How to Create a Timelapse Video in Final Cut Pro X

Creating a timelapse is a great way to take your still images and create a video effect. If you don’t have the time or opportunity to make b-roll video—and maybe even if you do—you can leave your camera in place and take a sequence of images over time to record a simple timelapse.

How to Create a Timelapse Video in Final Cut Pro X

In this video from the course Video Editing in Final Cut Pro, you’ll see how to create the effect right inside the app. You’ll learn how to use plugins and effects to correct and smooth the effect to create a professional result.

How to Create a Timelapse Video in Final Cut Pro X

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This lesson is part of a full course called Video Editing in Final Cut Pro. Think of it as a bootcamp to go from beginner to proficient with Apple’s flagship video editor. Whether this is for your own personal footage or a business project, the course has everything you need to get started as a video editor.

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If you want to sample a bit more from the course, check out one of the lessons below:

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    Learn how to take your shaky footage and stabilize it, right inside of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.
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    How to Import Video Footage into Final Cut Pro X

     

    Learn an essential step in the Final Cut Pro X process by importing your footage efficiently.
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    Layout Lowdown: Get to Know Final Cut Pro X

     

    Learn more about the layout of Final Cut Pro to get up to speed with Apple’s video editor.
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    How to Add Motion to Your Documentary With a Timelapse

     

    One of the simplest ways to add motion to your documentary is actually by leaving your camera alone for a few hours, while it captures a time lapse.