Time-Lapse Tool 2.4 is publicly available

Time-Lapse Tool posted this 14 January 2021

Noticeable changes are:

  • make camera transition part of Zoom & Move effect. It now emulates free camera move or zoom in sequence.
  • add Title effect.
  • improve watermark effect to scale and position the watermark image.
  • add sharpen effect.
  • added percentage editor to simplify effect setup.
  • auto-rotate images during import.
  • add command line automation.
  • add FLAC support for an audio track.
  • improve performance and reduce memory consumption for export and publish.
  • fix YouTube publishing after its API changes.
  • add Turkish translation.
  • many bugs have been resolved.

This new minor update is freely available for all users of version 1.x and 2.x

Last edited 27 February 2021

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Time-Lapse Tool posted this 14 January 2021

All posts with affected issues updated.

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Wolfie6020 posted this 15 January 2021

Hi and thanks for the update.

I have been using version 2.3 for astronomy related videos. As my cameras have customisable resolutions I often try each project at different output settings. Widescreen 16:9, TV 4:3, 16:10 etc.

Previously this option was in settings and worked flawlessly after restarting the program.

With 2.4 I see this is now in project settings but it does not save the setting. It will not save the new output format.

For some of my footage the 16:9 setting is unsuitable as it crops the top and bottom of the original images.

Is this a bug or have I missed something in the new version?

Thanks.

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Time-Lapse Tool posted this 15 January 2021

Hi,

Looks like you applied this feature in an incorrect way. Aspect ratio is a part of the project settings. You can change the aspect ratio anytime, this does not require the software restart. Project aspect ratio change is applied immediately. The software serializes the aspect ratio into the project file with "tlt" extension. So after project loading, you continue with the aspect ratio you selected.

The previous version "fixed" aspect ratio of any new project you created. The software took the selected ratio from the program setting and applied it right after the new project creation.

Version 2.4 assigns an aspect ratio to a newly created project from a first added image.

Does it make sense?

Last edited 27 February 2021

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Wolfie6020 posted this 16 January 2021

Hi thanks for your response.

Yes that makes sense.

I see now that I was applying the aspect ratio change the wrong way (requiring a restart) It achieved what I wanted but I see now there was an easier way with 2.3.

Regarding 2.4 I can see that it does assign the aspect ratio automatically. I also see the option to change it in the Project settings but this does not do anything. Regardless of which setting I select the aspect ratio does not change. I will make a video and post a link here shortly.

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Wolfie6020 posted this 16 January 2021

Here is a video.

Aspect Ratio selection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_Pvuo8wD5s

As you can see it selects the aspect ratio from the original image. 5496 x 3672 pixels

However I cannot change the aspect ratio and the output aspect ratio is always the same.

In 2.3 I could change the aspect ratio.

Is there something else I need to do to change aspect ratio with these images?

Thanks again.

Last edited 17 January 2021

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adm posted this 18 January 2021

Thank you for video, it helped. Please update the software, it fixes this aspect ratio drop down bug.

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Wolfie6020 posted this 18 January 2021

Hi, I had removed 2.4 and reinstalled 2.3 and it was working correctly.

When I updated to 2.4 again I have the same problem. The drop down is not working.

I removed it and reinstalled a fresh download and re activated it and the problem persists.

Last edited 18 January 2021

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Time-Lapse Tool posted this 18 January 2021

Hi,

Could you save and email a sample project file with a failed drop down to support, please?

Last edited 20 January 2021

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Wolfie6020 posted this 19 January 2021

No problem at all. I have sent you the project file with some original images also that I used for that project.

The images are 4144 x 2822 resolution off the camera.

I want to export at 1920 x 1080 but it won't let me change to widescreen 16:9

The aspect ratio it gives me is 1920 x 1280.

Thanks for your help.

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Wolfie6020 posted this 21 January 2021

Hi, I just updated to 2.4.6271 and everything is working fine. I can change aspect ratios again and it gives the correct output resolution also.

Thank you very much for responding so quickly.

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Time-Lapse Tool posted this 22 January 2021

You are welcome!

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