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easiest way to convert video into a series of still images

Jun 06 2011 | 2:57 am

This isn’t a Jitter specific question, but I find this a good place to ask general AV stuff to a sophisticated audience used to doing odd things with many applications.

I’m wondering what’s the easiest way (using any kind of software) to convert a quicktime movie into a batch of jpeg images numbered by frame. In other words, I have a folder with 1.jpg being the first frame, 2.jpg being the second frame, etc. The clips will be quite short, all likely under 10 seconds in length.

Any ideas?


Jun 06 2011 | 3:13 am

I think most mac software will do this if it has support for exporting as an "image sequence".

MPEG Streamclip I think does it, if you have access to After Effects, that’s how I always used to do it.

Jun 06 2011 | 3:25 am

Wow, how did I not know about that…


Jun 06 2011 | 11:38 am

I’m not sure if this comes with basic installation or it’s third party. search in max5 folder for movie2image.maxpat. Or use this one.

  1. movie2image.maxpat
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