There's nothing quite like a timelapse to enliven a transition sequence, a corporate video, or to build an entire piece around. However, while timelapse can often be complicated when shooting it (getting settings right in real-time, keeping the camera safe during long image captures, and going to exotic locations), it's also complicated to post-process the large volume of high-res, often RAW, still images that are created. 

Timelapse+ got a reputation for themselves with the VIEW intervalometer, which offers more precise control and preview on your camera so the raw material of your timelapse can be better captured. Now they are back with STUDIO, a post-processing plugin that should make it easier and less time consuming to post process your long duration images.

The plugin is built to work natively from within the popular image organization and processing program Lightroom. By giving users the ability to group together photos into a timelapse and preview how they look without having to do a full render out the feedback loop between "tweaks" and previewing the tweaks will speed up, which should help timelapse filmmakers spend less time in post.

On top of that comes auto-keyframe analysis where the software identifies key spots in your shot that it thinks will be keyframes that need adjusting with dynamic changes in between. 

While some timelapse shots are simple, there are notoriously hard shots like the day to night transition, and while the VIEW helps on set, auto-keyframe analysis in post will add another layer of power to make those shots successful in post.

This level of dynamic retouching can lead to some pretty stellar results quite quickly, as seen in the impressive video below.

Tech Specs

  • Works Inside Adobe Lightroom
  • Timelapse preview
  • Auto keyframing
  • Keyframe Blending

Timelapse+ STUDIO has a 7-day free trial and from there is available for a one-time payment of $49.