I have made many Time-Lapse Videos in Premiere.
There are several factors, that probably need to be tested first. The biggest consideration is the shooting interval of the Stills, and then the "look" that one wishes to achieve.
In most, I go to Edit>Preferences (before I Import any Still Images), and change the Still Duration to something around 3 - 5 Frames. Again, this is after a few tests. Then, I Import the Still Images. I also set the Duration of the Transitions, to be quite short, depending on how many Frames I have chosen.
After Import, I make sure that the Still Image files are numerically sorted, select multiple files, and drag those to the Timeline. Then, I apply the default (shortened in Edit Preferences>General>Video Transitions) to each Image.
I usually start with maybe 10 Images, and experiment with the Still Image Duration, until I am comfortable with the look, for that subject.
Good luck, and hope that helps,
Please review your details that you have added to this year old thread. It is clear that a 3 frames duration for your stills suits your specific purpose, but what are you using to set the duration...sounds like it might be Time Stretch?
Many threads here can be found with detailed instructions and suggestions for a Premiere Elements Time Lapse video project. And, you may want to review the details given in a recent blog post that I wrote as a quick overview of the topic.
I read your blog with interest and was trying to find a way to comment/reply - this seems to be the only way...
I have just started out with TimeLapse and loving the effects you can get. I did a small test a while ago and use Premier Pro to build the video - I was just using a 30-day trial though and that has expired and is pretty costly so when I read the blogs about PE11 being able to do this as well, I thought great.
So I've installed PE11 and got all my images ready to go. I followed the steps in your blog but I cannot find the "Time Stretch" option anywhere....I'm really confused as I don't know where it is or why as everything else in your blog matches what I'm seeing...
Any advice or guidance you can offer would be appreciated.
Thank for the inquiry.
In Premiere Elements 11 Expert workspace, Time Stretch
a. Click onTools Menu/Time Stretch at top of interface or Tools Tab/Time Stretch at bottom of interface.
b. Right click the video on the Timeline and select Time Stretch from the pop up menu
c. With the video selected, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+R
In Premiere Elements 11 Quick workspace, there is no opportunity to use Time Stretch by any means.
Please let me know if those choices work for you.
We will be watching for your follow up.
Thanks for the follow up.
Looking forward to your results. While at my blog, did you notice the post on the Premiere Elements 11 Quick workspace.
Just to say thanks for the help...Found Time Stretch in the Expert area and managed to sort my time lapse out perfectly! I set Frames down to 1 which gave me roughly 25-26 frames/sec which was ideal for what I had - I'm still not sure I understand how to interpret the 1 though and understand how that gave met he result I needed!
Just a few issues now with image sequence numbers but that's down to the way I published the images from the RAW files - I've fixed that now and left a job running at home
Thanks for the other links too - some very useful info there and I'll be sure to check it out
Thanks for the follow up. Sounding very good.
If your workflow is pretty much set for the 1 frame duration for the stills and you have not seen the following, you might want to check out my blog post on using Numbered Stills feature for your Time Lapse video in Premiere Elements.
My comments on the Numbered Stills feature are included in that blog post along with the how to.
Thanks - I might play with that as well and see the difference!
Heres the Vid: http://youtu.be/gkQYCA3qn-Y
1024 images shot over a 1 hour period with a 2-3 second gap between.
I think I was stood in a windy spot though with the slight camera shake - but for my 2nd ever attempt I'm quite pleased!