Very creative way to show 2700+ pictures in less than 8 mins.

2009 January 28th

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This is Japan

Eric Testroete, after his trip to Japan ended up with 3000+ pictures he took, about 46 gigs of files. He made a video with 2700+ pictures of his trip. The video is titled “This is Japan” and is less than eight minutes in length. So, if you want to show thousand of pictures in a few minutes, this is a great way to show them.

We never went there with the plan to do this, but one night we were looking at the pictures so far. We held down the button to get through the pictures faster and we noticed it looked fairly cool. I figured it would be a good idea to make a video this way.

I used lightroom to crop and process all the images (its good at doing batch stuff), Métamorphose to rename the exported files into a numbered sequence, sony vegas to cut to music, then virtual dub to compress and scale.

The video is running at 6 frames a second. I originally took 3340 pictures, but doing the math there should be about 2760 images in the video. The camera was a pentax k20d and I brought an external hard drive to save what ended up being 46 gigs in raw files.

You can watch his video here:

Please let me know what you think of this “technique”, and also if you know or have done a similar video, please post a link in the comments.

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