Time Lapse Software: Create Time Lapse Video

By Oct 15,2016 15:44 pm

Time lapse is a technique that's often used to speed up a video clip and give the illusion of compressed time. Using this effect can take your video from a more basic viewing experience to something a little more exciting. Thanks to video editing applications in the market today, all of us can easily set the playback speed of an individual video clip. As such, it takes only a few clicks to create a time lapse video. Here is a detailed tutorial on how to do time-lapse video editing in Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor)- an eay-to-use video editing tool.

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1 Import the original video

Install and launch Video Editor. Choose from “16:9”or “4:3” ratio. Then click the “Import” button to add your video to the primary window. You can also directly drag and drop your video to the program. Then all the imported files will appear as thumbnails in the left of the window.

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2 Cut out part of the video for time lapse editing (optional)

Next, drag your video onto the video column in the timeline. Select the loaded video and click the “Play” button. While playing the video, drag the slider bar at the start time and hit the “Split” button to cut out the part you want to do time lapse editing.

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3 Do time lapse editing

Double click the target video. Then a window will pop up for you to adjust the settings of video. Find the “Speed” option and drag the slider bar to the right to increase the speed. If you set the playback speed to play at 200% the original speed, then the 30-second clip be only 15 seconds (twice the speed). If you want to change the settings, click the “Reset” button and bring back the original settings. After that, click the “Play” button to preview the result.

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4 Export your new video

If you’re satisfied with the outcome, hit the “Create” button and “Format” to save the new file. Here you can change the video format and video and audio parameters such as Bit Rate, Encoder, Resolution and so on.

If you want to save and play your video on iPhone, iPod, iPad and other devices, just switch to the “Device” tab and choose from the device list. What’s more, you can upload the newly made video file to all popular video sites such as YouTube and Facebook directly from the interface of Filmora. Or turn to “DVD” tab to burn your video to DVD for playing on TV.

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iulianstefanica
exactly my thought ... misleading title.
robert_leather
That's not actually "time lapse" that's just playing a video at faster speed. Surely, time lapse would be pasting together a series of still images and then creating a video out of that.
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