Recording Main Window Images as Movie


This dialog is used to create movie files from the images display in Caret's main graphics window.  The rate in the movie file is set to 30 frames per second.  If Caret5 is started from a command line, an option (-xy) is available to initialize the graphics window to a specific size.

Recording Control   (on Main page)


Automatic Each time Caret's main graphics windows is updated, the image is copied for inclusion in the movie.

Manual A copy of the Caret main graphics window image is copied for inclusion in the movie each time the "Capture" button is pressed.

Record Each Image  This value allows control of the number of times a graphics window image is copied for inclusion in the movie.  This is useful if the user wants a static image to be shown in the movie for a period of time.



Output Movie Control   (on Main page)

Movie File Type  Use this control to select the type of movie file. 


Movie File Pressing this button launches a file selection dialog that is used to select a movie file, either new or existing.  Alternatively, the name of the movie file can be entered in the text box to the right of the Movie File button.

Image Count  Lists the number of images that have been captured.

Create Movie  Pressing this button will create the movie from the images that have been recorded.

Reset  Pressing this button will erase any images that have been captured to enable the creation of a new movie.


Image Size Control   (on Options page)


Image Size Choose a size for the images that will be added to the movie.  For best results if not capturing the movie images in the graphics' window size, start Caret5 with the "-xy" option from a command line to specifiy the size of the graphics window.  This avoids scaling of images from the graphics window size to a specific size which might change the aspect of the brain model being viewed.

Custom Size If the image size is custom, this allows the user to enter the size for the movie images.



MPEG Create Options   (on Options page)


Compress Temporary Images When a movie is being created, the images are stored in image files on the disk.  Using compression saves disk space.

Qualtity  Allows a tradeoff between high quality (large movie file size) and compression (small movie file size).



Creating a movie with JPEG images using Apple's iMovie.


Trying to Create a movie with JPEG images using Microsoft's Media Encoder


Apple's Quicktime Pro appears to have the ability to create a movie from a sequence of images.