# ffmpeg video from images

One frequent taks that comes up is to combine a sequence of images into a video. Like most things dealing with video, ffmpeg is one good solution.

Here is a single line command which takes a number of images and combines them into a video.

ffmpeg -framerate 24 -pattern_type glob -i './corrected/*.jpg' -c:v libx264 -r 30 -pix_fmt yuv420p corrected.mp4


An additional ability is it add an overlay to the images prior to combining them into a video. For example, one might want to add a timestamp onto the images. Here we read images with names *_ms.jpg then add a portion of the filename (timestamp) to the image.

for infile in *_ms.jpg; do
overlay=$(echo${infile} | cut -d . -f 1)
outfile="./corrected/mod_${overlay}.jpg" echo "Input File:$infile Output File: $outfile" ffmpeg -i${infile} -vf "drawtext=text=${infile}: x=5: y=5: fontsize=24: fontcolor=yellow@0.9"${outfile}
done


A bash script that does this is available on Github.