With the theory in place for time lapse photography, now it was time for a bit of practice. Using images caught by my classmate, Sarah, Zig demonstrated to the class how to process the images for then produce a time lapse sequence.
I made notes during the class as our trusted tutor when through the steps with a view to testing myself at home. This is what I did using a set of images featured in a previous post.
The first stage is to process the RAW files using Camera RAW:
- Using Bridge, open up the first image in the sequence using Camera RAW
- Crop using 16:9
- Adjust the image settings (if necessary)
- Press ‘Done’
- Click ‘Right’ on the adjusted image
- Select ‘Develop Settings’ & click on ‘Copy Settings’
- Select images to be processed
- Click ‘Right’ on an image
- Select ‘Develop Settings’ & click on ‘Paste Settings’
- Make a cup of tea – Step 9 can take a bit of time!
- When the images have been processed, select them all then save with the following in mind:
- Use a separate folder
- Add a serial number to the file name – useful for sequencing
- Save at High Quality (12)
- Strip off Metadata – copyright only
- Save Long Side size at 1920px
- Sharpen for screen
- Save files
Next, open Adobe Premiere. & don’t panic!
- Select ‘New Project
- Choose a destination for saving, creating a new folder
- Import media (double click on the area)
- Select all files
- Drag to the box on the right
- To adjust the speed of the time lapse, select all files, click right then select Speed/Duration & change accordingly
Admittedly, I did get to the last bit, but didn’t quite work out why the time hasn’t changed despite adjusting. After the whole morning & most of the afternoon in front of a screen, it was time to take a break from this exercise then revisit with fresh eyes & brain.
Tasks 2, 3, 4 & 5