Still Image Sequence File Input

Last Updated: May 10, 2016 04:48PM PDT
A growing number of camera and mobile devices have the option to export video out as individual frames as a sequence of image files (i.e. Time Lapse footage). Squeeze Server 4 provides the ability to import "Sequenced Image Files" in the form of .jpg or .tif files.

To import image sequences follow these steps:
  1. Create a new Watch Folder and check the box labeled "Merge multiple videos or image sequences with sequential file names into one output within a folder under the watchfolder source directory "
  2. Specify your Source Location
    • Your Sequenced Still Image Files will need to be 2 folders deep (e.g. SequencedImageFiles > Jan1 > IMG 1234.jpg), you would then create the Watch Folder to direct to the folder named "SequencedImageFiles". Server then scans the folders within this directory and searches for files that are sequentially named. This allows for encoding multiple sets of Sequenced Image Files.
    • Files contained withing the folder need to be sequentially named for Squeeze to recognize the sequence (e.g. IMG 1234.jpg, IMG 1235.jpg, IMG 1236.jpg, etc.)
    • The following file names will not work: 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg, etc. - Squeeze needs all files in the Sequence to share a prefix
  3.  Select your desired Preset(s)
  4.  Specify your Destination Location
  5.  Create Watch Folder
Note: Squeeze Server requires a Frame Rate to be set when converting a sequence of still images into a video, there are two methods for this:

 Use the Global Server Setting labeled "Default Image Sequence Frame Rate (Specifies the default frame rate for image sequences.)". By default Squeeze will set the Frame Rate for all Sequenced Still Image jobs to this value (30fps by default)
 You can override the global default setting for an image set by setting the desired fps in the name of the folder (e.g. SequencedImageFiles > Jan1fps60)

Examples of sequence folder names used to specify the image sequence frame rate:
  •   DaveImageSeqfps29_97 --> 29.97 fps
  •   DaveImageSeqfps30 --> 30 fps
  •   DaveImageSeqFPS30 --> 30 fps
  •   DaveImageSeqFps30 --> 30 fps
  •   DaveImageSeqfps30_0 --> 30 fps
  •   DaveImageSeqfps0_5 --> .5 fps
  •   DaveImageSeqfps_5 --> .5 fps
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