automate import and export

dturtill posted this 5 weeks ago

Is there anyway to automate the importing of images and then exporting in a particular format

I have a camera that uploads images to a folder and would love to have the system automatically import all file and out put to a folder and then repeat the task with any new images after a set amount of time

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Time-Lapse Tool posted this 5 weeks ago

You can use command line export for this.

Use --refresh option to reuse the project file for newly added images.

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dturtill posted this 4 weeks ago

thanks , I have managed to get the command line export to work is there a way in Command line to set the Sequence duration

I have tried to set it before saving the project but it doesn't seem to work upon adding extra images

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Time-Lapse Tool posted this 4 weeks ago

This behavior is expected. The software keeps the interval between frames for a refreshing sequence, so duration increases if extra images are added to folders.

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dturtill posted this 4 weeks ago

Is this the correct layout for an export, Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't

"C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Programs\AVWare\Time-Lapse Tool\TimeLapseTool.exe" --input "X:\folder name\project.tlt" --output "X:\folder name\file name" --refresh

It works if I manually copy it into a cmd window but if it create a batch file it fails

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Time-Lapse Tool posted this 4 weeks ago

The command line looks correct.

How does the batch file fail? Do you see any error message in console after executing a batch file? Or does the software show any error message?

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dturtill posted this 4 weeks ago

The Command runs fine according to the task scheduler but it doesn't then output the file. It creates a log to I know it has run.

If I run the batch manually it works though

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Time-Lapse Tool posted this 4 weeks ago

You need to run the task with a correct user. The user should have the software already installed and activated.

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dturtill posted this 4 weeks ago

Software is Installed and activated.

If the task is set to run only when the user is logged in it works correctly

If I set it to run even when the user is not logged in the task says it has run but doesn't output a file

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Time-Lapse Tool posted this 3 weeks ago

We double-checked task scheduler execution. The command file works as expected and generates a video file. A few notes:

  • Select Run whether user is logged on or not radio with the current user permissions.
  • Uncheck the box Start the task only if the computer is on AC power if you test on laptop.
  • Ensure that output folder has write permissions.
  • The system might be affected by incorrect profile.

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