Over the years I’ve received a lot of questions about timelapse post production tools and apps… and for good reason, there is a lot out there. Finding and using a particular software application is simple, but so was hand sanding a detailed wood carving before I discovered a Dremel. Let’s just say knowing what tools exist is a very good thing.
From batch processing programs to Non-Linear Editors (NLE) from deflickering applications to HDR merging, we chat about them independently all over this site and in the timelapse book but what was a continuously updated single collection point. We’ll… lack no more because here it is:
[aside]What is your story?
What have you found to be the simplest to use and/or produce the best time-lapse results?
Help collect all the different software tools for time-lapse photographers and make choosing the right app for getting time-lapse work done even easier.
Take a look at some of the categories below. If you’ve used the applications and have an opinion, please share by answering a few questions. This particular survey will act as an initial collection and lay of the time-lapse landscape to be tweaked and reviewed. What are your thoughts?[/aside]
I listed prices just because some folks might be searching for free time-lapse applications. Keep in mind a majority of paid apps offer free trials to test out before deciding if the investment makes sense for you. Discounts for students and educators are likely available as well as monthly subscriptions. Some of these programs do serve multiple purposes and overlap.
Standalone Batch RAW Image processors
Batch editing a collection of RAW images before creating the initial time-lapse sequence.
Rendering the time-lapse sequence itself
Deflickering in post production
Main NLE (Non-linear editors) for creating final works
Color Correction Any preferences?
Magic Bullet Colorista (Free)
HDR Batch Processing
Storage and Backup
I hope this list is a helpful starting point to your next step.
I will be updating this list as more results come.
Thanks for your feedback.
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