One-step conversion of a movie clip to an animated gif. Possible (and easy) on a Mac?
I'm hoping to reduce the following workflow to the shortest number of steps:
1. Watch a DVD with VLC.
2 Capture a clip from the DVD with Snapz Pro
3. Convert the clip to an animated gif.
I have access to Photoshop CS4 and Fireworks to do this the long way, but I'd prefer not to use them, and just get these animated GIFs in as few steps as possible, while opening as few programs as possible. Terminal / Automator / Quicksilver-y solutions would be awesome.
Some stuff I've tried:
using terminal / ffmpeg -- animated GIFs are heavily dithered
using terminal / mplayer -- ideal as it looks like this could be a one-step solution, but mplayer won't compile
using terminal / ffmpeg, making a batch of jpegs, then use imagemagick -- seems possible, but can't find anything that'll let me bring in a group of images without typing out the name of each jpeg in the command
This is for a serious, work-related thing! Not for ONTD posts. So any help is appreciated and sorely needed. Thanks in advance.