Diascope is a slideshow generator for the Linux command line. Initially Diascope was intended to create short DV clips that could be mixed with regular DV footage in kino. It creates photo shows with music, ready to publish on the web or to burn on a DVD.
Diascope takes a text file with the description of your slideshow: images, durations, transitions, audio etc. After processing the description diascope creates a shell script containing the necessary commands to generate a slideshow, and then executes the script. You can watch the progress indicators and wait for your slideshow. Depending on the speed of your machine, however, you may want to get a cup of coffee, or run diascope over night.
Diascope renders all frames and sounds to the harddisk and keeps track of its files. If you modify the slideshow description file diascope will only reprocess the changes and save you hours of waiting time. The downside is, of course, that you need free harddisk space: approximately 1.7 GB for one minute of PAL video.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Resources package updated
· New install.sh script, sets correct gawk shebang - contrary to INSTALL file instructions may need to run as "bash ./install.sh"
· Should work on Ubuntu 9.04
· Sequ effect can now be rendered interlaced, weave mask generation speed improved