Developer: Microprojects

Current Version: 1.7

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 346.7 KB - Download


Time-Lapse will turn a sequence of images into a QuickTime movie.

You can select or drag and drop any number of JPEG, TIFF, PNG, Canon CR2 or Nikon NEF image files and folders. The image files can be sorted alphabetically or by time stamp. The QuickTime movie Time-Lapse creates can be JPEG, H264, TIFF, MPG4 or Animation format with a variety of compression options. You can select a standard frames per second or enter a custom value. The movie can be scaled to a variety of standard and HD sizes or a custom size.

The custom cropping option allows you to define a section of each image to form the movie frames or you can change the cropping section and scale over time to created animated effects. Filters to control color, exposure, blur and rotation are available and can be transitioned in an animation. The animation sequence is saved in a file that can be rerun and modified. Existing QuickTime movies can be converted to images for use in Time-Lapse.


Release Notes:

1. Animation files saved option.
2. KML file option with GPS images.
3. Skip verification option.
4. Vertical format option.
5. Added monochrome filter.
6. Filters can be individually reset.
7. Added filter fine adjustment.
8. Added image rotation function.
9. Added movie append function.
10. Convert movie to images function.
11. New verification log.
12. New PDF manual.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.7
Review by errorik

The best app I have used - This is the best app I have ever used for assembling time-lapse videos from collections of photos. So far the largest time lapse I have created was about 9000 frames from a 18MP DSLR and it handled it great. Apparently you can not do full frame 18MP time-lapses of this size, but I think it is not a limitation of this app per-se, because I tried other apps and they failed as well… the solution is to use the 1080p cropping feature. I have never had a problem when using the 1080p or 720p cropping.

Found helpful by 11 out of 11 people
Version 1.0
Review by Froggy530

DO NOT BUY!! - This app does NOT work! I tried multiple times to use this. The first few times it errored out and didn't even complete creating the video. After multiple tries it finally ran all the way through and "created" the video, however when I played it back it was a 5 sec video of black. NOTHING! I want my $2 back!

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.7
Review by Ahaynes4

Simple useful interface - This app makes it a lot easier to crop and prepare a timelapse than my old standard method. I used to batch crop and edit thousands of images in Adobe Lightroom, then export those, create an image sequence with the outdated Quicktime 7, and then convert that video into the format I need. Now it's just a few clicks and I'm done. And the quality is pretty much on par with Quicktime. I highly recommend this to make your timelapse workflow easier.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.7
Review by AaronA74

Nice! - Does exactly what it says! Beware of hi-res photos, though. Anything at 18 meg plus or, god forbid, all 36megapixels of the d800 won't work unless you set the crop at 1080 or 720 (Though this isn't a real issue because you shouldn't be taking time lapse-photos at high resolutions, as, obviously, that res will be wasted as each frame flies by in much less than a second). This really speeds things up for me! No more fumbling around when I want to add a timelapse to a Final cut project…and I didn't have to spend $30 on Quicktime pro just for this one function! In short, it's great!

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 1.7
Review by wonderfullyrich

Much simpler then command line, decent layout, and good options. - I'm primarily a linux user, so although I tend to go to command line and enjoy it, I wanted something that would give me a decent gui so I could crop as needed before rendering. Time-Lapse does this and more in spades. (I might add it's competitor Sequence does not do this as of Mar 2013.) I tend to use either a GoPro Hero 1, Hero 3 Black, or a Canon SLR and this renders the HD quality images into a video editable mov file (of your choice). It's fairly intuitive, but does require a bit of a learning curve and some technical parsing of the manual to fully utilize the options. Specifically the Custom Crop option is confusing and the manipulation isn't smooth, also there's no saving your crop short of using an animation file (which doesn't render compressed). This leaves areas for improvement, but it's still very useable and much, much simpler then other time lapse rendering techniques (i.e. command line ffmpeg for starters). The Filter Panel is a very nice enhancement, and almost worth the purchase alone. The ability to quickly and easily modify & crop the basics of your images, get visual feedback, and then render it for a quick view (i.e. using a rate increase) definately puts time-lapse at the top of my time lapse rendering apps. I haven't tried time-lapse with more then about 8000 frames, but I do have some upcoming that I will be testing it against and if I see issues I'll report back.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.7
Review by krag0th

Absolutely perfect - I was skeptical when I frst saw this program, because I've killed every other app that I bought for my time lapse project. I love the very simple UI. It just completed a 22,078 frame TL without locking up or crashing. I highly recommend this app!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.7
Review by azmeds

No options for converting video to images! - I expected options to convert a video to individual images. None! No option for how many frames or images per second and no option on size of exported image. Waisted 5 bucks! QuickTime Pro 7 at least offers frames or images per second, but does not size the images. MPEG Streamclip worked and I should have just stuck with that. Hope this helps someone else. joe

Found helpful by 4 out of 28 people