Software for time lapse?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 18, 2008
Going to be picking up a Promote Control unit to capture consistent images for Time Lapse work - and was wondering what folks were using for putting the images together into a video. I use Aperture for my photo library management, but haven't tried putting multiple images together into a time lapse.



macrumors 68020
Feb 28, 2009
Late reply, sorry...

You might head over to the Timescapes fora:

More discussion over there than here.

I haven't done much TL lately, in the past I've used a variety of programs and apps, including just Quicktime but one of the Adobe packages seems to be the overall choice.


macrumors 68000
Sep 30, 2007
NSW, Australia.
I do a batch process in Photoshop to convert the RAW files into smaller JPEG's (2MP), then put them all into Quicktime 7 Pro.

Quicktime 7 Pro can be purchased here:

I don't believe the QT7Pro key is included with Aperture, I *think* I got mine included for free with either Motion or Logic.

My copy is registered to "Apple Pro Apps User"
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macrumors 68000
Aug 28, 2007
SE Michigan
I've used Time Lapse assembler,, with great results.
Time Lapse Assembler allows you to create movies from a sequence of images. Provide it with a folder containing sequentially named JPEG images and it will produce a QuickTime compatible movie file for use in iMovie or other editing software.

•Exports MPEG, H.264, Photo-JPEG, and RAW movies
•Select between 0.1 and 60 fps (new in version 1.5)
•Allows resizing of finished movie
•Make sure your source folder images are all the same size
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