How to make a timelapse with Premiere Pro

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a timelapse with Premiere Pro.

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Premiere Pro isn't really made to create timelapse sequences, but it is possible!

In this short tutorial, you'll learn how to make a timelapse with Premiere Pro.

To clarify: a timelapse is a sequence of photos that you turn into a video file.

If you're interested in how to shoot a timelapse you can read this detailed blog post or you can download my free timelapse e-book a bit further down.

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How to make a timelapse with Premiere Pro

  • Open up Adobe Premiere Pro and click File > Import.
  • Navigate to your timelapse sequence and select the first image.
  • Make sure your sequence is sequentially named and check the Image Sequence box option.
  • Right click the imported sequence and select New Sequence From Clip in the timeline.
  • You can now add motion, colour grading or other effects to this clip.
  • Once you're done go File > Export > Media and render out your sequence.
  • I suggest the source resolution and using a ProRes codec.

That's how simple it is to make a timelapse with Premiere Pro. As I mentioned, this isn't the ideal workflow but it is doable, and you can actually use this for Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve, iMovie, and most other video editing applications.

If you'd like to learn more about how to shoot and edit great timelapses, check out my free e-book about timelapse photography!

Here is an in-depth tutorial which explains how to timelapse:

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