Today I will show you how to make a timelapse in DaVinci Resolve.
DaVinci Resolve is very powerful editing software, and the best thing is that it's free!
The paid version allows you to create higher-resolution timelapse videos, but the free version is a great place to start with.
Here's how it works in short: Turn a RAW photo sequence into a DNG sequence first, then color grade and export it as a video file.
You can find all the download links and the written tutorial below the video.
How to make a timelapse in DaVinci Resolve
- Open Adobe DNG converter
- Convert your RAW sequence to a DNG sequence
- Import the DNG sequence by dragging it into DaVinci Resolve
- Right-click the imported sequence and Create a new timeline from it
- Adjust the timeline resolution to your preference
- Select the clip in the timeline and go to the Colour tab
- Add a colour grade according to your preference
- Export to a ProRes (or another codec) video file using the Deliver tab
Top tip from a viewer: “Don't change the settings in Adobe DNG to “Use lossy compression”, it seems like a great idea to save some space but Resolve won't be able to read the files.”
Stay tuned, as my next video will be about how to make a hyperlapse in DaVinci Resolve!
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