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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Splitting a video into frames using ffmpeg

I needed a quick way to split a video sequence into its individual frames and save those frames as images. FFmpeg seemed like a good handy solution. And the short answer is to do this:

ffmpeg -i inputfile.avi -f image2 image-%07d.png

This was a solution proposed in this thread. And for more information you can refer to the detailed documentation of FFmpeg.

PS: FFmpeg is available on Windows and you can get the installers here. If you just need the executable then download one of the static builds.