How To Make A Timelapse Video

Timelapse videos - although not thrilling to make - can lead to some incredible results. The concept behind a timelapse is that the video condenses a long period of time into just a few seconds or minutes. It lets you visualise slow processes easily, or add a stylish effect to your films. Whether you’re making a timelapse of stars crossing the sky, ships coming in and out of port, or snow melting, timelapses can add depth and excitement to your finished video, or work great as standalone pieces of content. Read on to find out how to make a timelapse video.

How to make a timelapse video from a video file

1. Install VideoStudio

To install VideoStudio video editing software on your PC, download and run the installation file above. Continue following on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

2. Add video to timeline

Drag and drop the video you want to make into a Time Lapse video onto the VideoStudio Timeline. To make a timelapse video from a video file, we will simply adjust the speed to make it playback faster.

Add video to timeline

3. Create Time-lapse video

Right-click on your video on the timeline and select Speed/Time-lapse. In this window, you can drag the speed scrubber to the right to increase the speed, preview the results and make adjustments until you are happy with the results. When you are happy with the results, press OK.

Create Time-lapse video

How to make a timelapse video from a series of photos

1. Install VideoStudio

To install VideoStudio video editing software on your PC, download and run the installation file above. Continue following on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

2. Start your Time-lapse video

In VideoStudio under the File menu, select Insert Media File to Timeline and then Insert Photo for Time-lapse/Strobe.

Start your Time-lapse video

3. Add your series of photos

Browse for the photos you want to include in your project and click Open. Note: It is recommended to choose a series of photos taken in succession with your DSLR.

Add your series of photos

4. Make adjustments as needed

Once you’ve selected your files, in the next window you can make adjustments to the frames. As you make adjustments, preview the results using the playback controls under the picture. You can specify the number of frames to be retained and removed in Keep and Drop. Note: For example, you enter a value of 1 in Keep and 3 in Drop. This means that it will follow the interval to retain one frame and remove three frames for the set of photos selected. In Frame duration, specify the exposure time for each frame.

Make adjustments as needed

5. Press OK to return to editing

Once you are happy with your results, press OK to add this to your timeline.

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