StereoMovieBuilder v0.3 - Aug 2010

StereoMovieBuilder is a simple tool for building a video file from a set of still pictures.

Script file

A script file is a simple text file, listing the pictures to include in the video.
To give better control on the generated movie, special commands can be used in the script.

List of available commands

Notes: The names of the commands are not case sensitive. Durations are expressed in seconds and can be a decimal number.

List of available Convert modes

0B&W anaglyph to be used with Red and Green glasses
1B&W anaglyph to be used with Red and Blue glasses
2Pseudo-color anaglyph to be used with Red and Cyan glasses
3Interlace images (left first)
4Interlace images (right first)
5B&W anaglyph to be used with Red and Cyan glasses
6Pseudo-color anaglyph to be used with Yellow and Blue glasses
7Same as 2 but red right channel is used for the green channel
8Interlace images vertically (left first)
9Interlace images vertically (right first)
10Half-color anaglyph to be used with Red and Cyan glasses
11Pseudo-color anaglyph to be used with Green and Magenta glasses or polarized LCD
12Red-Cyan anaglyph using Eric Dubois formula
15Red-Cyan anaglyph using a partial Imre-Dub method
16Half-color anaglyph to be used with Yellow and Blue glasses
19Convert to monoscopic (takes left or right chip depending on the Transpose command).
20Side-by-side, half-width format (horizontally compressed).

List of available Transition effects

The transitions used in StereoMovieBuilder are those used by Microsoft Internet Explorer. Most can be used by StereoMovieBuilder:
Fade, Barn, Blinds, CheckerBoard, GradientWipe, Inset, Iris, Pixelate, RadialWipe, RandomBars, RandomDisolve, RevealTrans, Slide, Spiral, Stretch, Strips, Wheel, Wipe, ZigZag

Limitations of the current version



1) Build a smaller anaglyph movie (640x480, mode 12) from side-by-side crossed-eye images (so we need to transpose each picture). The video will stay 2s on the first picture (repeated 48 times) and then will display each of the remaining pictures for just one video frame until the ending title (shown for 6s) located in the Titles subfolder.

>Path=C:\Program Files\POV-Ray for Windows v3.5\Misc\AnimB

AnimB000.png *2
Titles\Title_End.png	*6

2) Using transition effects: starts with 1/2s black screen then fade in slowly during 4s on the first image, display it 1/2s, fade in on next image. Then starts a sequence of pictures, starting with picture named MP_scenesG002.png and looking for pictures MP_scenesG003.png, MP_scenesG004.png,...


MP_scenesG000.png   *0.5

MP_scenesG001.png   *1.5

3) Transitions et effet Ken Burns.

; Fade transition from picture 130 to a zoomed part of picture 589

; Continue with a Ken Burns effects, panning slowly horizontally accross the picture 589.

; After the panning is complete, slowly unzoom to show the whole picture.
; Note that the Source_Rect of this KBE is the same as the Target_Rect of the previous KBE.

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