a good program for converting images into movies of different formats is
Hi Pymol/CCP4 users,
Can anyone recommend an MPEG encoder that handles
larger-than-usual images? Specifically, I'd like to make a movie that plays
as "full-screen" at some reasonable resolution, such as 1024x768 (or maybe
1. Handles large images gracefully. (I don't
care if images have to be multiples of 16 pixels or not).
2. Can weave together an image stream (e.g.,
movie*.tga) AND an audio track (mp3 required; other formats would be nice)...movie
must have a soundtrack.
3. Produces high-quality output (no glitches,
raspy noise in audio, etc.).
4. Uses readily-available (standard?) codecs
(for the Windows world, unfortunately), i.e., not looking for bleeding edge.
Cross platform compatibility of the output MPEG would be a definite plus.
5. Can be tweaked (e.g., different I/O settings,
6. Executables for different platforms (Linux,
7. Low cost (shareware? I'm by-and-large disappointed
with "professional" s/w these days!). But if there is something that really
works well (i.e., does all of the above flawlessly, and more), I'm willing
I have looked at a fair number of free/shareware
programs, as well as some rather expensive "professional" (read bloated)
software. The best I've found so far is TMPGEnc from http://www.tmpgenc.net/ , which is very fast,
easy to use, and made very nice ouput (MPEG-2). Unfortunately, it does not
handle images larger than 720 x 576 pixels.
Some (like HTVideo6.0) seem to promise good
things, but then produce low-quality (glitchy) output, or take hours to compress
what TMPGEnc can do in a couple of minutes.
(apologies if you got this message twice)
David Borhani, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Biochemistry
Smail: Abbott Bioresearch Center, Inc.
100 Research Drive
Worcester, MA 01605 U.S.A.
MPI fuer Biochemie
Am Klopferspitz 18a