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Cloud time lapse video
« on: July 24, 2013, 05:51:59 AM »
Tried a cloud time lapse today. Here.

Approx 300 images taken 10 seconds apart and played back at 10 fps = ~ 30 second...so about 50 minutes real time played back in 30 seconds. 

I purchased an electonic controller for about $30.

This could be quite fun when storm clouds are developing.

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Re: Cloud time lapse video
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 02:52:39 AM »
I think that is pretty awesome. Could be a touch faster maybe, but I enjoyed it.
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Re: Cloud time lapse video
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 02:45:27 PM »
Thanks. I agree with your suggestion. Could be sped up a bit for smoother flow of the image frames.   

I needed to try the time lapse devise (cable release timer) purchased a couple of months ago. This is the one I purchased. Clouds a are great subjects but you have to think it through and have a vague idea of the how they will develop and where they are going.

You need a lot of time and shoot a lot of frames. This was shot at one frame every 10 seconds which seems about right but as you said they could be played back faster so the 50 minutes of clouds would play back in (let's say) 15 seconds. At these rates, it would take close to four hours to shoot one minute (72 seconds) of video.

I should read up on this and try it again. A moon rise might be nice...

Was please with the $30 gizmo. It seemed confusing to set up at first, but I read the instructions and for basic time lapse it can be set in a few seconds. It can also be set up for timed delay.

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Re: Cloud time lapse video
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 10:56:35 PM »
I was thinking if you sped it up you would be left with a very quick video. Your remote looks nice, very nice price. I bought a wireless one that looks similar, of course a bit more expensive. :(  I would like to try this, though with our humidity our haze I think would detract from the clouds. But there are many other subjects. I know my remote works with a interval, just have to read up on this.

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At these rates, it would take close to four hours to shoot one minute (72 seconds) of video.


Is this 72 second minute Canadian time? :) :)
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Re: Cloud time lapse video
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 03:29:12 AM »
"Is this 72 second minute Canadian time? :) :)" That's funny.

Yes, it is so cold here most of the year that it take clocks 72 seconds to actually record one minute. :P :P

I meant to say, " it would take close to four hours to shoot about one minute (actually 72 seconds) of video."

We are very lucky to have clear skies and low humidity most of the time.

It is fun stuff..I will try this again.
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Re: Cloud time lapse video
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 06:20:04 PM »
I have missed this thread, sorry Clive.

Beautiful cloud formations. The movement is therapeutic to watch, much like water movements in river or flame in a fire, which are unpredictable, totally random ...

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