Up to this point LRTimelapse has been fantastic and we have been using the slideshow export feature of Lightroom, along with LRT presets, to create our clips. Whilst LRTimelapse itself does a stunning job of transitioning between exposures, essentially creating frames that are ready to compile, there are limitations. The biggest issue is that you cant do slow and smooth crop transitions (so called Ken Burns) without introducing some jitter. The moves just aren't smooth enough and if there is one …

LRTimelapse transition problems

LRTimelapse is a fantastic peice of software for producing timelapses with Lightroom. However lightrooms own limitations result in slight jitter if you introduce a slow 'Ken Burns'. I think in future I will consider using LRTimelapse for the RAW metadata setting and aftereffects for the compilation and transition. Incidentally, this problem isn't really apparent with a fast crop transition. I understand its largely due to the fact that Lightroom cannot do sub-pixel cropping. This comparison … [Read more...]

I've been away from Dartmoor for the passed couple of weeks so no new time lapses to share. However I did shoot a rooftop test from my (shared) house in Bristol. This test was really just to practice the 'Holy Grail' exposure transition method and try and get my first professional quality sequence! This was the most stringent test to date in terms of exposure transitions. Through the hour long capture sequence the exposure was changed by 3 stops in 1/2 stop increments. The process of manually …

I'm feeling pretty chuffed right now. Don't worry, I didn't do anything clever, I just used a simple peice of software called LRTimelapse to put together a 'Holy Grail' sequence. The 'Holy Grail' in time-lapse photography is capturing a sequence of images from day to night or vice versa. This requires exposure changes during the sequence often resulting in visible steps. The holy grail is to come up with a solution with no such steps visible; a seamless sequence. I won't go into details here …