Timelapse software I use

Below you will find links to timelapse editing software as well as other resources.
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With timelapse photography, we are transforming a series of RAW photographs into video files. First, you need to colour grade the photos, then you need to turn them into a video file. Depending on the type of shot (static lighting or changing lighting) you need different editing software.

  • For beginner timelapse editing, where you just want to turn a series of JPEG photos into a video file I recommend an easy to use app like TimeLapseDeflicker.
  • For basic timelapse editing (with static lighting like a normal daytime shot) I recommend getting Lightroom and LRTimelapse. You can download Lightroom as part of a discounted photography bundle along with Photoshop.
  • For the most advanced editing (with changing lighting like a sunrise or sunset) I recommend Lightroom, LRTimelapse and After Effects. This is what I use for all of my work.

Have a look at the video below to see how my workflow is set up. Further links are down below.

I highly recommend the free trial versions of all the Adobe software, you can get up to 30 days of free usage without any limitations.

LRTimelapse has a free version which allows you to process photo sequences up to 400 frames in length.

Videos and articles about timelapse software:

If you'd like to learn how to plan, shoot and process timelapses like a pro then check out my e-book The Ultimate Timelapse Guide. It's a 33 page guide that teaches you everything you need to know.
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