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Timelapse video creation in LR Classic?

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Nov 24, 2020
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Lightroom Classic 12.0.1
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  1. Windows 10
How do I do a Timelapse video in Lightroom Classic, please?
I've done this as recently as 2020, but I have completely forgotten or it's changed. I can edit/export good jpegs but then how to make the video?
If not LR Classic, other recommended software, ideally free?
(Windows 10 Desktop) Thanks in advance!
It depends on how much control you want. If you just need to get some frames out as a basic time lapse video, there is a way to hack the Slideshow module export so that the playback speed is fast enough to create a time lapse video. If you did this before using only Lightroom Classic, this might have been the method you used. I haven’t done it this way, but the link below describes how to do it:
Create Your Own Time-Lapse Templates for Lightroom Classic

If you want more control over things like speed, quality, resolution, and export format/codec, export the usual folder full of JPEG images and import them into a video editing application. Most video editing or video effects applications today, even many cheap/free ones, can import a folder of JPEG images as a single video timeline.

If you want maximum control over altering Develop settings over time, and advanced features such as flicker removal and day-to-night exposure ramping, then you can use dedicated pro time lapse software such as LRTimelapse. Which is impressive software, but a significant expense.
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