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How to create a time lapse video similar to this one with OSX:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfcgzqgdLUY

I have all the photos I just need some help creating it? Any ideas?

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You have a Mac? Well, it should have come with iMovie, which is part of the iLife package. using iMovie, you can simply drag and drop the images from the folder they are in, onto the editing time line. Space them out according to how fast you want them to display, drag and drop a song onto the audio portion of the time line, and export it as a movie. iMovie'11

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Do you know how to remove the default zooming of the images? –  TheLearner Mar 26 '12 at 14:56
    
According to Apple, zooming isn't a default, but rather an effect that can be applied to change the feel of the movie. iMovie should NOT be zooming in on any of the images. Make sure you are not cropping any of the images you add, as this will give the impression of Zooming. Try selecting the images you add, and ensuring No Effect have been applied. –  Bon Gart Mar 26 '12 at 15:10
    
Tried that doesn't work. I simply added a bunch of equally sized images and then it creates the zoom in zoom out event as a transition –  TheLearner Mar 26 '12 at 15:50
    
Hmm...Well..."In iMovie, choose File > New Project. The File menu appears in a light gray bar across the top of your computer screen. To apply a theme to your project, select one of the themes presented below Project Themes. If you don’t want to add any theme-based elements to your project, select No Theme." So make sure you are not selecting a theme for your project. It is entirely possible that the theme being applied to your project is also applying the transition between images. They cover adding and removing transitions here support.apple.com/kb/PH2115 –  Bon Gart Mar 26 '12 at 15:54

On any platform, including OSX, use the image toolkit that comes with ImageMagick to convert a series of images to a video with this command:

convert *.jpg myvideo.mpeg

The images should have a unique numeric sequence number for a prefix, either the time of the image or simply _001 etc. (like cap_001.jpg, cap_002.jpg etc)

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