I'm having a great time revisiting ffmpeg and tinkering about, but can anybody assist me with streamlining the 'still image/add cross-fade/save as gif' process, please?
I'm trying to eradicate the need to convert still pictures to an intermediate video file (to add a cross-fade) before reading through the video to extract a gif palette file and then reading through it a second time to convert the video to gif. (My efforts are unpleasant to see and the palette file is, so far, unreadable).
Can anybody tell us if it's feasible to use the video creation routine below to feed the palette creation, and then the final gif, directly? (Or to pick up the palette stream and get the thing done in one pass?) It isn't that rm and del aren't options, system depending, but the fewer intermediate processes, the less to go wrong when my back's turned.
ffmpeg -i "nlm%2d.png" -vf zoompan=d=4/3:fps=1/3,framerate=25:interp_start=0:interp_end=255:scene=100 - c:v mpeg4 -b:v 5M -q:v 0 out.mp4 F:\Users\QuinB\WF - ffmpeg\crossfade>dir 13/11/2018 21:35 28,553 nlm01.png 13/11/2018 21:35 26,351 nlm02.png 13/11/2018 21:35 28,400 nlm03.png 13/11/2018 21:35 31,235 nlm04.png 13/11/2018 21:35 34,553 nlm05.png 14/11/2018 11:50 1,177,150 out.mp4
Having created the mp4 file, we're using the well-known (and almost unmodified) sequence:
ffmpeg -v warning -i out.mp4 -vf fps=10,palettegen -y out_palette.png ffmpeg -v warning -i out.mp4 -i out_palette.png -lavfi "fps=10[x]; [x][1:v] paletteuse" -y out.gif
With thanks to the forum folk who've shared their knowledge and been responsible for much of my ffmpeg education already. QB