2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2017 4:28 PM by Kevin-Monahan

    Export image sequence with original time

    Pete Coly

      Hi guys.

      So first of all I started using AE today and I am not very familiar with the program, so please be gentle to me


      I have the following situation:

      I need to export every nth frame of a drone-video I made of a landslide structure. I am trying to make a 3D-model of the structure with photogrammetry. Therefore I need one image of every second of the video with its original time. The reason behind this is that I need to geotag the images, because it will decrease the computing-time of the photogrammetry-software by days. Literally days!#


      I just imported the video and changed the frame-rate to 1 fps so I could export one frame of every second. I clicked Composition->Add on renderlist (not sure if thats the correct translation, since I'm using the german verison). I selected tiff-sequence as output format and the saving direction.

      That worked quite well, but the .tiff-files now have the timestamp of today (creation date) and not the original date of their time in the video (which would be four days ago).

      I know there are ways to work around this problem with software that can change the metadata of images, but it would be really cool if there would be a way in AE and safe me a lot of time.


      Thanks a lot for your time, if you read through all this

        • 1. Re: Export image sequence with original time
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Your approach is incorrect. Changing the file interpovation to 1 frame per second will not reduce the number of frames. You want to use time remapping and some math. I have not got tome to go through a step by step workflow for you right now, boarding a plane, you should read up on time remapping.


          As for outputting file names you are kind of stuck with AE's file naming structure. I'd just use a batch rename to fix the naming problem. The easiest way to to that depends on your system.


          If somebody has not helped you out I'll try after I land....

          • 2. Re: Export image sequence with original time
            Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

            Hi Pete Coly,

            Did you ever find a solution or did Rick's synopsis help you figure it out? Please let us know.