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I have sequence of images


I would like to create a video where every image is shown for 0.2 seconds (or maybe some other frame rate). On Mac OS, Quicktime 7 can open the image sequence and I can save it as a *.mov file.

Is there a similar functionality in the Windows Media Player or some other software that is part of the Windows 7 installation? (I am sure that are many third party softwares doing stuff like that, but I would prefer not to install anything)

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I would prefer not to install anything

For some reason, the most recent versions of Movie Maker for Windows Vista and 7 don't have all the features and transitions you can find on earlier builds.

One developer decided to take matters into his own hands and create a portable version of Windows Movie Maker based on Movie Maker 2.1. You can run Portable Windows Movie Maker on any computer with Windows XP, Vista, or 7. Since it's portable, you can run it from a USB flash drive or a folder on your hard drive without installing it.

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Movie Maker, being a Microsoft product, only supports WMV as output format. If you want MOV, then you'll need a third party application.

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+1 for seeing that part about .MOV file. The correct answer then would be "no, there's no way without installing anything". – caliban Sep 8 '09 at 19:17

Well, it's erm part of the Windows 7 installation package I would say - since it's available as a component of Windows Live Essentials... Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows Live Photo Gallery has this feature.

Windows Live Essentials

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erm ... how would you create a 'video sequence' with Live Photo Gallery? AFAIK the output formats are limited to BMP, JPEG (JPG), GIF, PNG and TIFF (TIF). – Molly7244 Sep 8 '09 at 18:36
On top, Molly dear. See that "Make A Movie" button? (screenshot attached in answer). – caliban Sep 8 '09 at 18:53
doesn't work without the mighty movie maker though, does it? ^^ – Molly7244 Sep 8 '09 at 19:05
does work with the titanic movie maker though, does it? :) it's an option there... and it makes more sense to bundle that option there (it's crazy trying to ID photos for your video through Movie Maker). SuperUsers I think is not just about which software - it is sometimes about which way. – caliban Sep 8 '09 at 19:12
true enough :) – Molly7244 Sep 8 '09 at 19:20

You can use Adobe Premiere Elements for that or VideoSpin from Pinnacle.

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