While image sequences are not supported in VideoStitch Studio v2.0.0,
it is still possible process image sequence projects using command line.
You can already start stitching time-lapse footage by editing the *.ptv file manually to, here's how:
- Open the VideoStitch Studio project (*.ptv file) with a text editor.
- Replace each input file name property by the name containing an image sequence pattern.
- Open the project in VideoStitch Studio (use Ctrl+F5 to reload the current project).
The pattern can be used anywhere in the file name and follow this convention:
% - marks the beginning of the pattern.
0 - the 'blank' character used by the pattern, usually zero.
n - an integer (0~9) the length of the pattern.
i - marks the end of the pattern.
%03i: 000, 001, 002, 003 ...
%05i: 00000, 00001, 00002, 00003 ...
The file name is on line 40 in this example:
For which this pattern
../%03i_A.jpg describes the following image sequence:
../000_A.jpg ../001_A.jpg ../002_A.jpg ../003_A.jpg
The project will open normaly in VideoStitch Studio. However, there's one limitation:
- If your image sequence doesn't start from 0 VideoStitch Studio won't auto detect the first frame. To overcome this limitation, you can set the project's
first_frameparameter directly in your *.ptv file.
- Make sure to keep a backup of the project you've manually edited. And use the "save a copy and send to batch" option for processing. This will avoid overwriting the
first_frameparameter when working on your project.