Hey guys, what's the best alternative for generating gifs from videos? My subscription expired a few days ago and not really wanting to get another one just for this task.
Here's my Adobe-free, Facebook-friendly, inline/autoplay-ready gif workflow:
1. Set your preview to around 50% (on a 1200p Monitor)
2. Record the desired screen portion using Quicktime (15sec. max, you can "shorten" your clip with Quicktime)
2. Upload .mov to giphy (http://giphy.com/create/upload)
4. Take the giphy link (looks something like: http://gph.is/1NYwWyw) and paste it into this tool https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object/
5. Click "Fetch New scrape information" and wait around 5-10 Minutes.
6. On the same page, click on "Show existing scrape information" and see if the gif plays on the lower portion of the site. If not, the dimension of your gif is likely to be too large (see #1).
7. Paste your giphy-link into your FB comment or post.
You can also use licecap (http://www.cockos.com/licecap/) it records gif directly from screen
And also GIF brewery. It allows to resize and precise control size and compression of gif. http://www.helloresolven.com/portfolio/gifbrewery/
Has anyone yet found a hoster that allows inline-gifs with autoplay on FB? That's may main reason why I'm sticking with giphy atm.
Another great and small tool to use instead of PS on mac is Gifrocket (free) http://www.gifrocket.com/
http://www.gifgrabber.com works well for me. No intermediate Quicktime step, just record straight to GIF
If you're recording simple shapes, without shading and little color variations — LiceCap is the way to go. If you're looking for colorful, detailed gifs (of photos, for example) — I'd go for Screenflow → Photoshop.