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Exporting the time-lapse sequence

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Rich: Once you're satisfied with the shot, you could preview it and play it back. The thing is, is won't play very smoothly inside of Photoshop until you render. Now, a fast hard drive, a good graphics card, will all speed up performance. But Photoshop's not really designed to be a real time video editing playback tool. But, let's take a look about getting a video file out, so we can use it on other places like the Web or in a Video Editor. When I'm satisfied I'll choose File, Export, Render Video. This will bring up a standard dialog box that lets you set a few options. Now it may take a second as it initializes it for the first time, but subsequent launches will go a bit quicker.

Exporting the time-lapse sequence

Rich: Once you're satisfied with the shot, you could preview it and play it back. The thing is, is won't play very smoothly inside of Photoshop until you render. Now, a fast hard drive, a good graphics card, will all speed up performance. But Photoshop's not really designed to be a real time video editing playback tool. But, let's take a look about getting a video file out, so we can use it on other places like the Web or in a Video Editor. When I'm satisfied I'll choose File, Export, Render Video. This will bring up a standard dialog box that lets you set a few options. Now it may take a second as it initializes it for the first time, but subsequent launches will go a bit quicker.

There we go, I will choose a target output location. Let's go to our Processed Clips folder and we'll save it in there with some of the other clips we've made. And I will leave the name as is, next I choose a method. I could write out still images if I wanted to hand this off to another tool as an image sequence. But more likely, you'll use the Adobe media encoder. Choose a file format, DPX being a high quality professional image sequence format.

H.264 for delivery to the Web, or consumer electronic devices. Or Quick Time if you want to hand this off to another editing tool. With Quick Time, you'll typically go with JPEG 2000, or one of the uncompressed options for a high quality file. The Animation Codec on the other hand, is the ultimate quality, but an enormous file size. If you want to go directly to the web or social media, consider using the H.264 and the High Quality preset is a great place to start.

If you know specifically you're delivery formats, you will find presets available for things like, Apple TV, iPhone, Vimeo, YouTube, and Android. When satisfied, just double check your settings. Generally speaking, the document size will be correct, and you'll want to make sure to chose the document frame rate. Some of the presets will override, and put in a different value. So I always make sure that I'm using the document frame rate that I assigned in the beginning.

I'll choose all of the frames that I want to render. I can set the work area in Arrange or choose to do the entire file. And when satisfied, I just click Render. Photoshop will engage the export process And start to write the frames. Depending upon how much you did to the clips, if you added a lot of filters or color correction or adjustments, this may take a while. But if you preprocessed the files, this should go pretty quick. Photoshop will generate either the MPEG 4 video file or the Quick Time movie. Or perhaps the image sequence to the targeted destination. And once you've done that, you're free to open up the file or send it on to another application to be worked with.

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Creating Time-Lapse Video

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  1. 3m 55s
    1. Welcome
      34s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 11s
    3. Using the exercise files
      2m 10s
  2. 4m 20s
    1. The end product
      1m 9s
    2. Why shoot with a still camera
      2m 0s
    3. What you're shooting for: Objectives
      1m 11s
  3. 7m 7s
    1. Frame size for delivery of time lapse
      1m 43s
    2. Frame size for acquisition of time lapse
      1m 45s
    3. Delivery frame rate of time lapse
      1m 36s
    4. Postprocessing choices for time-lapse photography
      2m 3s
  4. 17m 7s
    1. A solid tripod for time-lapse shooting
      4m 43s
    2. Using an internal intervalometer
      2m 15s
    3. Using an external intervalometer
      4m 37s
    4. Weather gear
      1m 6s
    5. Extending the power of the camera
      1m 28s
    6. Using a spare camera body
      50s
    7. Memory card selection
      2m 8s
  5. 5m 55s
    1. Shooting time lapse as JPEG files
      2m 15s
    2. Shooting time lapse as raw files
      2m 6s
    3. Shooting time lapse as movie files
      1m 34s
  6. 7m 34s
    1. Choosing a frame rate for time-lapse photography
      46s
    2. How long should you shoot?
      1m 10s
    3. Tracking the sun's position
      2m 50s
    4. Working the scene
      2m 48s
  7. 3m 4s
    1. Choosing the right aperture for time-lapse photography
      1m 6s
    2. Choosing the shutter speed for time-lapse photography
      50s
    3. Choosing the ISO for time-lapse photography
      1m 8s
  8. 10m 15s
    1. What does a slider add to the shot?
      2m 37s
    2. Building a slider
      3m 43s
    3. Basic moves on a slider
      3m 27s
    4. Keith's feature
      28s
  9. 8m 35s
    1. Stabilizing the phone
      2m 52s
    2. Setting up the shot with Lapse It
      1m 59s
    3. Using Lapse It
      1m 26s
    4. Using iStopMotion for iPad
      2m 18s
  10. 12m 8s
    1. Using a card wallet
      3m 9s
    2. Choosing a working drive
      3m 18s
    3. Transferring data
      5m 41s
  11. 8m 55s
    1. Using stacks in Adobe Bridge
      2m 29s
    2. Removing unwanted frames
      3m 2s
    3. Renaming and renumbering image sequences
      3m 24s
  12. 51m 54s
    1. Basic exposure with Adobe Camera Raw
      3m 30s
    2. Selective recovery with Adobe Camera Raw
      6m 25s
    3. Advanced recovery with Adobe Camera Raw
      5m 50s
    4. Reducing noise with Adobe Camera Raw
      2m 37s
    5. Removing spots with Adobe Camera Raw
      5m 41s
    6. Compensating for lens distortion
      5m 16s
    7. Stylizing the image with Adobe Camera Raw
      8m 49s
    8. Exporting the images to sequential files
      3m 42s
    9. Alternative workflow with Lightroom: Part one
      5m 36s
    10. Alternative workflow with Lightroom: Part two
      4m 28s
  13. 11m 16s
    1. Importing the image sequence
      2m 5s
    2. Refining the duration and frame rate
      2m 39s
    3. Adjusting the time-lapse sequence
      3m 35s
    4. Exporting the time-lapse sequence
      2m 57s
  14. 30m 22s
    1. Importing the image sequence
      1m 31s
    2. Refining the duration and frame rate
      3m 42s
    3. Frame blending
      3m 7s
    4. Adjusting the time-lapse sequence
      3m 33s
    5. Camera moves
      3m 54s
    6. Using flicker
      4m 59s
    7. Working with raw time-lapse sequences
      3m 35s
    8. Creating variable-speed effects
      3m 10s
    9. Exporting the time-lapse sequence
      2m 51s
  15. 11m 40s
    1. Importing the image sequence
      2m 23s
    2. Refining the duration and frame rate
      3m 39s
    3. Adjusting the time-lapse sequence
      2m 19s
    4. Exporting the time-lapse sequence
      3m 19s
  16. 12m 34s
    1. Importing the image sequence
      3m 17s
    2. Refining the duration and frame rate
      1m 53s
    3. Adjusting the time-lapse sequence
      4m 48s
    4. Exporting the time-lapse sequence
      2m 36s
  17. 1m 4s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 4s

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