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Aug 2, 2022 17:49:21   #
Hakapeszik48
 
Please let me know how I can make a video from still pictures. It is my wife's 70th birthday and I would like to make a video from baby to present with highlights of her life. Thank y'all for any suggestions!

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Aug 2, 2022 18:20:28   #
Tote1940 Loc: Dallas
 
Depends where is video; if on film try a film scanning service or project and shoot a frame
If on TV (VHS or DVD) try to convert to MP4 using a computer
What computer do you have Windows or Mac?
I have done well scanning film to MP4 using a gadget called Wolverine; converting video (VHS, 8mm Video ) to MP4 with ELGATO gadget to Mac; once on computer easy to do "Frame Grab" on Mac I think keys are Command Shift 3 for full screen and Command Shift 4 to get a cross hair to only grab a frame
Tell us where video is , in computer or other media and what computer you use.
Good luck, it is fun to get frame grabs , people often see photo stills but moving images often forgotten

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Aug 2, 2022 18:33:05   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Hakapeszik48 wrote:
Please let me know how I can make a video from still pictures. It is my wife's 70th birthday and I would like to make a video from baby to present with highlights of her life. Thank y'all for any suggestions!


Do you mean like a slide show? I'm not the guy to ask but someone will want to know what software do you have. Should be able to do one with Adobe Lightroom or Faststone Image viewer I would think. I make a folder say, eg., Nature & Wildlife & put photos in it. It is not a slide show or movie but, I can play a slideshow from the folder in either program. For Lightroom, you would need to create from with inside LR or import the folder/photos into LR. Good luck.

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Aug 2, 2022 18:36:04   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Do you mean an effect like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-NSsnlhL6c

If so, this might work for you. https://picmorph.co/
--Bob
Hakapeszik48 wrote:
Please let me know how I can make a video from still pictures. It is my wife's 70th birthday and I would like to make a video from baby to present with highlights of her life. Thank y'all for any suggestions!

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Aug 2, 2022 21:11:04   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Hakapeszik48 wrote:
Please let me know how I can make a video from still pictures. It is my wife's 70th birthday and I would like to make a video from baby to present with highlights of her life. Thank y'all for any suggestions!


Most video editing software will let you import a still image, digitize it as video, then crop, pan, and zoom it with "Ken Burns" effects. I did a 44 minute slide show using video of 880 stills for my 45th year class of 1977 reunion. It WAS a lengthy and professional grade project. But it was extremely well received. Send me a private message if you want a link to it. It's on a protected YouTube channel.

Both Apple iMovie and Final Cut Pro X will do this on Macs. I've used both with considerable success. I'm sure there's PC software to do it, too.

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Aug 3, 2022 05:41:25   #
Hakapeszik48
 
Thank you all for your kind suggestions! I am sorry I wasn't clear. I have family pictures and I want to make a slideshow with maybe some music background.

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Aug 3, 2022 07:40:41   #
Jerry G Loc: Waterford, Michigan and Florida
 
If you are using a Windows system Windows Movie Maker is a free download.
https://www.videowinsoft.com/videowin-movie-maker-download-now.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwuaiXBhCCARIsAKZLt3nFe6mP-XW-sNeqLeQZRVBUwnP1oWfg6zPEgt6LH1qpXv-MNiVvteMaAiQbEALw_wcB

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Aug 3, 2022 08:02:17   #
photophly Loc: Old Bridge NJ
 
Welcome to the Hog 🦔

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Aug 3, 2022 08:22:10   #
joehel2 Loc: Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Welcome to the Forum.

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Aug 3, 2022 09:21:52   #
pecohen Loc: Central Maine
 
Hakapeszik48 wrote:
Please let me know how I can make a video from still pictures. It is my wife's 70th birthday and I would like to make a video from baby to present with highlights of her life. Thank y'all for any suggestions!

My experiences with Corel's Video Studio have been very good. There is a bit of a learning curve to it but it is quite versatile once you get the hang of it. It's not free but you should be able to pick up a copy for under $60 and there is a free trial available.

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Aug 3, 2022 10:09:02   #
Hakapeszik48
 
Thank you so much for your kind suggestions

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Aug 3, 2022 10:47:57   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Hakapeszik48 wrote:
Thank you all for your kind suggestions! I am sorry I wasn't clear. I have family pictures and I want to make a slideshow with maybe some music background.


That was clear to me.

ANY good video editing software will assemble that perfectly for you. You can import stills, make them any length of video you want, crop them, animate them (or just leave them as stills), title them, add special effects to them, add music (be extremely sensitive to copyright issues if you post online*), add narration...

*Search for low cost/no cost, royalty-free production music and you'll find plenty. Just don't get sued for using commercially produced, copyright protected music!

To copy (digitize) prints, slides, and negatives:

> Lumix GH4 digital camera with 30mm macro lens (or any digital camera with a macro lens)
> Copy stand with two photo grade LED panel lights for flat art and photo prints and one photo grade LED panel for copying film
> Film holder for slides and negatives

> Optional — Flatbed scanner such as the Epson V600 (works well for small batches of prints or medium format negatives; just okay for 35mm film)

I use Lightroom Classic and Photoshop to process raw files from the camera, so I get exactly the tonal range and crops I want, and I use Negative Lab Pro plug-in in Lightroom Classic to convert B&W and color negatives to positives. Slides and color prints can be adjusted to improve tones and color when copied in raw and edited in the Adobe tools. Now, I realize, those are advanced techniques and not for everyone. But you can use whatever tools you have to any level you see fit. I like to get carried away with it! I made corporate multi-image slide show productions back in the 1980s.

Today's video editing software is the tool of choice for AV creatives. This weekend, my twins and I will make a seven minute film in 48 hours, and we won't know what the genre, required prop, required line of dialog, and required character are until Friday night at 7:00 PM. We have done it five times before. The same tools we might use to make still images in a short film are the ones I would use for slide shows. We simply add to them for live video.

Whatever amount of time you think it will take to make a decent-looking show, multiply it by ten. It is a labor of love and not for the impatient. There is no magic device that will take a photo album or shoebox of prints and make a show from it.

Read this PDF on copying film if you have negatives and slides to copy
Attached file:
(Download)

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Aug 3, 2022 12:43:24   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Welcome to the Forum, enjoy.

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Aug 4, 2022 13:45:43   #
CPR Loc: Nature Coast of Florida
 
Personally I would do it with PowerPoint so I could add titles, music and timing. Then generate a show that would play on any Windows pc even if it didn't have PP installed on it.

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Aug 4, 2022 16:46:31   #
Hakapeszik48
 
Thanks for the suggestion.

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