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  • Wed, Dec 13 2006 2:20 PM

    Import one frame of a picture?

    Hello,

    Is there any way I can import jpg's shorter than 1 second? I'm about to import around 20 000 pictures and I just want one frame of each picture. I don't want to manually shorten that many pics. I tried to "autodetect sequential files" but that did not work since they do not have sequential names.

    I tried to do a submaster effect and then do a timewarp to speed it up but that did not work either.

    Any suggestions?

    Veronica 

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  • Wed, Dec 13 2006 2:50 PM In reply to

    • Butcher
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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    Short answer, no.  I believe 1 second is the shortest.  So, either rename everything so they are sequential, or do the following:

    Import all your pictures.  Go to script view, select all of your pictures, hit E then R.  This will mark an In on all the pictures, then R will mark an out on that same frame, and you will have selected 1 frame of all pictures. 

    Also, if you haven't already done so, go to your bin settings and enable Edit from Bin.  Then, once you have 1 frame marked on all pictures, you can go to Frame view and arrange and select them in the order you want and cut them into your sequence from the bin.  You won't even have to load them into the source monitor.  This can save you a lot of time.

    Mike.

     

  • Wed, Dec 13 2006 3:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    Hey Butcher,

    Some great tips there
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  • Wed, Dec 13 2006 3:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

  • Wed, Dec 13 2006 9:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    in the console cmd_setImportSlideLength gives you the possibility to define the length of the imports in frames. So cmd_setImportSlideLength 1 will import 1 frame only, cmd_setImportSlideLength 2500 will import 100 secs (in Pal land), overriding the limit of 60 secs in the import settings.

     

  • Wed, Dec 13 2006 11:43 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    Thanks daapap for this advice. I also would add that importing a sequence using 1 picture per file could be possible even if the original files are not "numbered". With help of a shareware called Windows Commander (or Total Commander) you can easily rename a group of files with increased numbers which will allow you to import this as a sequence.

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  • Thu, Dec 14 2006 1:29 AM In reply to

    • Red Ochre
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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    Pardon my ignorance but I had no Idea you could add commands to the console. Cool! Do you or anyone else know of a resource for more command settings?

    Thanks,

  • Thu, Dec 14 2006 7:29 AM In reply to

    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    Great! Thank you guys!

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  • Thu, Dec 14 2006 1:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    Red Ochre:
    Pardon my ignorance but I had no Idea you could add commands to the console. Cool! Do you or anyone else know of a resource for more command settings?

    Thanks,

    cmd_setImportSlideLength is an existing command in "console" the only thing you add is the corresponding duration you want, in frames

     

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  • Thu, Dec 14 2006 3:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    when you type in "help commands" you will get a list of all the commands available and copy this list into a text file. Not a great help, but better than nothing. I don't know about any other sources available for help ... Anyone else?

    and yes sep, Total Commander is a must for many reasons, i find. The most valuable piece of software i ever bought - free updates since seven years i think.

  • Thu, Dec 14 2006 4:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    daapap:
    when you type in "help commands" you will get a list of all the commands available and copy this list into a text file. Not a great help,

    daapap, I have joined this text file to my previous post

     

    daapap:

    and yes sep, Total Commander is a must for many reasons, i find. The most valuable piece of software i ever bought - free updates since seven years i think.

    100¨% agreed !

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  • Thu, Dec 14 2006 10:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    sep:

    daapap, I have joined this text file to my previous post



    my eyes are getting weaker and weaker ...
  • Thu, Dec 14 2006 10:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    Same case here, eyes, ears, but still thirsty !Smile [:)]
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  • Fri, Dec 15 2006 12:57 AM In reply to

    • Red Ochre
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    Re: Import one frame of a picture?

    Thanks gentlemen. I'm sure this will save me at some point soon.

     

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