These instructions cover the basic aspects of the LRTimelapse workflows.
Please make sure to check out my video tutorials too!
Import and Split your sequences
The LRTimelapse importer is a very convenient way to bring your images from your memory card right into LRTimelapse.
This is the “Swiss Army Knife” in LRTimelapse. It works for any RAW sequence, holy Grail or not. This is mostly what you will be using if you shoot RAW (you should). Holy Grail sequences will automatically be detected by evaluating the exif-data. JPG/TIFF/PNG sequences can be used, if you convert them to DNG with Lightroom first.
The Visual Workflow offers Holy Grail leveling, visual previews and visual deflicker.
The Basic Workflow is the same since LRT3. You can use it for simple sequences or sequences shot in JPG. A better choice would be converting JPG sequences to DNG with Lightroom and then using the Visual Workflow too on those DNG-sequences. If you shoot in RAW, always use the Visual Workflow.
Long Term Workflow
This new workflow is for you, if you shoot long term / construction time lapses with lots of changes in brightness, contrast and white balance. It provides sophisticated filters for Luminance, Contrast and Hue. This allows you to filter by all of these criteria to get rid of unwanted images in those long term time lapse sequences. Otherwise it’s like the Visual Workflow.
The video workflow allows you to split video sequences into single frames in order to be able to edit them like time lapses in LRTimelapse. This enables you to use all the nice LRTimelapse and Lightroom tools for editing your video clips.
Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, After Effects
Since Bridge, Camera RAW and Adobe After Effects are fully compatible to the XMP Standard that LRTimelapse uses, you can integrate them into your LRTimelapse workflows, if necessary.