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3,5 days timelapse

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#1 Lapso
Hey Timelapse-Friends,

I shot a 3,5 days timelapse of a building in different light situations.
Right now i'm not sure how i get clean results with Lrt and Lightroom.
I have the feeling that the 'Auto Transitions'-Function is doing it worse!?

Here are the technical informations:
- camera: canon 5D III
- 5.000 Rawpictures
- clean exposure adjustments in dust and dawn
- the end result should be something between 10 and 40 seconds.
(I did a way more pictures for safety reasons...)

I tried follow all the holygrail-tutorials...and i have no clue what is going wrong!?

Here are some screenshots of my keyframes:

[Image: bildschirmfoto2017-01-04um21.0.png]
I don't know, why the numbers for the 'Visual Luminance' a going so up?
Is there a way how i can make manual adjustments?
[Image: bildschirmfoto2017-01-04um22.2.png]


[Image: bildschirmfoto2017-01-04um21.0.png]

Greetings Lapso
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#2 gwegner
For long term time lapses there are two approaches:
1) You work with them like sort term, that means you use every frame and a steady interval without gaps - then you can work with Holy Grail Wizard etc.
2) You use the long term workflow in LRTimelape to remove unwanted frames and only keep a rather smooth shorter sequence.

In your case 3.5 days is not really "long term" - so I guess you are planning to use all frames and have a rather constant intervall to show the transitions between day and night.

However on your screenshots I see some strange things:
1.) no aperture in the exif data - if you want to use the holy grail wizard, you need complete exif data written by the camera.
2.) A lot of subseqent 2* keyframes (the orange triangles) - why are they there?
From what I see, you seem to have done somethings against the way LRTimelapse works. But without knowing more about how you shot (M/Av) and how you did the day to night ramping, it's impossible to give any further advices. I can only say, that those 2* keyframes will mess up everything if you use the holy grail wizard.
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#3 Lapso
Hey Gunther, thanks for the response.

On this timelapse i was working with a Walimex-Cinelense with a manual iris...that's the reason for the missing aperture.
But i just inserted it in LRT (Metadata>Define Aperture) and the many subsequent 2* Keyframes are gone! :-)


I've two more questions, because it is still not working properly:

1.Is it possible to use a Picture as a Keyframe when it is a HolyGrain-Frame at the same time?
I did this and exactly on this position is a giant gap in the Visual Luminance and even Auto Transition is doing crazy things here.

2. Is there a way to reset the values in the 'Auto Transition', when i realize, in the 'Visual Preview' that i have to change some color corrections in lightroom and ad some keyframes!?
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#4 gwegner
1.) No, you can't - the regular keyframes cannot overwrite a 2*/3* keyframe, otherwise the holy grail wizard won't work.
2.) Of course you can go back to LR (remember to save/load in both programs) and change keyframes, then in LRT after reloading just apply the auto transition again.
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#5 Lapso
1.) But what can i do, when the 'Visual Luminance' is getting brighter and i can't change anything cause of the holy grails?

[Image: bildschirmfoto2017-01-09um20.1.png]
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#6 gwegner
What did you do there at 348/349 - remove an ND filter? Change the Aperture on a manual lens?
Only thing you can do is exchange those two orange keyframes with blue ones (4*) and then adjust the exposure manually on those two until they have the same brightness.
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