I am beginning my first dabble into video editing and have a workflow question. My goal is to put together one of those generic 2-3 minute timelapse compilations of a city that are all over YouTube.
I have taken several sequences of time lapse photographs and edited them using the Lightroom and LRtimelapse workflow. I have final edited video clips from each sequence and I have collections of each individual photo with the LRtimelapse ramping metadata saved in Lightroom. My editing style between different sequences is not consistent - in some I have crushed the blacks, in others I have pushed highlights, etc.
I plan to re-edit each sequence in LRtimelapse to get a consistent look. I have some questions about how I should go about doing that.
I am thinking I should
- re-edit each sequence in LRtimelapse and Lightroom
- only edit for white balance, saturation, sharpening, and have something very neutral
- export video files from LRtimelapse
- import video files into Premier Elements and do any color grading there
My other option is to do all the editing, but instead of exporting videos from LRtimelapse, export all the individual images out of Lightroom, and import individual images into Premier Elements. Or should I attempt to get a consistent look from Lightroom/LRtimelapse and just use Premier Elements as strictly something to stitch everything together? Or some combination?
Can someone with more experience in video editing point me in the right direction?