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I need an app that can convert my iOS screen recording videos to animated gifs
- can’t be Adobe CC or anything too complicated. I need to get dozens of support staff using this and they want a simple solution
- doesn’t need to be free, but can’t be an expensive subscription like CC
- the input and output doesn’t get stored in the cloud. Must process in high end iPhone or MacBook Pro.
- frame rate can be low but resolution must be high. This is for people to demonstrate how to do something on their phone (like a demo of the settings, etc.)
- not worried about file size control as long as the text is readable.
I’ve tried the built in iOS shortcuts, the quality of even a short video is total shit. Unreadable.
Yesterday I noticed how east it is to make an animated gif in Procreate. Looking for something easy like that but for simply converting a video
Help me qb-wan, you’re my only hope
- Thanks but as I said, “I’ve tried the built in iOS shortcuts, the quality of even a short video is total shit. Unreadable.”nb
- you must be doing something wrong. i've test screen caps of navigation and video with only the outdoor video looking bad.imbecile
- Pretty hard to make mistakes there are very few options, but I will try againnb
- are you saving out then looking at it? the preview looks shit but my gif looks great. I dunno?imbecile
- Yeah. 5s video, resulting gif looks like one of those pixelated memes that has deteriorated over the years lolnb
Did you try Gif Brewery?
I use ffmpeg on the command line. I created the preview GIF here (https://www.qbn.com/reply/41057... with this:
ffmpeg -ss 00:00:00 -to 00:00:05 -i input.mp4 -r 10 output.gif
The -ss and -to set the seconds to extract from the original video, and the -r sets the frame rate. I find lowering the frame-rate to at least 15 helps get the size down a lot.
I haven't explored the settings in depth but I assume there are ways of tweaking the output image quality more, possibly using the GIF equivalent of b-frames.
If literally anyone besides nb would have asked, I would have been glad to help with this.
Seeing nb struggling to use 1990's technology is hilarious tho.
The struggle is real.
1990's called nb, they want their crappy image format back lol
An improvement on my previous method. Use gifski (https://gif.ski/). There is a GUI tool, but if you want to use on commandline:
1. Export PNG frames:
ffmpeg -ss 00:00:00 -to 00:00:05 -i input.mp4 -r 10 frame%04d.png
2. Convert PNGs into a single GIF with gifski:
gifski -o clip.gif frame*.png
The quality and file size is amazing: https://qbn.com/reply/4105964/
did a lot of ffmpeg automated wank back in the day