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Timelapse takes time!

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Processing 1500 images, removing some dust spots, and getting it all edited has taken most of my spare time, which means I haven't had a chance to get out shooting this weekend.
So I thought I'd give you a a quick overview of how I put it together -

The first stage, once I've downloaded all the pics, is to sort them into folders for each sequence.
Then import them all onto Lightroom...
Once all the shots are imported, I'll open the first shot in the develop module, and make my adjustments to this image. The most important is to crop it to 16:9 format, and then I sync these adjustments to the whole sequence of images in the folder. After this has been applied I then check that these adjustments suit all of the images, before exporting them at 1920x1080 pixel resolution and srgb profile.

Once all of the sequences have been processed, I import one folder into Premiere Elements 11. The most important thing at this stage is to make sure that the still images preference is set to single frame. Then simply select all images and drag them onto the timeline, and they'll magically produce a time lapse... by exporting it as an MP4 I normally get a few seconds of video for each sequence.

Having done this with all of the sequences I import them all into a new project, and combine them with some normal video footage, some stills and add some music...

Once exported, this produces a final video of around a minute... so sixty seconds for a week's work... Sometimes I think I should take up a less time-consuming hobby!

Here's the result...

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