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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: If you've identified that some frames in a time lapse are unwanted, it's a good idea to remove them. But, what could make a frame problematic? Well, maybe you repositioned the camera or had a slight adjustment to the overall framing. Perhaps somebody stepped in front of your camera, or a bird landed on the end of your lens for a second. Maybe something distracting happened, like the light got flipped on in the room when you were shooting a night time Time Lapse. In any case, it's possible that the shot gets interrupted or that you make some tweaks and it settles down. In either case it's a good idea to remove the frames that are offensive and just delete them or move them to a new destination.
I've already grouped these into stacks and remember stacks have a little slide show making it very easy for you to drag through. Notice at the very end there, a couple of the frames shifted. I like seeing the shadow grouw up the side of the face so that's good, but those last frames are problematic. So let's expand that, and scroll down, there we go, and I can now click through. Well, there definitely seems to be a shift there on those last couple of frames.
I'm not sure if the camera got bumped, maybe we were fiddling with the intervalometer, but those frames don't match the rest. So I'll just select them, an then I can right-click, an move those to the trash, or move them to a new location. There we go, let's collapse that. And choose the next one here, and there's definitely a jump at the beginning.
There it is, these first two frames. I'll select those and press Cmd+Delete. Now this makes it very simple as you're working to check shots. And you can also drag through. Now, sometimes you may see what appears to be a jump, but it could be nothing, in that the raw file might just be decoding. There we go, that one looks good. Let's close that stack, choose this other one here, open it up, and that's all good.
They're moving. Everything looks fine, and I think that one worked okay. Let's take a look all the way through. Yeah, great. So we have those cleaned up. Now, as you delete frames, you're ending up modifying the overall numbering of the sequences. Plus, many of these files, could have repeated file names to other files on your hard drive. Let's take a look at some ways to prevent bad media habits.
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