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January 23rd, 2011

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05:17 pm - Brickvention video ...
So, at the start of Brickvention, I set up a camera to take photos at 10-second intervals. It took 650 of them, and now I've made them into a video.
With a bit of luck, it'll show up below (my first attempt to embed a video, anything could happen!).

And how was Brickvention, you ask ? Mad ! But lots of fun. I'm not sure yet how many people we had come to the public display, but at one point, the queue went from the Town Hall, along Collins, Russell, Little Collins, and back down Swanston to the Town Hall again !
And we had lots of AFOLs (and TFOLs and KFOLs too!) along on Saturday for various Lego-related fun and games. It was all good ... bring on 2012 !
Current Mood: geekygeeky

(5 touches | En garde !)


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Date:January 23rd, 2011 06:33 am (UTC)
You need to timestamp the video :)
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Date:January 23rd, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
What did you use to assemble 650 photos into a video. This is something I've wanted to do.
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Date:January 23rd, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
I used a program called "ffmpeg" - the exact command was this :
ffmpeg -r 10 -b 1800 -i %04d.jpg test1800.mp4

"-r 10" means encode at 10 fps, "-b 1800" means 1800kbit/s, and "-i %04d.jpg" means it takes image files starting with 0000.jpg and works up from there.
I got the command from here.

(I had to rename and resize the files first, I used some shell loops to do that ... )
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Date:January 23rd, 2011 07:55 am (UTC)

Something happened.

It may help to mark the checkbox asking if you want to use the old format code (an embeedded flash object rather than the modern iframe which isn't supported by everything yet). I fell into that trap when they changed the default coding for embeds last week.

Still, looks like lots of people visited. But where were the Lego skyscrapers and functional space shuttles. You'll have to do better next time.

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Date:January 23rd, 2011 09:38 am (UTC)
I enjoyed that - thanks for posting it.

(BTW, I didn't see an embedded video, but the link certainly worked).

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