7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2009 7:04 AM by David Bogie Chq-1
Hillster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

I have taken over a thousand photos using a intervalometer with a Canon G10 and want to edit them into a time lapse movie using FCP 7, does anyone know a quick and simple way to get the stills onto the timelime in one go ?

Thanks Paul

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2 x 2.26 HGz Quad-Core Intel Xeon - 16GB 1066 MHz DDR3
  • D Gilmore Level 4 Level 4 (3,525 points)
    Use fotomagico instead.
  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,995 points)
    If the photos are named sequentially, you can use QT Pro to convert the image sequence into a video format.

    • Open QT Pro
    • import the images
    • export as video

    Have fun.

    x
  • Hillster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you, will give it a go
  • hauerdie Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    But its also easy in FCP, i use it very often. Just set the still image duration to one frame (default is 1 sec). The images are normaly seq. numbered, just put them in a folder and import the folder, FCP will treat the folder as a sequence in the timeline.
  • David Bogie Chq-1 Level 7 Level 7 (25,010 points)
    hauerdie wrote:
    But its also easy in FCP, i use it very often. Just set the still image duration to one frame (default is 1 sec). The images are normaly seq. numbered, just put them in a folder and import the folder, FCP will treat the folder as a sequence in the timeline.


    True, and thanks for the contribution to the thread. Personally, I prefer to use Motion or QT as the first step in converting large groups of still images for the convenience and security of creating a movie that is self contained media. FCP, of course, can be used as you describe and then used to export the new media.

    bogiesan
  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,995 points)
    FCP can be used but is horribly inefficient at it. Large numbers of stills in FCP can bring underpowered systems to their knees very quickly.

    x
  • David Bogie Chq-1 Level 7 Level 7 (25,010 points)
    Studio X wrote:
    FCP can be used but is horribly inefficient at it. Large numbers of stills in FCP can bring underpowered systems to their knees very quickly.
    x


    Yar, matey.
    Part of the question that was not covered: what's the pixel dimension of these still images? If they're way big, like 3k, FCP is going to be useless after processing/scaling about 20 of them down to video size.

    bogiesan