Reversing a QuickTime movie?

Discussion in 'Graphics' started by AES, May 24, 2009.

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    AES Guest

    I can play a .mov movie forward and backward using the "loop" option in

    But, any way to edit the movie, using QuickTime, GraphicConverter,
    Photoshop, any freeware apps so that the edited movie really becomes the
    original movie, reversed?

    (This is on a MacBook, OS 10.4.11, and I don't (to my knowledge) have
    iMovie or anything similar on it.)
    AES, May 24, 2009
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    Patty Winter Guest

    Is this a second-hand computer from which the original owner removed
    the iLife application suite? If not, then it should still have iMovie.

    Patty Winter, May 25, 2009
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    JF Mezei Guest

    I think, but not sure if Quicktime has the ability to export a movie as
    a series of frames, each in a numbred TIFF file.

    You could then write a script to renumber the TIFF files so that the
    highest numbered one is "1" and "1" is now the highest numbered frame.
    You then re-import it and your movie will play backwards.

    To get the sound backwards, you'll need to use a sound editing software
    such as Amadeus and reverse the sountrack.
    JF Mezei, May 25, 2009
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    P. Sture Guest

    I don't have QT Pro any more, but I did manage to export each frame so
    that I could rotate movies taken on my camera by 90°.
    P. Sture, May 25, 2009
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    nospam Guest

    it's a whole lot easier to open the movie properties (cmd-j), click the
    video track, then click the appropriate rotate icon in visual settings
    and save it.
    nospam, May 25, 2009
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    P. Sture Guest

    I was using an old version of QT then, and didn't find such a setting.
    The current version, which is the vanilla non-Pro version, has the Movie
    Properties greyed out.
    P. Sture, May 25, 2009
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    nospam Guest

    it's been there for a long time, at least a decade, if not more.
    that's weird, i seem to recall it let you rotate but not save in the
    non-pro, so you'd have to redo the setting each time.
    nospam, May 25, 2009
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