lol not my definition of easy but i've wanted to give this programing stuff a try so i this may come in handy
wow dude, u 2 just came thru again
i hope one of them presets colors is black but i couldnt be more grateful
i was wonderin if theres a lynda vid or a specific audio/ebook i need to checkout so i can learn how to do this stuff too
theres a couple more tweeks i'd like to make to the program like changing the txt color and fixin whatever makes some of the preview pics come out all grey like in the example
either way thanks guys on all the help
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i just tried both solutions out and i was surprised at how easy jimmys way was
i think i'm gonna go with a red background for now since the txt is impossible to read with a black background
gonna have to do some diggin around so i can figure out how to change the color of the txt too
thanks again u guys for all the help
Just an FYI for Lion users. This does't work due to library changes.
When I have some time I'll create new versions of the imagemagick tools that don't use the snow leopard libraries.
Until then, it won't work on Lion.
As a workaround, if you have a copy of Snow Leopard still around, copy the file
/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenCL.framework/Versions/A/Libraries/libclparser.dylib from a Snow Leopard image to
icontact.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/libclparser.dylib in the package.
Everything will carry on working now.
Last edited by vhjimmy; 3rd Aug 2011 at 09:19. Reason: Updated with copy of library to fix the program failing
Is there any program that in addition to making a contact sheet that will give me individual files of the thumbnails that it pulls for the contact sheet? I cant find any that will do this.
i guess jimmy or i could modify one of ours to do it...
I take it from your handle that you'd like full size jpg (up to 1920x1080?) files for including in an edit and not just 320x180 thumbnails?
the code is ready to output the appropriate .jpg file before making the contact sheet on my original thing, but it's a while since i did it...
hopefully by the time you read this jimmy will have put a fully fledged version out for you!
but if not I'll have it ready by friday
That's extremely generous and thank you. Ideally I would have the small thumbnail files (270x150 in my case) actually, and then I could pick from them.
The workaround I have now is to do an export from the sequence FCP using quicktime conversion into an image sequence with a decimal framerate (.33 fps gives about 2 frames per minute) then I just browse the output in finder, rename the ones I want to use, then drag them onto ThumbsUp to batch resize-rename them.
The ideal workflow would be input finished movie, then choose from the 40ish pre-resized thumbnails -- so there was only 1 rename step and 1 program involved. -- That said while the streamlining would be great, not so much urgency and frustration as there was. when I was trying to find an elegant solution on friday.
ok i've done that
GUI allows you to choose a movie or folder of movies
you put in how many pics you want and at what size,what you want the thumbnails renamed to and press go.
Those thumbnail jpg files appear in your output folder (at the moment its defaults are set to 40, 250x170 jpgs named FCP_sequence001.jpg- etc etc)
1 small problem...can't do prores yet as the newer ffmpeg builds don't seem to have the same syntax for skipping time then outputting a jpg
anyone know what the new syntax is?
anyhoo for everything else the older ffmpeg build I use works!
i'll package it up and post a link here so you can have it.
i figured out the new syntax for the new ffmpeg
so this app does prores as well as all the other stuff
try it and let me know if it does what's required (it DOESN'T make a contact sheet)
so maybe we should put it under another thread? i dunno how this interweb stuff works realyy.....
This is amazing. Works perfectly.
apple shut that thing down didn't they...
i'll try and find it and then put it somewhere else.
also for linux should be OK since all this is bash/ffmpeg which is pretty unix friendly!
i've got CentOS at work so i'll try it on that and post it if i can get it working