10 Replies Latest reply on Feb 9, 2018 2:48 AM by williamm52863337

    cc [time lapse]

    williamm52863337 Level 1

      How do I do time lapse in Lightroom CC?

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          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          What a loaded question! I have done time lapse and used Lightroom to browse through the hundreds of images. However, to my knowledge there isn't a way to actually prepare the time lapse video using Lightroom. After I prepared the 900+ images, I assembled the time lapse video using Premiere Pro. What were you expecting Lightroom to be able to accomplish? Also, are you really talking about Lightroom CC (the new cloud-based version)? Or are you talking about Lightroom Classic CC?

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            john beardsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            It's possible to do in Slideshow using a template hacked with the frame rate. The method is shown here.

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              JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Yeah, I should've known there would be a plug-in somewhere. I just haven't been one to search for plug-ins. And I guess that's my own fault. Thanks for pointing that one out.

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                john beardsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                it's not really a plugin, just using a template to force the Slide Length slider (Playback panel) to use a very short interval that corresponds to video frame rates.

                 

                There is a plugin called LrTimelapse which is more sophisticated. I have never tried it, but I believe it includes the ability to a Develop slider value gradually over a series of frames.

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                  JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  I understand now. The other issue is that I've been using a six-year-old HP computer with onboard graphics and Lightroom won't even let me do a slideshow. That's no big deal now, anyway because the USB controller is dying and it looks like I'm going to have to buy a new computer. Don't know if I'm going to do that because I'm turning 75 this year. Hard decisions.

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                    john beardsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Still, how do I usually do timelapses? In Premiere Pro, of course!

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                      JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      It's pretty simple that way. But then, some of the new cameras will do time lapse right in the camera. But when I'm using an older Nikon D7100 time lapse has to be done the old-fashioned way.

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                        cmgap Adobe Community Professional

                        Well if it won't break the budget go for it... there'll never be a better time! Is there a magic number that will help you make a decision? Maybe one of the ACP's can help with a recommendation to get you into a new machine on a budget...

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                          Conrad C Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                          https://forums.adobe.com/people/john+beardsworth  wrote

                          There is a plugin called LrTimelapse which is more sophisticated. I have never tried it, but I believe it includes the ability to a Develop slider value gradually over a series of frames.

                          I use LRTimelapse. It's great, and extremely effective. It can animate most of the values in the Develop panel over time, and it can smooth out flickering and even manual exposure shifts made in the middle of the time lapse capture sequence. LRTimelapse adds export presets than integrate with the LRTimelapse renderer so that you can pick up either rendered stills or a finished video clip at the end.

                           

                          But the important thing for williamm52863337 to know is that LRTimelapse works only with Lightroom Classic CC (and Lightroom 6 an earlier). This is mostly because LRTimelapse depends on the ability to write and read metadata to and from XMP files, which Lightroom CC can't do, and also because Lightroom CC doesn't currently support plug-ins.

                           

                          If williamm52863337 is using Lightroom CC and not Classic, then the source frames need to be loaded into a video editing application like Adobe Premiere Pro that can import an imported sequence of still images as one video clip, like JimHess said. When you do it that way, the only role Lightroom CC would have is to export raw files to whatever format the video editing application supports.

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                            williamm52863337 Level 1

                            Thank you.

                             

                             

                            Bill