First Friday Hackathon - July 11, 2014

11 Jul 2014

With the July 4th weekend the hackathon was moved to the second friday of the month.

My project for this event was to create an animated gif from a video. I started using OpenCV, but its just more complicated and four hours (minus an hour for talking and eating) isn’t enough time to get really deep into a technology. I changed to using ffmpeg and imagemagick based on work done by another member of the group several hackathons ago.

ffmpeg -ss 0 -i $1 -t 5 -s 640x480 -f image2 %03d.png
convert -delay 1x25 -coalesce -fuzz 1% -layers OptimizeTransparency -loop 0 *png $1.gif
rm *.png
open -a "Safari" $1.gif