I have a series of 60 individual, static GIF images, each 720x576 pixels (actually moving hands on a small clock). I wish to encode this to MPEG2 video at 2920kb/s with a duration of 60 seconds (1 sec per GIF frame).
have you tried stripping away portions of the command?
ffmpeg -i tc_%02d.gif test.mpg
and slowly adding terms until you get to here:
ffmpeg -i tc_%02d.gif -r 1 -y -an -vcodec mpeg2video -b 2920kb -r 25 -s 720x576 TC_ZL3JVX.mpg
maybe it's a 2 step process.
you could use imagemagick to convert the individual frames to jpgs? maybe it would be happier with that?
or first make a movie without specifying the codec and then transcoding that movie to the final desired state?