Photoshop: Rendering an Image Sequence

TechShop: Photoshop: Rendering an Image Sequence

This guide is designed to allow you to convert a folder of images into a quicktime movie. This can be refereed to as an animatic. In animation and special effects work, the storyboarding stage may be followed by simplified mock-ups called "animatics" to give a better idea of how the scene will look and feel with motion and timing. At its simplest, an animatic is a series of still images edited together and displayed in sequence.


Step 1 Prepare files
* Your final files can be in various image formats (tiff, psd, jpeg, png)
* I would save you images as Jpeg or Png files for video work.
* Your image files must be named sequentially -for example yourname_001.jpg, yourname_002.jpg

Step 2 File > Open
Step 3 Select first Image, tick on Image Sequence
Step 4 Select Frames per second e.g 30 images at 1 FPS will be a 30 second film with each image on screen for 1 second.
Step 5 File > Export > Render to Video
Step 6 Type in a name for your Movie (e.g. and click Render.
Step 7 Open your completed Movie in Quicktime and check it looks good !


How do I adjust my video sequence to make it smaller ?
The default is to use the Animation Codec (no compression) which is great for high quality but not for online?
Step 1
Click Settings like to Quicktime
Step 2
Click Settings again
Step 3
Select codec (h264 will give high quality but a smaller file size)
You can of course adjust a number of options for different results in quality and file size.



Wikipedia JPEG
Wikipedia PNG
Images for Video (Adobe Doc)
Import Image Sequence (Adobe Doc)
Video Tutorial on Import image sequences
Adobe Video on image sequences

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