Depending on what I want to do with either Time Lapse, or Stop Motion, I set the desired Duration in Edit>Preferences, before Import. There is no easy way to adjust the Duration, after Import, other than click-drag on the Head, or Tail, and probably with the Info Panel open.
For most Stop Motion, I like a 3 Frame Duration, though that does differ by the subject matter, and the "look" that I want.
Good luck, and hope that helps,
PS - don't forget to reset the Edit>Preferences>General>Still Duration back, or you will be surprised, when you do, say a Title.
@ Bill Hunt
Thanks for your response.
It turned out that the problem with setting all the durations in one action was caused by the fact that I had different durations on a couple of pictures. Once I reset all pictures to the same duration I found I could do the following:
- Select all pictures in the timeline.
- Right click on one picture in the timeline and select time stretch.
- I then set the last two digits to 03.
- All pictures then shrunk on the timeline and I was able to create the effect I was looking for.
- It seemed that the 03 was a little harsh and so I changed to 05 and the flow of the pictures seemed more graceful. However, I suspect this might be 2011-02-14ermined by the number of pictures you are processing. In my case is was only a couple of hundred.
- This was for a time lapse - sun setting on Half Dome at Yosemite.
Thanks for your help.
Good news, and thank you for reporting your steps, and your success.