Soon after the LomoKino was released, we published a Tipster on how to turn your LomoKino scans into a movie the Lomography way. We also published an article asking people in the community to help develop and improve upon this software. Pink-fu rose to the challenge and produced kinocut; it’s a really easy and user-friendly way to turn your scans into movies – Read on for a blog entry pink-fu has written on his creation!
Kinocut is an application for cutting your LomoKino rolls into a movie
kinocut started as a proof-of-concept that the script @mandiwrote can be ported to an single application running on mac and windows. That’s why kinocut requires Adobe AIR to be installed since it is the technology which enables write applications for mac os x and windows using single source code.
Click “select files” button to add your scans to the list
Check “with sprockets” if scanned with sprockets
Click start, progress indicator will appear and wait a minute
If everything goes fine and all scans are processed, you will see the save button
kinocut will process scans from the list, file by file. The larger the scans are, the longer it will take to create the movie. Movie frames are detected in left to right order. It won’t work with vertical, top to bottom scans.
Frame detection works best on bright images, where the black gap between frames is apparent. Dark and noisy frames are hard to differentiate from a gap. kinocut has an “auto-add” functionality where the undetected dark frames are auto added with average frame width. Overlapping images are little bit hard to detect and are in the current version of kinocut simply dropped.
After kinocut detects the frames, it saves them to a temporary folder as a jpeg file with fixed quality (adjustable quality in next kinocut version). All the jpeg files are then rendered to a mp4 movie with fixed frame rate and quality.
I have lot of ideas how to improve the kinocut and make it really useful. Tell me your ideas! Leave me a message, write me an email or file an issue. I look forward to any kind of feedback.
Hey, lomographers! Have your stories heard and lovely photos seen by your fellow community members and analog photography enthusiasts. Read this special call-out for community-written articles to be published between March 30 and the much-awaited Film Photography Day on April 12. As always, writing for the Magazine earns you Piggies!
Something happened on our way to the beach. We were about to hit the surf when we came across a parade of Piggies, all waiting to be spent promptly in the Lomography Online Shop! And now, 10 of these Piggy Points are frolicking in the sand, all yours for the taking! So what are you waiting for? Dive into the Online Shop and pick the item that you’d like to spend your Piggies on.
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