Saturday, 3 February 2018

Creating Sony FDR-X3000 Timelapse in Linux

The Sony FDR-X3000 only produces a series of images in a folder, in order to create a timelapse video these images need to be processed by other means. In my case I exported them from the camera onto my Linux Mint 18 desktop.

Sony FDR-X3000 settings-
  • Images 4K
  • Frame Interval 2secs
  • Image count 600 frames
Linux Setup
  • Download this BASH script
  • Copy/Move into your root/bin folder
  • Make executable
  • Open terminal as ROOT type chmod +x
  • open terminal where images are stored
  • type
  • on error permission denied type sudo 
  • on error mencoder not found type sudo apt-get install mencoder
  • once errors addressed, you need to retype
  • just follow the prompts that come up on the screen
I've actually used the script to create a timelapse from images taken by my Huawei P8 Lite, so I guess it can be used by any device that creates sequential named images.

About the script. There is probably a much more efficient way to create this as I'm not too good at writing these types of code. Feel free to view, modify, or complete rewrite it as you see fit. There is already 1 modification I see that needs to bed added, and that is a 100fps option on the output.

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