Neural Processing Mechanisms

    clip2gif

    2.1.3 • Public • Published

    clip2gif

    Note: ffmpeg (v4.4.1 or greater) is required in order to use this package. You can download ffmpeg from https://ffmpeg.org/download.html or install with Homebrew brew install ffmpeg

    Why?

    This tool was created to quickly share screen recordings as an animated GIFs within team collaboration tools like Slack and WebEx. Animated GIFs can also compliment changes within a Github or Bitbucket pull request.

    How?

    Under the hood this tool will execute ffmpeg commands to first create a compressed version of the original clip which is used to then produce the most optimized animated GIF possible. (The compressed version of the original clip can be also be saved with the --saveClip flag, otherwise only the GIF will be created).

    Tested with .mov and .mp4 files. clip2gif can reduce an MP4 to 90% from its original file size and MOV files down 80% and still maintain excellent quality.

    Sample

    The GIF below was created with clip2gif from a Camtasia screen recording. It was a 40 second clip sped up 2x to create a 20 second clip.

    Sample GIF

    Install

      npm i -g clip2gif@latest

    Usage

    The following will create a smaller file size version of the original file and create a 30s animated GIF.

      clip2gif /folder/sample.mp4 -s 2.5

    Options

    option description
    -h, --help Display this usage guide.
    --src, --file string Path to source file you want to convert to GIF
    -s, --speed string Used to speed up video, default is 1x. Ex: for 2.5x playback use 2.5
    -o, --outputDir string Output directory. Default will be the same directory as source file.
    -e, --saveClip Save compressed version of the orginal source.
    -y, --clipOnly Create the compressed clip only, GIF will NOT be created.
    -p, --protect Protect will prevent existing files from being overwritten. By default files ARE overwritten.

    Notes

    Keep your clips as sort as possible, animated GIF aren't suppose to be long.

    Install

    npm i clip2gif

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    Version

    2.1.3

    License

    ISC

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