Create and correct beautiful time lapse movies
Although it’s easy enough for casual photography fans to use, GlueMotion was created with the professional photographer in mind. The app is powerful enough to handle tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of images in just about any image format you can throw at it: JPEG, PNG, and all RAW formats supported by macOS.
From cropping and rotating through to exposure, saturation, and highlights or shadows, the app allows you to batch edit your images in a way that improves your end product without the need to spend hours tweaking individual photos or the risk of missing some images out of the correction process.
Inconsistent brightness levels, caused by clouds or the position of the sun, can spoil an otherwise beautiful time lapse video. GlueMotion’s dual deflickering engines work to analyze your images and apply the appropriate brightness correction automatically, so you can avoid that unpleasant flickering effect.
When the time comes to create your time lapse, GlueMotion offers a range of containers, including MOV, MP4, and M4V. You can also set your desired FPS and get an estimation of your video’s length before you start encoding. As a result, there’s rarely any need to use additional software to switch between formats or framerate.
Even though GlueMotion does a lot of the hard work for you, you don’t want to risk messing up the time invested in your time lapse video by putting out a grainy or fuzzy final product. Thankfully, that’s not a problem — you can export high-quality time lapse videos using H264, ProRes, or HEVC codecs without sitting around for countless hours.
GlueMotion is designed in such a way that just about anyone can pick it up and use it, particularly if they have even a rudimentary knowledge of photography or video editing software. However, if something isn’t clear, you can submit feedback or ask questions (including a system profile and console) if required from within the app itself.