I’m finally releasing both the application and the source code of Image2Movie, a simple little Mac OS X application to take a series of still images and create a high quality H.264 movie.
I created this program because I needed a way to create high quality movies from my numerical simulations, and Matlab’s moving making functions just weren’t cutting the mustard. Scroll to the bottom of the Quasigeostrophic ocean eddies page and check out the fluid transport and potential vorticity movies for examples.
I will follow up with a post on my Matlab workflow at some point soon here.
The source code is remarkably small—it’s only about 200 lines of actual code, but there’s almost no error checking.