A few weeks ago, we introduced you to PanoLapse in this post “Adding motion to your timelapse without buying more gear with Panolapse” – the makers of PanoLapse have now announced another product called RAWBlend – a method of ‘interpreting’ between images of a timelapse to smooth out issues with exposure, contrast, white balance, etc. across multiple frames.
The creator Patrick Shyu wrote us this:
I created the Panolapse timelapse tool that you recently wrote about. I’ve been busy and wanted to introduce a new feature called RAWBlend. RAWBlend blends between RAW or JPG images, adjusting settings like exposure, contrast, color balance, vibrance, highlights, shadows, etc.,
One of the best features of RAWBlend is AutoExposure, which can interpolate through your entire timelapse with proper exposure in a single click. Even if your camera settings change (aperture, ISO, shutter-speed), RAWBlend will take those into account and calculate the theoretical changes in light – then adjusts for it in your timelapse animation. You only need to process the starting and ending keyframes. In the videos above, I only processed the start and end, doing no adjustments by hand. I think this is pretty cool.
RAWBlend – Timelapse RAW Interpolation (with AutoExposure
Description from video
RAWBlend is a tool for blending timelapses from one frame to another. Its especially useful for sunrise or sunset, where one must adjust exposure for the rapidly changing light. RawBlend automatically interpolates exposure, contrast, white-balance, saturation, brightness, shadows, and more across multiple frames.With the AutoExposure feature, your exposure will always be perfect no matter what your camera settings are at. By analyzing the photographs aperture, shutter-speed, and ISO from the metadata, AutoExposure can determine the exposure value that your image needs to be at to ensure a smooth animation.
Download at panolapse360.com/rawblend/
More Panolapse videos:
Panolapse Intro Video:
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)