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#1 bdsams

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:35

Nothing glorious, but here is my first time lapse. Have a lot to learn about how to get rid of the flickering and proper balance in the photos but it's a start.




#2 abysal

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:01

neat. but I still prefer watching paint dry ;)

What did you use to make this?

#3 Andre

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:13

- To avoid flicker, shoot in a place with constant lighting.
- Shoot in manual - take a few test shots for example in aperture mode to get the right exposure, then set the camera in manual mode, input your shutter and aperture and let the camera do its thing.
- White balance (WB) - if you shoot in JPEG, then preset your white balance to a sepcific value - read your camera manual how to do that. If you shoot in RAW, then you can leave it on automatic and change it later for all photos in batch. However I suggest presetting WB as well. Simply so that camera doesn't have to "worry" about that.
- Do not use auto ISO, that is if you camera has that option.

There are times when you can shoot a timelapse in aperture mode. This means the camera will adjust shutter speed to expose properly. You can use this moethod to shoot a day and night in one go and get a nice graduate transition between day and night. This method can be tricky as you have to know in advance what the camera will be exposing for (ie the whole scene, a particular object in the scene).

#4 OP bdsams

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 14:06

neat. but I still prefer watching paint dry ;)

What did you use to make this?



I used an intervalometer, canon t3i, tripod, and iMovie.

- To avoid flicker, shoot in a place with constant lighting.
- Shoot in manual - take a few test shots for example in aperture mode to get the right exposure, then set the camera in manual mode, input your shutter and aperture and let the camera do its thing.
- White balance (WB) - if you shoot in JPEG, then preset your white balance to a sepcific value - read your camera manual how to do that. If you shoot in RAW, then you can leave it on automatic and change it later for all photos in batch. However I suggest presetting WB as well. Simply so that camera doesn't have to "worry" about that.
- Do not use auto ISO, that is if you camera has that option.

There are times when you can shoot a timelapse in aperture mode. This means the camera will adjust shutter speed to expose properly. You can use this moethod to shoot a day and night in one go and get a nice graduate transition between day and night. This method can be tricky as you have to know in advance what the camera will be exposing for (ie the whole scene, a particular object in the scene).


Great tips, I will look into the aperture mode shooting as my ultimate goal is to do a time lapse of a sunrise when I go on vacation in May. I've got a lot to learn about how to properly use my camera in general too as I've only been seriously playing in this field for about two months.

#5 remus_lupin

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 00:22

Well done, this is a good idea, ice melting.

I am stealing your idea, I am going to try it right now (maybe) I will post my results! (if I end up doing it)

#6 moloko

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:40

Yeah work on the white balance and it will look nicer. Great job though. Good to practice on clouds too.

#7 mmannai

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 21:20

Heyy,

About time lapse videos, I shot one a couple of weeks ago using my Panasonic GF2.

Here's the link to the video ,

Lemme know what you guys think?



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