If you want to push the envelope in time-lapse photography then you need to master Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Gunther Wegner’s powerful LRTimelapse 4 Pro utility. The LRTimelapse + Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic workflow is not for beginners. LRTimelapse Pro is complicated and expensive but if you are looking to creating smooth Hollywood-grade 4K+ time-lapse video segments then this workflow is a worthwhile investment.
A couple of warnings though before we get started. 1. To work with LRTimelapse you must disable Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic’s wonderful Metadata > Automatically Write Changes to XMP Preference Switch. You can re-enable this preference switch as soon as you are done working on a time-lapse project. (Highly recommended!) But while you are working on a sequence of images using Lightroom + LRTimelapse this one must be turned off.
2. Not every feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Develop Module works with LRTimelapse. Do not use Lightroom’s Point Curve or the Upright Adjustments in the Lens Correction panel while working with LRTimelapse. Be very gentle too when working with non-linear tools like the Whites, the
3. Creating a top-quality time-lapse video is a time consuming process. Working with the hundreds, or thousands, of raw files that you will need to make a decent video sequence takes a lot of complex calculations. Be patient with your project and your computer. Save often and be prepared for crashes and failures.
If this were easy stuff then everyone would be churning out silky smooth 4K time-lapse video. You can do it but it will some patience and a little practice!
Grandfather Mountain Clouds Time-Lapse Clip