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Date: 2013may17
Updated: 2014may25
Updated: 2015feb17
Product: GoPro
Keywords: time lapse, timelapse

Q.  How can I convert a sequence timelapse images from a GoPro to
a video suitable for Vimeo?

A.  Place the stills in a folder by themselves and use ffmpeg like this

ffmpeg -start_number NNNNN -i G00%05d.JPG -vcodec libx264 -an -strict experimental -s 960x720 -b:v 5000k -pix_fmt yuv420 my_video.mp4
For higher resolution use this:
ffmpeg -start_number NNNNN -i G00%05d.JPG -vcodec libx264 -an -strict experimental -s 1920x1080 -b:v 23000k -pix_fmt yuv420 my_video.mp4
Replace NNNNN with the number of the first still. My images are 3840x2880. It might make sense to reduce the resolution of photos on the camera before taking a timelapse.