Editing a Timelapse in Premiere Pro with the help of Lightroom 4
In this Premiere Pro tutorial, we show you how to create and edit a timelapse image sequence right in Premiere Pro. We also look at Lightroom 4 Beta and how you can use it as part of your timelapse workflow.
There are three things that make Premiere Pro ideal for editing timelapses.
- It allows the import of image sequences.
- It allows you to reinterpret the frame rate of these images, so you can control the speed at which your timelapse plays back.
- It is an editing application. So you can mix in video footage, multiple audio tracks, use all of your usual trim tools, and enjoy real time playback.
We use Lightroom 4 Beta to get a quick look at the new sliders in the develop module and how you can use this as a quick way to effect all of your images. This is especially helpful if you shot your timelapse RAW.
One quick note, reinterpreting the frame rate of footage is not limited to image sequences. This mean’s if you shoot at 60p of 120p (or whatever crazy fast frame rate you like) and want your footage to play back in slow motion, all you have to do is tell Premiere to treat it as 24p. No re-encoding, or workarounds.
You can download your copy of Lightroom 4 Beta till March 31, 2012 here.
Thanks to Quentin Bellow for the timelapse images.
Thanks to John Gumaer for doing the intro sound design.