Need to create a short (timelapse-like) video from digital camcorder video

By SNGX1275
May 1, 2013
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  1. Just for fun I want to take some video that I record with a very cheap digital video camera, and speed it up to make 30 minutes condensed down to maybe 2 or 3. Currently it is at 29.97fps motion jpeg video (which sucks, but its a cheap camera and I don't need insane quality for this). I was thinking out of that roughly 30 fps, I really only need 2 or 3 depending on the finished length I decide. I'm sure there is software to do something like this, but I searched a bit on my own and didn't come up with much. I do not need to keep the audio in my original video.

    I was pretty sure I had asked this before in here, but a quick forum search didn't turn it up.

    I'm hoping for freeware, but if there is a decent pay alternative that isn't a full professional (expensive) thing then that will be ok.

    Essentially the video is a 'dash cam' and I really just want to see some routes I drive sped up a lot. So this isn't a terribly serious project, but in a few months I may be getting a Go Pro or something similar and recording mountain bike rides, so anything I can learn now may come in handy in the future.
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    SNGX1275 likes this.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 10,675   +389

    That batch processing link looks promising...

    Edit: Got a little confused on that. It seems to hold true to its "batch" aspect rather than just a single file. I have a single file at 30fps, I want to make 1 more single file at 30fps but with maybe 10% of the original.
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    By the way, why can't you just speed up the video?
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 10,675   +389

    That is pretty much what I want to do. But I want it to be a new file at 10% or so of the size, not the same file played back faster in software.
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,316   +326

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