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Building a Time-Lapse from stills

to make a time-lapse video:

I arrived at using:

* Insert > Choose... > [selectedFiles], In Sequence  

Simple. I love it.

However, I found that I'm not able to really observe the time-lapse in the main canvas - e.g.  it displays the first frame, and a moment after the scrubber passes beyond the last frame, the last frame is displayed in the canvas.

So basically I had to export the video to see the result.

Is this expected?

Thanks!

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 1 yr ago
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    Rob Shankin said:
    However, I found that I'm not able to really observe the time-lapse in the main canvas -

     You should see file playback. Perhaps your system is being taxed though. It's hard to say without technical details.

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  • Hi Craig - 

    I'm running Catalina 10.15.6 on a MacBook Pro, 2017, 3.1 ghz dual core i5, 8gb ram.

    is that "too slow"?

    Anything else I should try to speed stuff up?
    I've already disabled thumbnails in the timeline.

    Thanks    

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    • CraigSModerator
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    Rob Shankin said:
    2017, 3.1 ghz dual core i5, 8gb ram.
    is that "too slow"?

     It's possible that the CPU and RAM may not be adequate for the number of still frames you're using. Ideally, Canvas, Frames, export settings should all be the same pixel dimensions (1920x1080 for example). Large frame size stills otherwise have to be scaled in real-time. A lot of still frames may require a lot of RAM and processing power. The number of frames may also be a factor.

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