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Sony Digital Camera Galleries => Videos to Share => Topic started by: nezih on November 25, 2012, 10:04:41 PM
Kindly watch my first timelapse video experiment at
Video was compiled from 5.450 frames
Comments/critiques are very welcome
Warmest Regards from Turkey
Pity the board doesn't have a 'Like' button! This is really fascinating, thanks.
Very nicely done, love these kind of videos. I can spend hours on Vimeo watching them :)
This is fabulous..seriously great stuff.
Clouds are awesome anyway, but this shows a new way to view them. Thanks for posting. Gives me ideas!
A couple of quick questions.
1) What software did you use, or was this all controlled inside the camera?
2) What is the shoot-to-view ratio on these scenes? i.e. how long did you shoot to capture (say) one second of video?
Thanks for your kind words you are always so nice.
Let me answer your questions meanwhile to tell the exact step by step process for the timelapse
First what do we need ?
1. Surely a camera which capable of taking time lapse or timer remote control because of you should to take a photo every second or minute
2. Tripod (you have to get a tripod to keep the camera in exactly the same position without tripod we can't do that)
3. Windows Live Movie Maker
I set the location where you can capture the clouds like roof, top of the hill etc.
tl0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90517756@N07/8222324129/) by NTavlas (http://www.flickr.com/people/90517756@N07/), on Flickr
And then start shooting every second (for clouds) finally put them into a folder.
tl1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90517756@N07/8222324053/) by NTavlas (http://www.flickr.com/people/90517756@N07/), on Flickr
Now cooking time
Open your Windows Live Movie Maker but don't pour all of them instantly load 500 files first
tl2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90517756@N07/8223478502/) by NTavlas (http://www.flickr.com/people/90517756@N07/), on Flickr
For each frame duration will be set on 7 second (on default) select all and change it to 0,04 second
0,03 is minimum value but if you set 0,03 your video will appear like Charlie Chaplin's movies faster than normal speed.
0,04 gives smooth and natural looking. Depends on subject you can set the duration with lower or higher values
That's all, I hope this helps you
If you have any other questions or need help just let me know
In the UK a Digital Timer Remote Control can be had for about £16 from a well known auction site! Not a bad outlay for a very flexible device.
I know timelapse is charming but I should remind you that it will eat away at your camera's life.
In conclusion; it's something that every photographer should try once in their life but overdose can kill your camera.
This is my poor opinion...
Thanks for this Nezih.
Maybe I'll try this next summer when we get good clouds over the mountains. Shall see.
Much appreciate your efforts.
Thanks Nezih for the explanation! You are right...you do this a couple of times and you reach the end of your camera's shutter life very quickly! Alternatively you could just shoot a video for the same amount of time and then speed it up? Wondering what kind of result that would give you ???
Thanks for your kind attention
Sure it's a good idea but using video instead of stills will bring two consequences; first you will definitely lose the picture quality as if you've pressed pause button while watching DVD or VCR; frames will be pretty blurry. Secondly if you speed it up you will miss some vital moments/sequences.
I hope this information helps answer the question
Nezih, thanks for coming back with an answer. The quality of the image is clear but what do you mean by you will miss some vital moments?
Nezih, which camera did you use?
Sorry for the late response I thought I replied to your message this morning but when I couldn't see it on forum I realized that I had not sent.
Anyway let me try to make it more clear, if the subject/event was happened/finished in seconds you will not have any problems with speeding it up but if it is longer project which takes hours, days or weeks like building bridge or blossoming flower you have to remove some parts (like Sophie's choice it might be vital one) of it otherwise it will be so bulky so against the spirit of timelapse; that's what I meant.
PS: I used a300 for timelapse
Thanks Nezih! Some wonderful work you did! Really like it a lot.
Got an idea what is time lapse. thanks for the post.
Thanks for your kind interest but I wish to see your "Another cloud art"s timelapse version
Thanks again. Did you use one of these? (http://www.amazon.ca/Timer-Remote-Control-RS-60E3-Canon/dp/B003WD0IKO/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354417467&sr=8-2-fkmr1) .. to manage the shooting? See here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq_Eo7gMykc)
Hummm...I just watch some northern lights time lapse using an A77. Would love to try that.
I've ordered my wired timer remote controller from DealExtreme it was around USD 20 "see here" (http://dx.com/p/1-lcd-wired-timer-remote-switch-shutter-release-for-sony-a100-a200-more-1-x-cr2032-67097)
I'd love to see your northern lights photos with timelapse
Nice. It's a while since I did a time lapse - the ones I did were very silly like jerky old films and I used imovie to put mine together.
The sky and the clouds are some of my favourite subjects. I'm a real cloud gazer.
Thanks. I just ordered a timer from them...got the "Shoot" model in the video as it takes AAA batteries.
Regarding posting a link. Do this....in this example I'll use the DX webiste: https://dx.com/
-- Type in the words to be linked....say "see here"
-- Highlight "see here" and hit this button above(http://www.dynaxdigital.com/Themes/dynax2/images/bbc/url.gif) ... third left lower bar
-- it will then look like this .... [url ] "see here" [/url ] (I added some extras spaces so it will display...do not do this...)
-- then do two things .. first type an "=" sign [url = ] "see here" [/url ]
-- then paste in the URL [url =https://dx.com/ ] "see here" [/url ]
.. now I'll remove the extra spaces .... and you are left with this
"see here" (https://dx.com/)
Thanks again for the time please video..I have to try this...we rarely get northern lights this far "south" and now it will probably next October before we see them again. Maybe sooner. Oh well. ;)