going to offer any advice on things like "tweening" and lengthening frame time (if GIMP offers those. I haven't used much of it)? I find those can lead to some amazing results.


i dont know those yet, maybe i will look into when i find some feature in gimp about it



"Tweening" involves basically adding frames in the middle (essentially the opposite of your deletion trick). If it was used in a video, we'd call it a "fade in" or a "cross fade". It allows much more complex .gifs.


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Kohou wrote:

"Tweening" involves basically adding frames in the middle (essentially the opposite of your deletion trick). If it was used in a video, we'd call it a "fade in" or a "cross fade". It allows much more complex .gifs.



i see, thanks for that info, im gonna check out how its done

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