Advanced photography workflow tips.

As always a work in progress.....Think of this as my personal work in progress whiteboard.

Ultimate convert images to a movie.

ffmpeg -r 30 -f image2 -start_number 2786 -i IMG_%04d.JPG -vf hflip,vflip,scale=1920:-1 -codec:v prores -profile:v 3

recursively resize. (careful)

find . -name '*.jpg' -o -name '*.JPG' -print0 | xargs -0 mogrify -resize 1024">" -quality 40
find . -name "*.JPG~" -type f -delete

Move odd numbered images to a directory called odd.

mkdir odd; mv *[13579].JPG odd

likewise copy

mkdir odd; cp *[13579].JPG odd

then to quickly make another sequence out of those files...

Making image files into an ordered number sequence.

ffmpeg -r 30 -f image2 -i %04d.JPG -vf hflip,vflip,scale=1920:-1 -codec:v prores -profile:v 3


for file in *.UFR ; do mv $file `echo $file | sed 's/\(.*\.\)UFR/\1ufraw/'` ; done

ufraw-batch *.ufraw --out-type=jpeg

ffmpeg -i -vcodec prores -profile:v NUMBER -an

For different flavors of ProRes replace NUMBER with a number from zero to 3 where:

0 : ProRes422 (Proxy)

1 : ProRes422 (LT)

2 : ProRes422 (Normal)

3 : ProRes422 (HQ)

ffmpeg -f image2 -r 30 -i a_%04d.jpg -codec:v prores -profile:v 3

#max size that works so far 5008x3339 pixels. not sure if the limitation is on the width or height.

new hyperlapse workflow?

open --args /Volumes/VIDEOS/RAW_TIMELAPSE/20140806\ tungee2\ 200mm/2ndsession/


isight or any other camera high quality capture

(it will do up to 100fps)

ffmpeg -f qtkit -video_device_index 0 -i "" -r 30 -codec:v prores -profile:v 1
ffmpeg -f qtkit -list_devices true -i ""


registax --- works on star videos!

turn in camera sharpening off !!.

ffmpeg -i MVI_9673.MOV -vcodec rawvideo -acodec none MVI_9673.avi
for i in *.MOV
ffmpeg -i $i \
-acodec none \
-vcodec rawvideo \
$(echo $i | sed 's/\.MOV$//').avi



also need to install ufraw

convert *.CR2 -average average.jpg

try tif output (many, bits)

convert *.CR2 -average average.jpg

-complex operator

perform complex mathematics on an image sequence

Choose from these operators:

add conjugate divide magnuitude-phase multiply real-imaginary subtract


The best tool for the command line on osx.


ML Raw


luminance HDR