How to edit individual frames of a movie.

By korrupt
Sep 23, 2006
  1. Hey guys,

    I have this short movie (3 odd seconds) that I need to edit every frame of. After these frames have been edited, I need to be able to play it again. I have photoshop. Would I need any other programs for it, or would this do? Also, how would I do this the easiest?


  2. tekNerd

    tekNerd TS Rookie Posts: 40

    You could use VirtualDub to save every frame as a image sequence and take every frame (image) and edit. But even is 3 second thats a lot of work.
    After your editing u can use VirtualDub to "recompile" the movie again.
    The other method is to use the avi import plugin for The Gimp and see from there how to do it. It's working only with uncompressed avi files, but for 3 seconds is not that much, IMHO.
    Maybe is there a plugin for photoshop, I don't know.
    I heard about Cinepaint, but the Windows version is very old and I don't know how to use it. Yet!
    Hope this helps!

    Peace out!
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Basically I NEED to use photoshop to do this, so yeh, I'll probably have to extract every frame and edit them individually:(

    Also I need to keep the sound as well...

    Any more ideas?


  4. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190


    it would be about 90 frames
    if you have video editing software you would just drag n drop the frames into the video track and use some other software to extract audio from the orignal
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    sony vegas
    you will need to demux thats seperate the image from the sound
    is this already mpg format??
    videoredo plus is faster for some process's
    my image edit choice would be photoimpact

    so many programs so little time
  6. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    doesn't ImageReady have some support for animations/videos?
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    looks like it will do want they want don't know the output file format ?
    it does combine with afteraffects and livemotion.
    just a creature of habit find adobe learning curve frustrative
    once you get into one typ'o softs hard to let go
    was doing all my conversion with mainconcept nero did not seem to work
    got a nero fix and now allmost my conversion is with nero
    just can't find the time to fig out virtualdub
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