If you want to make cinema-quality timelapse videos then you need to know which software to use!
In this blog post, I'm talking about the must-have timelapse software and plugins for 2023.
I've broken up the needed software into different skill levels.
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Novice Timelapse Software
At this level, you want to keep things simple and straightforward.
Be it JPEG or RAW sequences that you want to edit, you likely don't want to buy expensive software or get stuck into a subscription-based model.
The two most user-friendly and value-for-money timelapse software I've found are GlueMotion and TimelapseDeflicker for Mac and PC.
They both have a free and a paid version and allow deflickering, rendering, keyframing, and more.
Want to learn how to use all this? Download my free e-book about timelapse photography below!
Enthusiast Timelapse Software
You've exceeded the limits of what free or cheap software can do for you and you want better control over your RAW image sequences and all the editing that comes with it.
The combination of Adobe Lightroom Classic and LRTimelapse is a must-have, used by the majority of professionals in the timelapse world.
Watch my Holy Grail editing tutorial video here to get a preview of what you can achieve.
Advanced Timelapse Software
Powerful software and plugins for the seasoned timelapse professional.
- Organize your footage in Lightroom with the Timelapse+ Studio plugin.
- Color grade your RAW sequences in Adobe Lightroom Classic.
- Deflicker and ramp your settings with LRTimelapse.
- Edit hyperlapses, create time-slices, and render your master files with Adobe After Effects.
- Reduce the noise in your footage with Neat Video.
A special shoutout to DaVinci Resolve Studio which keeps on improving and is now almost a one-stop-shop for timelapse photographers. Watch my videos about it here.
Watch all my other timelapse editing tutorials here.