Command Line Version of Time Lapse Assembler
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tlassemble

tlassemble is a simple Mac OS X command line utility that combines a sequence of images into a movie. A GUI version, Time Lapse Assembler, is also available for download.

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Building and Installation

For the simplest installation, use homebrew:

$ brew install tlassemble

To build from source you must install XCode and the XCode developer tools, then:

$ git clone https://github.com/dbridges/cocoa-tlassemble.git
$ cd cocoa-tlassemble
$ make
$ sudo cp tlassemble /usr/local/bin/ # or your own local bin directory

Usage

$ tlassemble INPUTDIRECTORY OUTPUTFILENAME [OPTIONS]

Examples

$ tlassemble ./images time_lapse.mov
$ tlassemble ./images time_lapse.mov -fps 30 -height 720 -codec h264 -quality high
$ tlassemble ./images time_lapse.mov -quiet yes

Options

-fps: Frames per second for final movie can be anywhere between 0.1 and 60.0.
-height: If specified images are resized proportionally to height given.
-codec: Codec to use to encode can be 'h264' 'photojpeg' 'raw' or 'mpv4'.
-quality: Quality to encode with can be 'high' 'normal' 'low'.
-quiet: Set to 'yes' to suppress output during encoding.
-reverse: Set to 'yes' to reverse the order that images are displayed in the movie.

License

tlassemble can be distributed in accordance with the BSD New license. See the top of tlassemble.m for full license terms.