A simple script to make time-lapse videos from screencapture images
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Screen capture time-lapse

A simple script to make time-lapse videos of your work.

Using it is as simple as following those two steps.

Examples

Me and @pinakes working on Draw!: about 2 hours of design and development.

Step 1

Run capture.sh to start grabbing your screen:

$ ./capture.sh

When you want to make a break just stop the process using ctrl-c and restart when you're done.

Default capture rate is one screenshot every 4 seconds.

Step 2

Run make_movie.sh to create the time-lapse video composing screencapture images:

$ ./make_movie.sh

This script produces by default a file called timelapse_<unix-timestamp>.mov at 24 fps.

Step 3

Delete screen captures:

$ ./clean_up.sh

Notes

  1. You need ffmpeg to make the time-lapse video.
  2. If you're running this script on Linux you need to install imagemagick to take screenshoots.

Inspired by

http://labs.laan.com/wp/2011/01/how-to-make-time-lapse-screencaptures-of-your-design-work-for-free-mac/