I'm editing a project shot in time-lapse hdr. Each shot will consist of frames tone-mapped from of a series of bracketed exposures.
I've found that doing the tone-mapping, then the editing, won't work because 1) it takes far too long, even with overnight renders 2) Each tone-mapped shot needs to be tweaked according to the shots before and after. You'd have to be a genius to get that spot on before you edit - rather like color grading. So I'm going to edit a series of jpeg sequences taken from only one exposure from each shot which will then act as an offiline, then tone map (with handles) only the bits from the shots I need - the online. So...
once I have imported a jpeg sequence, and placed the 'play head' where I want, is there a quick way to know which exact jpeg from out of the original sequence I am seeing? A sort of 'get info' on that frame?
Not directly. But you could set your time display units to frames and then read from that which frame you were on and use that to determine which source item corresponds. This assumes that your input frames were numbered accordingly.
Now why didn't I think of that?
Still, it would be good to have that info directly avaialble for those of us working with image sequences.