Tag Archive for 'stopmotion'


I’m in Hawaii up Mauna Kea doing some observing on the JCMT. Here’s the Keck laser guide star, click the image for a quick movie of the Earth turning.

Keck Laser

Keck Laser

Stop motion movies on my mac

I spent a wee bit of time getting this right… but it’s easy enough to make a stop motion movie like this one from a bunch of still frames. Previously I’ve used FrameByFrame, which is pretty good, but one can also do it on the command line with the ImageMagick command convert and mpeg2vidcodec, which you can get with Fink (with rsync). Then the command is:

convert *.jpg -quality 50 mov.mpeg