Bug/Missing Feature: 22.4 Importing Time Lapse
Pardon if I'm completely out to lunch, but did the option to import and create a time lapse from image sequence get lost in the new import workflow launch? Doesn't seem to be much clear documentation on that front since the switch-over to the new layout in 22.4.x.
I could technically and jankily import to sequence 1-frame-duration images, but in the interest of maintaining sanity...
Either it's a I'm-missing-something-obvious issue, a feature-got-lost-in-the-mix issue or a documentation issue. Possibly all three.
(Currently PP2022 22.4.0 Build 57 on PC/Win10 64-bit)
Chris Tait commented
As a quick update for those very few following who may have been as confused as I was:
I had mistakenly assumed that the earlier Import Dialog (again, I'm currently on 22.4.0, Build 57) was completely gone with the new import features rolled out. Turns out, they're just buried. If you're importing a time lapse to clip, you can still do it in a familiar way to before here:
1. File > Import (Ctrl + i / Cmd + i)
2. Select images, with all the same filename number rules as before. Click the "Image Sequence" box, also as before.
And so, I'd like to present a new suggestion to the dev team (sorry that many folks have been kind of ****** and unprofessional with their feedback):
In Import Settings panel in the new Import UI:
New collapsible: "Image Sequence"
-[Clip] Name (following suit with other collapsibles)
-X number of images selected info widget à la Lightroom import info (bonus points for a preview runtime calculation)
-Per-Image duration settings, can factor into runtime calculation above
I'm a medium-seasoned vet of Premiere and struggled with this in the new UI. If the goal is to remove barriers to entry for new folks, I think this would definitely benefit that goal by making common features easier to find.
Possible added benefit: this would be a great opportunity to add some easily accessible features to time lapse options (maybe individual image duration settings and import resizing?).