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Remko Tronçon: Ken Burns Effect Slideshows with FFMPeg

One of the first things that impressed me about Mac OS X when I first saw it
was its screensaver. Instead of just showing a simple slideshow of your
pictures, it actually used a ‘Ken
panning and zooming
effect with a fancy fading transition to make the otherwise static pictures
really come to life. It always sounded like a fun project to create a standalone
tool to create slideshow movies that used this effect, with full control over
where and how much pictures should be zoomed. It turns out you don’t really
need a new tool: you can get the same result using just
FFMpeg. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps of
creating slideshows using the Ken Burns effect.

Oh, and cats. There will be cats!

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