Can we have this feature added to VTM please?

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DimsumDynamite
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06 Apr 2021, 19:44

I want to be able to load a video file, and then tell the program to output a set number of images for that entire video. For example I load a 1 hour video and then want 5,000 images. So the program has to divide the number of images by the video length and space them out accordingly. The output image will be at the original video resolution, sequential numbering and with the option to add the time stamp (HH.MM.SS.MSS) in the file name. Right now I do this a lot but have to rely on a different tool which does this very thing. Given that VTM comes close to what that does, I figured it would be neat to have that feature available within VTM. This way I can use 1 program rather than 2.

Please note that I do not want to create a thumbnail sheet. It would be crazy to expect a thumbnail sheet of 5,000 images. I simply want to be able to load a video and get x amount of frame captures/screenshots for the length of the video. Right now we have a similar option in VTM "output each frame capture to a separate output file" - this is what I want without the thumbnail sheet. Right now the number of separate frame captures are limited by the number of boxes within a thumbnail sheet. So if a thumbnail sheet is 5x4 and has a total of 20 boxes, then only 20 output frame captures will be created. I want there to be no limitation by ignoring a thumbnail sheet input and just stating how many frame captures we want.
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06 Apr 2021, 23:22

Ok, I understood your request.

BTW you can set 50x50 in options and get 2500 captures at the moment.
I can increase the limit, will it be enough?
DimsumDynamite
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07 Apr 2021, 00:38

Yes I would like the limit increased to 5,000 frame captures please because I usually choose that amount. Since outputting this many images may take some time, in order to save time I would appreciate if VTM did not create the thumbnail sheet at the end, since it will only be discarded anyway. Might as well save time and effort. Maybe the sheet output can be an optional box although I don't feel there will be many people who want that many images in a sheet. The current 50x50 as you mentioned should be enough.

I presume this can all be saved as a preset? As long as the task is quick and easy, I can do away with the other program. Drag and drop the video, enter the amount of images wanted, output filename selection and then GO. If VTM can do that in a simple and easy way, that's all I need, thanks!
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13 May 2021, 19:32

Simple Matrix dimensions have been increased from 50x50 to 70x70 in VTM 15.2.0.1.
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