Recently I recorded my 15 hour journey using dashcam. ( It recorded 3 mins videos, I merged them all and now it is 15 hour long ).
It is mp4 file, 30fps , 1080p . I want to make a timelapse video of this, say I want to convert this journey video to 15-20mins.
I am on windows 8, ( I have mint, kubuntu, elemantry os on virtual box ). Please suggest a way to do this. Free software possibly
I don't have any expensive software like Adobe Premiere, Vegas etc.
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Thanks racer-x, I have AVISynth and AvsPmod.
I am unable to use it. I tried to load my mp4 file but it expects only avi files ( am I right on this? ). Then I figured out I need to use 'FFmpegSource'
VirtualDub I have no idea. But I can download if that works.
Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
Thanks racer-x, this is doing what I wanted. Here is the problem it is creating huge files.
With this setting my 167mb mp4 file becomes ~400mb AVI file. I am getting timelapse look though.
Now, if I try to convert my 15hours , 43GB mp4 video it says, it will create 72GB AVI file. I expect we are having less frames in the new video so it should be actually smaller, then what is happening here.
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Did you set the output format? If not, it will be a default RGB format and create a huge file.
Output format? I have no idea about this
How can we do this?
Click Video > Compression (Ctrl+P) and choose from the list of your compression codecs.Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
Thanks racer-x, you are immense help to me.
This is what I am using after your suggestion:
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Now, I have 13 minutes video , 1.11 GB ( Original 15hours 17minutes => 45.3GB )
Original Codec ( saw this in VLC player )
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VirtualDub compression used:
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Is that fine? Or can I compress the file even more without losing much of the video quality? ( Or may be there is a software which can take this 1.11GB file ( 13mins ) and convert it to smaller file, but not that much degraded quality? )
It all depends on what you want your final format to be? There are a lot of options, some easy and some difficult.
Easy would be installing x264_vfw codec. Chose that and set CRF=20. I don't like this because it puts AVC in an avi container.
Dificult, but much better is to use the "External Encoder feature: https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/367446-Virtualdub-External-Encoder-featureGot my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........