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Glenn BristolFree tool to find holes in image sequences + gather exif stats
by on Nov 27, 2010 at 5:24:19 pm

Don't you hate it when After Effects tells you "3 missing frames" but not which frames? Yea, I do too. That's why I wrote this tool for checking time-lapse and render-farm sequences for missing frames.

I've now uploaded the project to SourceForge and have been adding new features to it, specifically for time-lapse projects, such as basic EXIF statistics (e.g. min/max exposure time, f-stop, ISO, etc) and finally RAW image support.

Download it here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/imgseqscan/

Still lots more to come. Check out the Feature Tracker for what's in the queue. Also please feel free to add your own ideas / bugs to the list (or post/mail them on here).

p.s. sorry it's only for Windows users (already getting complaints) ...but it does work over the network e.g. \\PCNAME\dir
p.p.s. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or higher is required to run this. If you get some strange errors when starting, that's probably why. Apologies.


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Free tool to find holes in image sequences + gather exif stats
by on Nov 27, 2010 at 5:45:38 pm

Good job and thanks for sharing!
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Chris WrightRe: Free tool to find holes in image sequences + gather exif stats
by on Nov 27, 2010 at 7:04:25 pm

really nice program. Would it also be possible to smooth the white balance and auto exposure for time lapse? what program did you use to make it? would it be possible to integrate this into AE for text info burn in? Also, a program that can sort your images for syncing with your camera so there's no duplicates.

I wrote a small AE project that does auto white balance and auto exposure but I'm looking into making a standalone program for people who don't have AE.
http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/50/857931#857951

http://technicolorsoftware.hostzi.com/


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Glenn BristolRe: Free tool to find holes in image sequences + gather exif stats
by on Nov 27, 2010 at 7:31:43 pm

Thanks!

Smoothing WB and Exposure? Do you mean like what the GBDeflicker plugin does with luminance smoothing?

It's written in C# and I don't really want to integrate it into AFX because that's not the only software that has issues with working with an incomplete image sequence. Anyways if I did, I'd probably start charging $$ because I'm pretty sure writing plugins for Adobe software is a horrible experience ;)

Also, I don't quite get what you mean by sorting images for camera syncing?

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Chris WrightRe: Free tool to find holes in image sequences + gather exif stats
by on Nov 27, 2010 at 7:45:11 pm

yes, similar to GBdelicker, thanks for the link, I'll try the demo.

I meant, is there a way you could write your exif to a text file so AE can open it?

What I meant for camera syncing was that the pictures get taken off the camera and put on the hard drive without making duplicates because older pictures can have the same filename like dsc_001.jpg but exif info could determine if they are really the same picture!

http://technicolorsoftware.hostzi.com/


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Glenn BristolRe: Free tool to find holes in image sequences + gather exif stats
by on Nov 27, 2010 at 9:15:45 pm

ooh those are both great ideas and the 2nd one I used to struggle with (and subsequently forgot about)!

Well good news: "export exif data" is already on my TODO list. I'll definitely put AE on the list of export formats. If you want to know when I put it in, there's a "monitor" option on the tracker page (you can login via OpenID): http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=373735&atid=1556510

As for syncing.. it's also on my TODO list: Auto-rename and support for sub-directories. Do you think an option to rename all files within multiple directories (e.g. DCIM\253CANON, 254CANON, etc.) based on exif date/time would be sufficient? Or were you thinking of something else?

I'm asking because I haven't really put much thought into those features yet since I haven't encountered those circumstances in far too long (PRO-TIP: tethered shooting eliminates the syncing issue entirely ;)


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Chris WrightRe: Free tool to find holes in image sequences + gather exif stats
by on Nov 27, 2010 at 9:37:46 pm

I'd glad that you think they are worthwhile additions. :) I was thinking of old files and new files are dsc_001.jpg but then they get put into different auto-date folders with their own appended dates. And also exif data could search for duplicates.

If you had a AE text export, I could write a jsx script that will create blank spaces in AE's auto import.
Also, my timewarp projects can create new interpolated jpg's.

http://technicolorsoftware.hostzi.com/


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Adam SeeleyRe: Free tool to find holes in image sequences + gather exif stats
by on Nov 11, 2011 at 9:46:27 pm

Hi,

Brilliant, quick, automatic, great program apart from one thing!

I can't resize the window and my filenames are too long to read.

windows& x64

Adam.


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