[FFmpeg-user] recursively convert subfolder sequences to .mov?

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 10:00:11 CET 2013

On 3/19/13, Todd Sines <sines at scale.la> wrote:
> I am working on my film and I just got my set of negative scans back --
> 260GB of DPX files.
> I would like to take a master directory [reel 1, reel 2, etc] of a series of
> sub-folders [shot01, shot02] of image sequences [DPX] and convert them all
> to H264 .movs that live in their subfolder [for previewing purposes]
> As many of the frame numbers have non-standard starting frames, is there a
> way to recursively convert the sequence without having to rename every
> sub-folder sequence to start with 00000001.dpx ?
> In a perfect world I'd make H264 .mp4s and ProRes .movs at the same time.
> Any ideas?

Recent enough FFmpeg version have option 'start_number' for image2
demuxer just for the reason
that should not be need to rename millions of files.

> Thanks,
> Todd
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