Create animated GIF from a movie scene or a music video that you can later set as an avatar image in web forumsThere are free tools available that let you convet images and videos into animated GIFs very easily, that you can later host on sites like Flickr or Tumblr.
This process consists of two steps:- first cut the video into a sequence of images frames and then assemble these frames into looping GIF animation with some custom delay.
STEP 1:Download FFmpeg for Windows from sourceforge.net and extract the ffmpeg.exe file to, say, the c:\ffmpeg\ folder. The .7z files can be unzipped using the 7-zip utility.
STEP 2:Now we’ll extract the frames from our video file. The command is very simple.
c:\ffpeg\ffpeg.exe-I movie.avi img-%o3d.gifIf your video file is in another folder, you need to specify the full path of that file. Also, you may use MP4, MOV or any video format as well instead of AVI
STEP 3:Grab this portable utility called Unfreeze and drag-n-drop all the images frames created in the previous step from Windows Explorer into Unfreeze Window.
Enable “Loop animation” and set the frame delay to say 20cs(1cs=0.01 sec). Click “make animated GIF” and preview your images in any browser.