I'm gif-less and sad.
November 2, 2011 8:38 AM   Subscribe

I've switched from PC to a mac- help me alter my gif making process!

In my spare time I like to blog about stuff I like. This includes making stupid gifs [mostly from youtube videos]. When I was working on a PC, I'd get a video by various means, open it with VirtualDub, use that to crop the video down and export a series of Jpegs as an image sequence, then open them up in in Photoshop to edit/reduce/ add text/ whatever. It was fairly easy, a gif that didn't take much editing took me all of 2 minutes.
But now I have a mac. And there is no VirtualDub on mac. So, at the very least, I'll need suggestions on a program that will let me edit/crop video files and export them as an image sequence. Preferably this would be open source. But if you're the answerer who likes to go that extra mile, feel free to offer my any tips/tell me I'm doing this whole process wrong. [I've often found when I teach myself how to do things, it's often the hardest way possible.]
posted by FirstMateKate to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I am pretty sure you can do this with MPEG Streamclip, which is a free download for both Mac and Windows.
posted by Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo at 8:59 AM on November 2, 2011

Response by poster: Thank you, that does exactly what I wanted it to do.
posted by FirstMateKate at 12:07 PM on November 2, 2011

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