October 26, 2006

Easily create movies from photos

I've been playing around with trackingshot.com, which provides an easy, automated way of creating movies (with soundtrack ) from photos. You simply upload a bunch of pictures and an MP3 file, and this site will automatically arrange the photos with transition effects and add the soundtrack.

Apparently, the site will analyze the uploaded photos and music, and make a movie with cuts to the beat, appropriate transitions and pans, etc. I haven't experimented enough to really see if this is the case. My first movie uses an acoustic guitar soundtrack that probably doesn't "analyze" very easily. Check it out:

Miranda TrackingShot.com movie