how to convert bitmaps to avi?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm using Terragen and would like to know how to convert (in the simplest way) a bunch of bitmaps into animation?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I use an open source proggy called VirtualDub for exactly the same purpose. Very easy to use, and comes with a variety of codecs to use.

http://www.virtualdub.org/

Here's the dounload page at sourceforge
http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/

You'll have to show us your animation when you are done. I'm quite into the terragen anims. You would also enjoy another forum I belong to dedicated to Terragen. http://www.ashundar.com/forums.php
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I agree, if you're making short animations (aren't Terragen animations always :) VirtualDub is great. But if you have over 50,000 images then it tends to be a bit slow. It's not really slow, it's much faster than Premiere, but it still needs like 20-30 seconds to open bigger batches. The only software I found amazingly fast with over 50,000 images was VideoMach. Didn't even require me to mark the first and the last file, just opened the first image and it would ask me to open entire batch. At that time I had to convert some bitmaps from time-lapse camera that was set to 1 fps. It was recording 24 hours a day and in 3 days it would generate like 250,000 images. That's lots of images, man. All programs I used (except that one) to convert bmps to avi would freeze for like 15-20 minutes just to open them. Some even couldn't open that many images.

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