Ok - I was able to get it to work, thanks for your help. This was the first bash scripting I have ever done. I am pretty capable at scripting in other contexts, just had no idea how it worked from the terminal. Thanks for your help. The only part that didnt work was the " *.jpg " part in:
ffmpeg -r 30 -b 1800 -i *.jpg output.mp4
I had to go back to
ffmpeg -r 30 -b 1800 -i %03d.jpg output.mp4
but change all my file names to 000.jpg, 001.jpg, etc. Do you know any way to make it work from 0.jpg to 555.jpg (for instance)?
Also, the quality seems a bit low. I see in the manual that 200kbps is the default quality, and I notice that if I leave -b 1800 off the file looks the same as when I include it and its also the same file size, so I think some formatting in that line is being done wrong, because we certainly arent getting good quality.
Thanks for your help, I have sent you an additional 0.314159 BTC and that should complete our transaction, thanks for your help.