What is LRTimelapse?
Time lapse movies are getting more and more popular these days. Still-Photographers, filmmakers and multimedia artists are discovering this new and exciting facet of photography. LRTimelapse is being used by those people, because it enables them to use their favourite photographic tools (Lightroom 3/4/5 or the Adobe Creative Suite) to produce time lapses with all the advantages and power that those tools offer for image editing. It allows them to easily deal with time lapse specifics, like getting rid of the tedious flicker-effect and even helps them to achieve the so called “holy grail of time lapse photography”: smooth day-to-night transitions.
LRTimelapse.com provides the most comprehensive solution for time lapse editing, keyframing, grading and rendering. No matter if you are working on Windows or Mac, no matter which Camera you use: LRTimelapse will take your time lapse results to the next level. LRTimelapse is being used by most known time lapse producers and many amateurs. It allows keyframing and grading of time lapse sequences in an all-RAW-file-based workflow, utilizing the Adobe Camera RAW develop engine implemented in Lightroom and Adobe’s Camera Raw.
Creating Day-to-Night and Night-to-Day sequences is easily and perfectly done with the sophisticated “Holy-Grail”-workflow. Rendering of the final sequences can be done in professional video formats like Prores 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 and resolutions up to 6K – of course consumer formats like MP4/H.264 are supported as well.
Time Lapse Shooting and Processing – EBook
If you want to know everything about time-lapse photography, Gunther’s EBook, ‘Time Lapse Shooting and Processing’ is all you need. Suited for the beginner, as well as the advance user everything is explained step by step: from shooting, editing single frames, making transitions between individually edited images and deflickering until rendering out the final video.
As a LRTimelapse user, you will find all the information you will need to really master this program and its workflows. It beats having to spend hours digging through the forum and tutorials. The book concludes with an annex that provides you a summary of the most important workflows, check-lists, and cheat sheets for you to print out and take with you when you are shooting.
Get the EBook here – http://lrtimelapse.com/shop/ebook/
The Man Behind LRTimelapse, Gunther Wegner?
Gunther, based in northern Germany is a known Time Lapse-, Nature-, Landscape and Wildlife photographer. He is the originator and developer of the market leading solution for time lapse photography, LRTimelapse and is a pioneer in the area of day-to-night and night-to-day shooting – the so called “Holy Grail” of time lapse photography.
In 2012 he decided to quit his regular job in IT Project Management and dedicate himself full time to his duties in the area of time lapse, photography, film making and blogging.
Besides this he offers workshops, coaching and guided photo trips to destinations all over the world either for professional film makers as well as for interested enthusiasts. He travels a lot, mainly South-, Central-America and Africa.
With his latest productions African Skies, Altiplano Skies and recently African Skies 2 in 4K he did not only demonstrate technical feasibility but also raised awareness to environmental topics and donated parts of the revenues to animal welfare.
Afrian Skies 2 features the beautiful African Landscapes and their inhabitants.
We did it again! But this time we wanted more!
We traveled 6 Weeks through the most beautiful Landscapes of Namibia, Botswana and South Africa and shot literally every night – and day. We produced nearly 4 Terabytes of RAW data, shooting with 4 Cameras and I spent half a year of editing – this exceeded the limits of African Skies 1 by far.
I edited the whole film in 4K. The video Sequences, shot with the Nikon D800 and D7100 had to be upscaled a bit (still no reasonable 4K Film-Camera available..) – the Time Lapse sequences, shot mostly with the Nikon D600, were downscaled from 6K. The whole editing and grading (video and time lapse) was done with LRTimelapse and Adobe Lightroom and then only cut in Premiere Pro – this lead to the amazing quality you can see – especially in the Download-Versions.
We will have more from Gunther very soon, for now get over to his site if you haven’t already and check out his work, tutorials and gear reviews.