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I want to create a small videos in Windows from still images, and trying to find some open source software for the same.

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  • I don't understand why people are making edit and downgrading the points? Is this English writing forum or what? Please try to stick to requirement rather than CLEAN English.
    – atp9
    Sep 28, 2015 at 7:37

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FFMPeg is the Swiss Army Knife of the Video world and it is free, open source & cross platform including Windows.

If you are not afraid of the command like then you can do what you need quite handily.

e.g.: ffmpeg -framerate 1/5 -start_number 126 -i img%03d.png -c:v libx264 -r 30 -pix_fmt yuv420p out.mp4

I would also suggest checking out MoviePy, which uses ffmpeg under the hood, with several other tools, and allows things like creating a video clip from a single of image as simple as:

myclip = ImageClip("some_picture.jpeg", duration=10)

or from a sequence:

clip = ImageSequenceClip(['image_file1.jpeg', ...], fps=24)

or from text:

clip = TextClip("Hello !", font="Amiri-Bold", fontsize=70, color="black")
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  • It seems to be meeting the expectation of making videos but any idea about adding effects to frames or some sort of animation it allows? Also, is there a UI for the same. Ya. I may sound bit lazy but thought to check if you are aware of any.
    – atp9
    Sep 10, 2015 at 6:42
  • There are several GUIs for ffmpeg but not all of them expose all of the controls, for fade in/out see bogotobogo.com/FFMpeg/… but you can do almost anything by generating intermediate images with tools like gimp, imagemagick, etc. Take a look at Avanti, AutoMKV. & WinFF. Sep 10, 2015 at 6:57
  • @tbp_09 - I have added some information about a pythonic way of using ffmpeg that you may like. Oct 3, 2015 at 9:45

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