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0001 .. meta:: 0002 :description: The digiKam Video Slideshow 0003 :keywords: digiKam, documentation, user manual, photo management, open source, free, learn, easy, video, slideshow 0004 0005 .. metadata-placeholder 0006 0007 :authors: - digiKam Team 0008 0009 :license: see Credits and License page for details (https://docs.digikam.org/en/credits_license.html) 0010 0011 .. _video_slideshow: 0012 0013 Video Slideshow 0014 =============== 0015 0016 The Video Slideshow tool allows creation a movie from a list of photos. The generated file can be played on a video player or a TV screen. Images are presented one by one with visual effects if you need them. This tool can also be used to create a time-lapse animation from shots taken with an intervalometer. 0017 0018 Select the images that you want to encode as video and go to :menuselection:`Tools --> Create video slideshow` a wizard dialog will open up as below. 0019 0020 .. figure:: images/video_slideshow_01.webp 0021 :alt: 0022 :align: center 0023 0024 The Video Slideshow Wizard Welcome Page 0025 0026 This page allows to select the contents to export: from current items selection, or from a list of albums. With the **Albums** selection mode you can generate a video slideshow from Albums contents. Just check the respective Albums displayed with hierarchical nesting. On the next three tabs **Tags**, **Searches**, and **Labels** you can refine your selection using tags, labels, or previous search results in digiKam. 0027 0028 If you use the **Images** selection mode only the previous selection of items from Icon-View will be processed and listed on this page as a flat list. 0029 0030 .. figure:: images/video_slideshow_02.webp 0031 :alt: 0032 :align: center 0033 0034 The Video Slideshow Wizard Images Selection Page 0035 0036 Pressing on **Next** button will display all the video settings to encode the slideshow. The parameters are listed below: 0037 0038 - **Number of Frames by Image**: The number of frames generated of one image to encode in the video stream. This defined the time of one image will be present statically on screen. If you set an **Effect While Displaying Images**, this one will be rendered with this number of frames. 0039 0040 - **Video Standard**: This is the video norm to use while encoding media, as **PAL - 25 FPS** or **NTSC - 29 FPS** (FPS: Frame Per Seconds). 0041 0042 - **Video Type**: This is the video resolution to use while encoding media. Images are resized accordingly. Take care that high resolution will need more resources to encode and use more space on your disk. 0043 0044 - **Video bit Rate**: This is the bandwidth used to encode video. A low value means poor quality, and a high value means good quality. Take care that high rate will needs more space on your disk. 0045 0046 - **Video Codec**: This is the standard video encoding method to make the media. 0047 0048 - **Effect While Displaying Image**: Select here the visual effects to apply on an image while **Number of Frames by Image**. 0049 0050 - **Transition Between Images**: Select here the visual effect to apply as a transition outside the **Number of Frames by Image**. 0051 0052 On the bottom of this view, the tool calculates the delay for each image on the screen including applied visual effects, and the total duration of the slideshow. 0053 0054 .. figure:: images/video_slideshow_03.webp 0055 :alt: 0056 :align: center 0057 0058 The Video Slideshow Wizard Video Settings Page 0059 0060 Pressing on the **Next** button will display all the media container settings to host the encoded contents. The parameters are listed below: 0061 0062 - **Media Container Format**: The file format container to host video media. 0063 0064 - **Destination folder**: The directory on disk to store the video file. 0065 0066 - **If Target File Exists**: Allows to overwrite or not video file if it already exists in the directory. 0067 0068 - **Open in Player**: Allows to render video slideshow and end to encoding, with the digiKam internal player or the default desktop application. 0069 0070 .. figure:: images/video_slideshow_04.webp 0071 :alt: 0072 :align: center 0073 0074 The Video Slideshow Wizard Output Settings Page 0075 0076 Pressing on the **Next** button will start the video encoding. This stage can take a while depending on the number of items to process and the delay to use for each image to generate as a video. 0077 0078 .. figure:: images/video_slideshow_05.webp 0079 :alt: 0080 :align: center 0081 0082 The Video Slideshow Wizard Generating Output File 0083 0084 Finally, when encoding is done, a preview of the video file is displayed. 0085 0086 .. figure:: images/video_slideshow_preview.webp 0087 :alt: 0088 :align: center 0089 0090 The Video Slideshow Preview Displayed in digiKam Internal Player