Using my Pixel timer remote I took some footage of clouds moving. I was having some real trouble with uploading and the quality of my footage in my first time lapse blog. I crashed my friend’s iMovie when I tried to convert 472 JPG files to MOV files then play them, haha! Total fail and waste of time. Hours later and tons of tech support I left her computer and returned to my iMac. I knew I needed QuickTime Pro to make my life easy so I purchased it for $29.99 in the Apple app store. When I tried to register the program I was getting errors saying that I needed to upgrade my QuickTime X to QuickTime 7. If you run into this problem, which I found was quite common, here is the solution.
Finder -> Applications -> Utilities -> QuickTime 7 -> click on the “QuickTime Player 7″ drop down tab to the upper right of your screen -> last click on “Register”
The instructions on Apple’s FAQ’s page didn’t show this to me so I had to call tech support.
Finally with Quicktime Pro installed, I created a folder “Time Lapse” and under the file tab in QTPro and clicked on “Open image sequence.” I then went to my “Time Lapse” file, highlighted the FIRST image (you don’t have to highlight ALL, it won’t let you) then chose my 30fps and then under the file tab clicked “export” and saved “Time Lapse” on my desktop. Last, I imported my new movie file, “Time Lapse” into iMovie by pulling down the file tab and clicking on “import” then “movies.” After my “Time Lapse” movie was imported, I edited on iMovie as I normally do.
To share, I pulled down the “share” tab in iMovie and export to desired location.
Here is my finished product:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 and 14-42mm Hybrid Lens (Black), 2 second intervals, 30 fps.
The first clip has a video effect to brighten the shot, the last two aren’t altered.