# Re: accelerated movies

GRAPHICS WORKSHOP is the ultimate cheapy program. Us can use it free for as long as you want, but it is so good I sent em the 40 bucks.

it does EVERY FORMAT!

even makes exe files from any other format, so you just type in the file name IN DOS even, (as esoteric as unix) and it will run...

number as 1-800-263-1138 or get it on the web, I can't recall the url though

h Fritz

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From: jmfriedt@ens.ens-lyon.fr
To: Randolph Bentson <bentson@grieg.bentson.aa.net>
Cc: quickcam-drivers@crynwr.com
Date: Thursday, June 12, 1997 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: accelerated movies

> What tool did you use to convert BMP files to a MPEG file?

bmp ? do i look like someone who would use micro$oft format ? considering pgm aint much different, i wont argue on that :) so : i save all my picts (a1, a2, a3, ...) in a directory. These are all in the pgm format (man pgm if u installed netpbm for more details). These picture are usually too dark so i run a /whatever_path/ImageMagick/convert -normalize$i $i.pgm;\rm$i
to expand to 255 colors the histograms of all these pictures.
Then just ask mpeg_encode to take all the a*.pgm files and it
will give u the .mpg in return.
Can be viewed using mpeg_play or xanim.
jmfriedt@ens-lyon.fr