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Using stacks in Adobe Bridge

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Rich: One of my favorite tools for getting images organized, is Adobe Bridge. And I find it particularly well suited for Time Lapse images. Now, some of you may choose to import directly into Lightroom, and you want to process there. We'll explore that a little bit later, but for many of you, Adobe Bridge is a logical choice. It's included with Premier Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. And it's a great way to visually browse your content. Let's start by taking a look at a directory, and we'll organize a couple of shots. In this case, I can see my shots quite clearly.

Using stacks in Adobe Bridge

Rich: One of my favorite tools for getting images organized, is Adobe Bridge. And I find it particularly well suited for Time Lapse images. Now, some of you may choose to import directly into Lightroom, and you want to process there. We'll explore that a little bit later, but for many of you, Adobe Bridge is a logical choice. It's included with Premier Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. And it's a great way to visually browse your content. Let's start by taking a look at a directory, and we'll organize a couple of shots. In this case, I can see my shots quite clearly.

Selecting an individual shot and pressing the spacebar will open it up. This makes it very simple to find what I want. I can also drag this slider to the left here to see more frames at a time. This allows me to now select all of the shots within a group or a range and stack them. That's a very easy way to start to combine your shots together. Now feel free to practice with your own images. All I'm doing is taking several shots that were from a sequence on a card.

And I just clicked on the first image and then held down the Shift key and then clicked on the last image in the range and then chose stack group as stack. And you'll see that that very quickly combines all the shots from that particular sequence into a single stack. The benefits of stacks are immense. Besides keeping things organized, you can very easily click on the whole number, to grab them all and then drag to a new location if you need to move the files.

You also can play back a stack in a mini slideshow. That can give you a bit of an idea of a potential Time Lapse sequence. So as you play that back you can see the movement between the shots or just drag through. In this case we can see the people walking through the frame. It's like a mini Time Lapse movie already with some scrubbing. Notice these groups of people hiking through the canyons like little ants, making it really simple to see my shots. It's also a great way to identify some potential problems, like the bump in the shot there as we Settled on the Time Lapse.

Or perhaps in this one the fact that we recomposed after the first couple of frames. So sometimes within a stack, you'll notice that there are some problem images and this leads to the need to remove them.

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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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