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#1 Ettu

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 08:15 PM

I have 40+ stills of the milky way, taken at 2 minute intervals.

I'd like to turn them into a short video.

Is there a free program out there to do this simply?

Something like....

Drag and drop the jpg's, select a frame rate, hit create, bingo?

 

My on line search found a lot of slide show apps, but that's not what I'm looking for, -  or at least the ones I've tried aren't accomplishing what I want.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Ettu

 

 

backstory

I mounted a wide angle camera on my main scope (repurposed Canon 5DM2) to keep an eye out for changing sky conditions

It' takes 30 sec exposures every 2 min.

The other night I was imaging fairly low (M16), and so accumulated over an hour's worth of beautiful Milky Way images.

Because it was tracking with the scope, the M.W. stayed steady, and instead the landscape moves. A slide show is too slow to show the effect very well, but I'm thinking a 4-5 sec video might look better.



#2 SpaceMax

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 08:25 PM

Just download a copy of the free da Vinci resolve software and add all pictures into the timeline. Also works in Adobe premiere but that is not for free. There is probably a lot more out there but this is one option.
As for the time of 4-5sec, there is a natural limit to how many frames make a movie of a certain length as movies are played back in 24/25fps natively. So your 40frames will result in something like 1.67sec of video.
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#3 Juzwuz

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 10:09 PM

You could try the PIPP software:

https://sites.google.../astropipp/home

 

I just used it to animate 34 frames of the Comet C/2017 K2 (Pan-STARRS). The software has a lot of options for output including animations (avi, gif, etc.) and you can adjust the frame rate.

 

https://www.cloudyni...rrs/?p=11993869


Edited by Juzwuz, 04 July 2022 - 10:14 PM.

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