Been out of work now for about 6 months. Got bored and started going through my pics, and realized I had thousands of them stashed around on different drives. Kids, work, parties, etc, so I figured I would take this idle time and doing some learning and at the same time present people with slideshows, videos etc.
So I came across this site, and man, I love it to death. It's only been about a week and i've already made about 100 photo Mosaics. It's almost addicting.
So THANK YOU for developing this, and for being highly active on these boards.
I've read the instructions over and over, I've clicked about every butting there is on this program, but alas, I need an expert.
My first test video is about a 10 minute clip of a girl swimming around the pool. And here's my progress...
** I was able to follow the instructions to extract TILES from that video
** I now have a folder with 1,000 .jpg files in it, the naming sequence is FR0000, FR00002, FR00003, etc
** I used the first file to test it out, made a photo mosaic using all the recommended setting and it looked good; so I was rdy to roll
Here's where I am lost. I have 1,000 files that make up that movie stashed in that folder. I used the "sequential setting", changed everything I could to indicate "video", and i've made about 6 mosaics so far. Each .JPG gets turned into a video clip ranging from 1 to 4 seconds... but it keeps using the same exact file. So now I have FR00002, FR00002(1), FR00002(2), and so on,
Now my questions...
*** Am I required to use THOSE extracted pictures in THAT folder for this? Or can I use my regular stash of files? If so, how do I direct the program to use the extracted files for the main pic and the other random pics for the inner tiles?
*** Do I have to manually insert each "main" photo, 1 at a time as the previous mosaic is completed?
*** Is there a general rule of thumb as far as frames per minute? I'm pretty sure I have too many. I have no problem picking out every 2nd or 3rd extracted tile, but that's not really a concern right now, trial and error will help out there.
Thanks for whatever answer I get from you folks.