Use your Flutter knowledge to generate videos, animations and slideshows!

Automate your video production with server-side rendering.

preview editor

Footage is still in early stage! Use it at your own risks, and APIs are subject to change.


Install footage with pub.

dart pub global activate footage

Create a directory for your project, like my_video, and from this directory, run the footage init command.

mkdir my_video
cd my_video
footage init

This will initialize a flutter project, with footage default pre-configured template.

To start the preview mode, simply run the lib/main.dart like any regular Flutter app.

flutter run lib/main.dart -d macOS

Code your animations


The composition root object describes your video general properties.

    fps: 30,
    duration: const Time.frames(90),
    width: 1920,
    height: 1080,
    child: const MyScene(),

Current frame and configuration

Any Composition descendant can then access the current frame and video properties through the context.video extension.

Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    final frame = context.video.currentFrame;
    final fps = context.video.config.fps;
    final videoWidth = context.video.config.width;
    // ...


Sequences are small sections in finite time that make up your video clip. By using a sequence, you can time-shift the animations of your children.

    name: 'Circle', // For preview editor
    from: Time.frames(10),
    duration: Time.frames(20),
    child: Builder(
        builder: (context) {
            final frame = context.video.frame; // From 0 to 20 (since sequence starts at 10 and ends at 30)
            // ...


Repeats all children animations during the given duration.

    name: 'Repeated circles', // For preview editor
    duration: Time.frames(20),
    child: Builder(
        builder: (context) {
            final frame = context.video.frame; // From 0 to 20, every 20 frames
            // ...

Render your video

As png frames

Form your project directory, run the

footage render

You will find the output frame images in your build/video/frames.

Under the hood, the rendering process uses flutter_test to render each frame as an individual image, thanks to golden tests. This allows rendering without the need to run the app.

As a video

To render a video you first need to install ffmpeg command line tool.


Bring a -f format option to the render command.

They are simply shorcuts for ffmpeg commands :

  • webm : ffmpeg -i build/video/frames/%d.png -pix_fmt yuva420p -filter:v fps=<fps> build/video/out.webm
footage render -f webm

The resulting video is build/video/out.webm.


Use the ffmpeg tool from your frame files.

footage render
ffmpeg -i build/video/frames/%d.png -pix_fmt yuva420p -filter:v fps=30 build/video/out.webm




Hello Waves





  • Asset management when rendering
  • Asynchronous frame rendering
  • More default ffmpeg video rendering options
  • Embeddable player for Flutter apps
  • Preview speed (x0.25, x0.5, x2)
  • Slideshow preview mode for presentation
  • More examples
  • Website


Massive thanks to the Remotion project which inspired me a lot of concepts.


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