Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 9:56 AM (in response to cperdue)
QuickTime Player Pro (version 7) can import sequentially named files in many image formats. You can even control the frame rate prior to import. I've made some with up to 65,000 images.
Much faster than iMovie as even a large folder of files takes just seconds.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 12:59 PM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)
Thanks QuickTimeKirk - I've read about that feature but didnt see the older version on my machine, so before going down that path I wanted to see if there were any quick fixes to iMovie.
Any idea if the current version of iMovie runs in 64-bit mode? If not, is there a way to get it running in 64-bit mode? Seems like it's only able to utilize an incredibly small amount of resources and, frankly, it feels like Apple intentionally doesnt fortify iMovie because they want to encourage users to upgrade to Final Cut Pro.
I'll take a look at the Quicktime Player Pro 7 and see if that solves things
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to cperdue)
Since I've never owned a "movie" camera I've relied on QuickTime Player Pro to create my "videos".
iMovie has long been Apple's "consumer" grade verswion of software and it works, for the most part, with most modern camera formats and Apple has improved it to work with them. My old iMac G3 DV (Special Edition) was one of the first to have a version of iMovie but the hardware (out of the box) wasn't enough to capture more than a few minutes of video.
iMovie is a "video" capture, conversion and editing software package and it's really not designed to work with still image formats. It can do wonderful things with video but QuickTime Player Pro, and iPhoto are the best tools for still images.
iPhoto can create some wonderful slide show "movies" with fancy transitions.
But your request to use "image sequence" files brings a new level of issues that iMovie and iPhoto can't easily resolve.
If, you've planned ahead and named your individual files "in sequence", you should have no trouble importing them in QuickTime Player Pro ($30). It's a very powerful editing and creation tool.