I got several questions after my recent post about making a time lapse video, about which software I use compile the images into a finished video.
I have several steps I personally us, they might not be the most efficient but since I have some of the software already I don’t have to buy extra software. (I have not been able to find any decent all in one package)
- Image Ready CS
Download your images from the camera to a local drive. I found that since these images are typically nothing to do with my normal work flow and I tend to manually move them instead of using lightroom or canons own management tool.
Image Ready – Open Image Ready and select the menu File>Import>Folder as Frames
When the one image is loaded you can resize it to a more reasonable resolution 800×600 for example (you can do this before hand by using Photoshop actions which is much quicker but explaining actions is for another post)
In Image Ready select File>Save Optimized File As and then save the file as a “.gif”
Open the .gif file in VirtualDub
Select the menu Video>Compression and then select your preferred compression method. (note: I normally leave it uncompressed for later use but if you select Divx it will give you a frame rate error)
Select the menu File>Save as AVI and name your video
With your finished AVI you can bring it into any video editing software to add music and to add additional movies etc.