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STYLEGUIDES

Create a GIF out of your movie

Written by daniel on 7. October 17:07

Following parts will be introduced in this guide
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01. What you need.
02. Import your clip into VirtualDub.
03. Change the frame rate and resolution.
04. Import your clip into Ulead Gif Animator 2.0.
05. Credits and copyright.


00. Introduction
There are many ways to convert AVI etc to GIF animations, this is "my" way.


01. What you need
First you will need VirtualDub, you can find the newest version here.
And you will need Ulead Gif Animator 2.0, which you can find here.


02. Import your clip into VirtualDub
Open your movie/clip in VirtualDub. First we have to remove the parts we don’t want in our final clip. Simply press “HOME” on your keyboard at the beginning of the movie/clip and “END” just before the part you want starts, now hit the “DELETE”-button. Press “HOME” where you want your clip to end and then press “END” at the end of the movie/clip. You should now only have the part of the movie/clip you want to convert to GIF. (Try to stay between 0-100 frames, 100 frames and above will give more than 1mb in file size.)



03. Change the frame rate and resolution
Now there are two things you will have to do to keep the file size down to reasonable amount, change the fps and resize your clip.

To change FPS: (CTRL + R) Video -> Frame Rate -> Convert to fps. -> Choose 10 as fps.


To change the resolution: (CTRL + F) Video -> Filers -> Add -> Resize -> Choose Lanczos3 as filter mode. For resolution try to keep stay on the same aspect ratio which means that if you change the width with 50% you have to do the same with height. Example: If your movie got 800x600 as resolution, you could go for 200x150 or 100x75.


Save as AVI uncompressed: File -> Save as AVI -> (Make sure you have Uncompressed under Video -> Compression) -> Save

Note: VirtualDub has to support your file. If VirtualDub does not support your file; try searching for your files file extension and the extension you want to convert it to. For example: Search for “convert .m2v to .avi” in www.google.com

Note 2: VirtualDub does not allow you to import WMV. To solve this you have import your WMV into Sony Vegas, VideoMach (or video converter of your choose) and export your clip as uncompressed.


04. Import your clip into Ulead Gif Animator 2.0
Start Ulead Gif Animator 2.0 and take “Open existing Video File” choose the file we made in VirtualDub. Take File -> Save As -> Save.
Take “Optimize with presets” and now “Finish” should appear, click it and you’re done.

Some examples from my interview with Sozou:

You can find the interview here.


05. Credits and copyright.
Guide made by: daniel

©2006 Style-Productions and Daniel Nielsen.
COMMENTS
#26f1sh 16. August 2008 03:23
downloaded fine for me :) (i have windows XP btw)
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