Looking of info on import video footage into GIMP......

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  1. foxback

    foxback New Member

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    I'm new to all this & in need of help.
    I did a search, but found nothing.
    Thanks. :)
     
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    because GIMP is only for image manipulation/creation. So you may only work with static images or .GIF animations
     
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    I think that a video can be converted into layers and then run like an animated gif. So you can edit each layer but the result will only be a gif. :wilber:
     
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    Rod Moderator Staff Member

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    You can use GAP to import video frames into Gimp.
     
  5. foxback

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    Ok thanks guys, :) I want to try this out from fence post on adding video to gimp.
    <a class="postlink" href="http://fence-post.deviantart.com/gallery/59724#/dmu1e0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://fence-post.deviantart.com/gallery/59724#/dmu1e0</a>

    I down loaded it, & he says to: In the main GIMP window, go to the Xtns Menu > Split Video Into Frames > Extract Videorange.

    I am new to this & I am stuck already, lol.
    What does he mean by, In the main GIMP window, go to the Xtns Menu?

    I can’t find it. And how do I use & find Gap??
    Any help, would be great, thanks. :)
     
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    GAP tut will help you boost your skill using Gap.
     
  8. Rod

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    That is an old tutorial for an older version of Gimp.Hence the xtns menu item mentioned,
    The filter is from GAP.Gimps Animation Package.
     
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    Ok I've down loaded to files.

    But again the window pages is too long for me to use. :question:
     
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    Im not sure if this helps but what the hey:
    In the gimp window you have:
    File|Edit|Layers|etc........|Video(I think!)
    Go: Video > Split Video Into Frames > Extract Videorange
    Then save them as something...
    Then use open to open the first frame, then with that frame already open you use open as layers to open the rest.
    Save as .gif

    I belive that is the basics...
     
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    Ok guys,

    after I save a vid. & try to, Split Video Into Frames > Extract Videorange. I get a error code: Gimp message execution error.
    It says it is a unknown file type.

    What am I doing wrong. :question:
    Thanks. :)
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    What is the file extention for the video file ? ...
    Ive always used mp4 i think
     
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    OK,
    I am new to this, & not sure if I'm doing this right.
    But I just go to u-tube play a vid. I open the file window,then look in properties.

    Then see it says that type, is not available.
    I can get the url, but I'm not sure if that is what I need.
    How do I get the file extention. :question:

    Thanks. :)
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    Are you trying to put a youtube link into the program ? ...
    You need to download it!
    I suggest <a class="postlink" href="http://keepvid.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://keepvid.com/</a>
    For most vids you try to download there is a mp4 option
    Go for that or you might have to convert it...
     
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    OK, I am trying to add video to a Gimp project using this link.
    <a class="postlink" href="http://fence-post.deviantart.com/art/Adding-Video-to-GIMP-Projects-38353032" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://fence-post.deviantart.com/art/Ad ... s-38353032</a>

    Yes I was just playing with a you tube video to get the hang of it.
    So I need to download it first, & not just save it then right?
    Then convert it, then go to gap, & then go to the Split Video Into Frames > Extract Videorange.

    Right. :question:
    Thanks for the help. :)
     
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    This image should explain it better for you.You can save the image for future reference.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh...
    I didn't know you could extract into a gif... ive always extracted into .xcfs or .pngs and then opened the layers and then saved as .gif.... :p
     
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    Ok thanks guys, thanks Rod for the page info. :)
    I''ll give it a try & let you guys know how I do with it.
     
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    @ Maffee - Believe it or not i am still finding new things in Gimp.


    @ foxback - You bet.Good luck with your project. :)
     
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    @Rod:
    Me to, its amazing what you discover when you play around with stuff.
     

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