Here is a complete guide on how to create a video from an image sequence in Windows 11/10. An image sequence is a series of separate image frames that together form an animation. All the image frames of an image sequence are saved in the same folder with an incrementing filename. Now, if you want to combine all the frames of an image sequence to create a full video, this post will help you. In this article, we are going to discuss multiple methods using which you can create a video from an image sequence in Windows 11/10. Let us discuss the process of converting image sequence to video now!
How do I turn a photo sequence into a video?
You can convert a photo sequence to a video using the Photos app in Windows 10. It comes with an inbuilt video editor that enables you to create video from images. So, you can import your image sequence and create an MP4 video by combining them. Apart from that, you can also use a third-party video editor that lets you generate video from image sequences. Also, you can try the command line method or free web service to do that. We have discussed all these methods in detail below.
How to create a Video from an Image sequence in Windows
Here are the methods to create a video from an image sequence on your Windows 11/10 PC:
- Use free desktop software to convert image sequence to a video.
- Create a video from an image sequence through the command line using FFmpeg.
- Use a free web service to convert image sequences to video online.
Let us discuss the above methods in detail now!
1] Use free desktop software to convert image sequence to a video
Using free dedicated software is one of the easiest ways to perform a task. To create video from image sequences, you can use free software available for Windows 11/10. There are a lot of freeware that enable you to make a video from a sequence of images. To mention some, here are the better image sequence to video converter:
- Easy Video Maker
Vidiot is a free portable video editor that lets you create a video from an image sequence. You can import your images, keep them in the desired sequence, and then export the image sequence to a video file. Here are the main steps to convert image sequence to video using Vidiot:
- Download Vidiot.
- Launch the application.
- Import the image sequence.
- Adjust the length of each image.
- Configure other video properties.
- Export the final video.
Let us discuss the above steps in detail now!
Firstly, download the Vidiot software and then unzip the downloaded folder. Now, simply run the Vidiot.exe file to launch its main GUI.
Next, you need to import the source image sequence. For that, click on the File > New option and then select the source folder where you have kept the input image sequence. Press the Next button after selecting the input folder and then configure the output video properties including framerate, video width, video height, audio sample rate, and audio channels.
After that, you will see the image sequence is added to the timeline from where you can edit it. Select the image sequence from the timeline, and then choose its length for how long each image will appear in the output video.
Apart from that, you can also configure other properties of a video such as opacity, vertical/ horizontal cropping, rotation, position, and more. It also lets you add an overlay audio track to the resulting video. You can later preview the resulting video from the main interface.
When done, you can save the output video by using the Export option. It supports various output video formats including MP4, AVI, etc.
MakeAVI is a dedicated software to generate a video from an image sequence. It is basically designed to create time-lapse videos by merging multiple images. It works well with JPG, PNG, BMP, and more images and produces output in AVI format. It is extremely easy to use. Let’s see how to use this dedicated freeware.
You can follow the below steps to create a video from an image sequence using MakeAVI:
- Firstly, download the MakeAVI software from its official website.
- Now, unzip the downloaded folder and launch its main application.
- Next, click on the Add Files button to import the source image sequence files.
- After that, sort files, enter playback rate, and crop images (if needed).
- Finally, tap on the Begin button to start creating a video.
3] Easy Video Maker
You can also try Easy Video Maker to create video from an image sequence. It is a feature-rich video editor for Windows 11/10 that lets you upload an image sequence and generate a video. Let us discuss the main steps to convert image sequence to video in this video editor:
- Download and install Easy Video Maker.
- Launch the application.
- Import image sequence files.
- Drag and drop the images onto the timeline in the correct sequence.
- Preview and export the video.
Firstly, you need to download and install Easy Video Maker on your Windows 11/10 PC. You can download it from here. Then, launch the application.
Now, click on the plus button and then select the Import/ Add Image option to import the source image sequence.
Next, drag and drop the images onto the timeline in the correct sequence. From here, you can adjust the duration of each image file in the sequence.
After that, you can preview the output video from the main interface. If all ok, click on the SETTINGS button to configure video options like format, quality, size, etc. And then, press the EXPORT button to start rendering the final video.
So, this is how you can create high-quality videos from image sequences using this free video editor called Easy Video Maker.
2] Create a video from image sequence through the command line using FFmpeg
You can also use the command-line interface o convert image sequence to video on Windows 11/10. To do so, you can use FFmpeg software. FFmpeg is a free, open-source, and portable audio and video processing suite that works through command prompt. Using it, you can bulk rotate videos, resize videos, play RTSP stream, convert videos, and do much more. Let us discuss how it enables you to create videos from image sequences.
How to create video from image sequence via Command-Line using FFmpeg:
Try the below steps to easily convert image sequence to video through Command Prompt using FFmpeg software:
- Download FFmpeg.
- Unzip the downloaded folder.
- Copy ffmpeg.exe file.
- Paste it to the input folder where the image sequence is stored.
- Open CMD in the source folder.
- Enter a dedicated command to convert image sequence to video.
Let us elaborate on the above steps now!
Firstly, you need to download FFmpeg from its official website. Then, unzip the downloaded folder and copy the ffmpeg.exe file. Now, you need to paste this file to the folder where you have saved the source image sequence files.
After that, open the Command Prompt in the source folder and then enter a command like the below one:
ffmpeg -i filename-%03d.png output.mp4
In the above command, filename-%03d.png is the filename of image sequence files with leading zeros. This filename will process images from filename-001.png to filename-999.png. If there are images with filenames without leading zeros, you can use the filename-%d.png filename pattern. Or, you can also use the filename-*.png filename pattern.
Replace output.mp4 with the output video name with its file extension.
Your final command will look something like the below one:
ffmpeg -i image-%03d.png output.mp4
Type the command and press the Enter button. It will execute the command and you will get the resulting video file in the same source folder.
3] Use a free web service to convert image sequence to video online
If you want to create a video from an image sequence online, you can try a free web service. Here are the free tools to use for converting an image sequence to a video:
- Fastreel by Movavi
1] Fastreel by Movavi
Fastreel by Movavi is a nice image sequence to video converter online website. You can import an image sequence and then create a video in MP4 format. It provides a timeline to arrange the image sequence and edit the video. Here are the basic steps to convert image sequence to video using this free web service.
- Firstly, open Fastreel by Movavi’s website in a web browser.
- Now, import your image sequence to it.
- Next, arrange the order of image files in the desired sequence.
- After that, configure options like image duration, aspect ratio, transition.
- If you want to add audio to the final video, go to the Audio section and upload the audio file.
- You can preview the final video and then export it by clicking the Export Result button.
Do remember that the free plan of this web service imposes a small watermark at the bottom of the resulting video.
Typito is another web service to create a video from an image sequence. You can sign up for this service and then log in to use it. It provides several templates to generate videos in different formats like Instagram, Linked In, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more. Let us now check out the steps to use this free online tool.
How to create a video form image sequence online
Try the below steps to generate a video from an image sequence online using Typito:
First, open Typito’s website in your browser. Now, click on the New Project option and then select the format for which you want to create a video.
Next, add your source media files to the project. It also lets you add text, shapes, icons, and audio to the resulting video.
After that, you can also set up options like duration, crop, etc. You can preview the output in real-time. When done, you can click on the Export button to save the final video.
The free plan of Typito has some limitations that you can check out on its website. You can upgrade to its premium plans to get more features.
How do I save a video as a PNG sequence?
To save a video as a PNG image sequence, you can use free software for Windows 11/10. You can use FFmpeg or this free software called Free Video to JPG Converter to extract frames from a video and save them as PNG. You can check out this full guide to save video as a PNG image sequence.