I have a specific time-lapse application that I had hoped to implement in After Effects CS5.5 using the Timewarp effect, but I am not sure whether AE can handle the file size? (I am working on a MacBook Pro.)
If AE can handle this project, I would appreciate step-by-step instructions to Timewarp a series of images as follows:
Is this workflow possible?
Any advice appreciated.
I do not have the time or the inclination to become an expert with the software for this one apllication (but I do have it on my computer).
In which case, be prepared to wait a very long time for any meaningful help.
I'm not trying to be rude, but step-by-step instructions for something that tricky to someone who knows absolutely nothing about the AE user interface and the arcane AE lingo is an exercise in near-futility. It's a waste of people's time: both yours and especially ours.
I recommend you hire someone to do the work for you. It will be best for all involved.
A lot is possible in AE, but time warping is extremely tricky since it depends a lot on the properties of the source footage and varies from shot to shot. It may even require additional steps for removing glitches or parts of the image that were accidentally captured. This could be pretty involved, even if you don't want to become an expert. So for what it's worth, you will have to read the help and watch some basic tutorials. Your description of your failed attempts alone clearly indicates that you haven't even bothered to look up comp settings or the most basic stuff about rendering and exporting. This simply cannot work.