How to Create Movie Barcodes

How to make Movie Barcodes (OS X)

Inspired by the movie barcode tumblr I wanted to make some barcodes of my wife’s films.

Here’s one I made for her latest short:

Twinkle, Twinkle Barcode

Twinkle, Twinkle Barcode

I found some instructions on Mr. Reid’s site and with the help of the comments and some tinkering I came up with this final process on OSX.

You will need mplayer and ImageMagick installed, both of which can be found in MacPorts.

$ mkdir /tmp/barcode
$ cd /tmp/barcode
$ mplayer -framedrop -speed 100 -vf framestep=90 -nosound -vo jpeg [path/to/movie-file]
$ mogrify *.jpg -resize 1x288\! *.jpg
$ montage -geometry +0+0 -tile x1 *.jpg barcode.png

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