Before creating your first timelapse cinemagraph, make sure you have a clear understanding of creating timelapse videos in Persecond for macOS and cinemagraphs in Cinemagraph Pro for macOS.

Once you have a clear understanding of both applications, you can start creating timelapse cinemagraphs. Watch Flixel Wizard Jason Teale's tutorial below to learn how to create timelapse cinemagraphs using Persecond and Cinemagraph Pro for macOS! 

Step 1: Persecond for macOS

1.   Import an image sequence. Import an image sequence by browsing for images on the home screen or by selecting Add Images under the File menu. 

2.   Trim. Select the in and out-points of your trim on the timeline.

3.   Adjust the speed. Drag the slider to adjust the playback speed of your timelapse.

4.   Select the playback direction. Select Reverse to reverse the playback of the image sequence.

5.   Export. Export your timelapse video.


Step 2: Cinemagraph Pro for macOS

1.   Import your timelapse. Import your timelapse by dragging and dropping it onto the home screen or by selecting New under the File menu.

2.   Trim. Select the in and out-points of your trim on the timeline. 

3.   Select your still image. Drag the purple marker anywhere on your timeline to select your still image.

4.   Mask your cinemagraph. Use the brush tool to paint a mask on the areas where you want the motion from your timelapse to appear. Use the eraser to remove the motion. Adjust the size, hardness, and opacity as needed.

5.   Select your loop: A bounce loop will play your timelapse cinemagraph from the beginning to end and reverse continuously. A repeat loop will play your timelapse cinemagraph from the beginning to end and repeat continuously. 

6.   Adjust your loop. Adjust the speed, delay and crossfade of your cinemagraph. 

7.   Make adjustments and/or apply a preset. Adjust the color, light, tone curve, and vignette of your timelapse cinemagraph or browse through a library of presets under the filters tab. 

8.   Crop and transform. Rotate your timelapse cinemagraph or flip it vertically or horizontally. Crop and straighten your timelapse cinemagraph to standard ratios. 

9.   Export and upload. Export your timelapse cinemagraph to share on your social channels and upload it to flixel.com to share on the web. 

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