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Learn how to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography. Join Rich Harrington in the field as he captures nature's patterns at Red Rock Canyon in southwestern Nevada, and shows how to frame your scene and choose the proper camera settings. He'll show you how to capture great images, whether you're using a DSLR camera and a motorized slider or just a smartphone you have handy. Then join him back in the studio to transform your still footage into a storytelling time-lapse video, using tools like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro.
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Rich: Premier Pro has similar controls to After Effects when it comes to re-sizing or key-framing There is a lot of adjustments you can make right within the Premiere Pro Timeline. Let's start with the size. With the clip selected and I double-click, I can access the Effect controls. It's now very easy to twirl down the motion property and actually see the ability to key-frame. So, for example, let's turn on our stopwatch for position and scale, and adjust the size of the clip.
So, we start zoomed out. Here we go. Fill the frame, but still see pretty wide. I'll move forward in time. And now, add another key frame for position and scale. Let's adjust this to a 70% zoom, and pan over a little bit to the right. I like that. Holding down the Shift key will drag more quickly. And if I play that back, you see that it does a smooth pan into that edge.
Well, let's finesse that. We'll select those key frames, right-click and choose Temporal Interpolation > Ease In. Select the beginning key frames, right-click, Temporal Interpolation > Ease Out. That's looking pretty good. And let's do a quick render to see that more smoothly. And notice that looks good with a nice, gentle, ease out. Very nice. Let's switch that to full quality for a moment.
And I'm going to mouse over that window and press Ctrl+`. That takes me into Cinema mode. I can now use the arrow keys to move to the back or the front of the clip. And let's watch that full screen at full quality. Looks really good. I slightly prefer an After Effects workflow for a little bit more finesse, but this is still a very powerful way to do this right within the NLE. Now that the shot is looking good, all that's left is to decide how you want to export it.
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