Video GIF

Hi,

Does anyone know how to create a video gif like this (i'm not sure of the correct terminology).

https://www.digitalocean.com/assets/images/create-droplet-v5-e512defa.gif

Is it possible to convert a video to a gif, or what is the best way of achieving this.
oo7mlAsked:
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KimputerCommented:
If you want to stay with trusted free software, go for the Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/downloads/):
Read only the Gimp chapter somewhere in the middle.
http://lifehacker.com/the-complete-guide-to-making-animated-gifs-1503276993

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MereteCommented:
Looks like they created the droplet first  the page allows you create this blue circle ( droplet)
then captured the page with droplet ( mouse gestures) to illustrate.
Make the droplet and use your web page capture it using with cam studio or your preferred capture tool.
Alternatively you could change mouse icon using a theme and the capture your web page.
Cam studio. saves as raw avi or swf will need to convert the raw avi to make it smaller
http://camstudio.org/
BSR capture tool
http://www.bsrsoft.com/
FRaps
http://www.fraps.com/
Screen capture software
http://en.softonic.com/windows/screen-capture-software
oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Thank you. I understand how to record a screencast... but that leaves me wit a video, not a gif :-)
MereteCommented:
007ml  an animated gif is simply a couple of images joined together to make it look like some movement  based on the images..  
A gif is like when you take a small pad book and draw an image on each page when you flip through them it looks like a person walking.
Using a video is the same similar only you use specified segments in the video keeping the movements.
You would select several frames from your video to use them in sequence then save them as a  video gif size.
Like here's a how to in Windows Live Moviemaker
How To Convert A Movie Into An Animated GIF
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/turn-movie-animated-gif-windows-movie-maker/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFx5uRL6ZzY
The web page you linked is a screen capture I got the impression you wanted to use  that same similar so was explaining this was a captured video to flash.
Do you have a video? and what is the video background?
There is Video-Gif software and example GIFs $68 dollars however.
http://www.video-gif.com/gifs.html

You can achieve some frames capture using VLC, for the purposes of creating your own stills if you don't want use the video as is.
 play frame by frame and use it's record option or snapshot option. Save these then use a converter to gif tool.
There is an online convert a small video to a gif
Video to GIF converter-Make a gif from video.
Pause the video and click "Use current video position" to get an accurate start and end time for your GIF.
Use our crop, resize and optimization tools below the output image, to adjust the dimensions and file size.
http://ezgif.com/video-to-gif
gif maker online
https://giphy.com/create/gifmaker
Video to Gif online
http://imgur.com/vidgif
Be aware of the freebies as many include spyware.
cheers
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