Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Off-Topic > Photography

Notices

Time Lapse Photography

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
SiRMarlon [OP] SiRMarlon is offline
The Photo Ninja!
SiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SiRMarlon's Avatar
Name: Marlon
Joined: Dec 2008, #11913
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,031
SiRMarlon's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to SiRMarlon
Time Lapse Photography

So for a really long time now I've wanted to get into Time Lapse Photography. After spending an afternoon reading up about it, checking out some tutorials and videos I decided to give it a try and get some test footage.

I used a Canon 7D that I am testing out, a 24mm f1.4 lens. Canon EOS Utilities hook up via USB for the intervalometer side of things and just let the camera go on it's own.

ISO: 1600
Shutter Speed: 1 sec.
Aperture: 5.6
Shot in RAW
WB : Set in PS

I took 500 shots @ 5 second intervals

Video post processing done in Premiere CS5. I thought for sure I was going to get flicker but I got some really good smooth shots. I am going to try some daytime stuff tomorrow! Let me know what you guys think!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcQuQiOvgBk
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
Bah Humshit!
brian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
brian's Avatar
Coast Guard: Work and Fly on the Four Fans of Freedom
Joined: Apr 2009, #16011
Location: Roseville, CA
Gender: Dude
Posts: 7,555
brian's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to brian
Time lapse take some patience man. I do one second intervals for an average of an hour to two hours and you get a decent amount of footage. 5 seconds is too long unless you're gonna do a whole day in a minute.

I'm just doing them with my phone and getting decent results. I'll share a video from a project I'm doing, its gonna be raw and unedited, but when I get everything together by the end of this year, I should have a nice production
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
Bah Humshit!
brian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
brian's Avatar
Coast Guard: Work and Fly on the Four Fans of Freedom
Joined: Apr 2009, #16011
Location: Roseville, CA
Gender: Dude
Posts: 7,555
brian's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to brian
Youtube absolutely butchers the quality from my phone... the real thing is pretty crisp. Like I said, its raw, so nothing special, but you get an idea of what I'm trying to create

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7BTC9I_x_o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1synd8BzJNk






I'll be doing more with the GoPro later. I can't work with my car mount anymore because its hard to get the base out of view.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
SiRMarlon [OP] SiRMarlon is offline
The Photo Ninja!
SiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SiRMarlon's Avatar
Name: Marlon
Joined: Dec 2008, #11913
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,031
SiRMarlon's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to SiRMarlon
5 Sec is the lowest you can go in EOS Utilities. I don't have an actual intervalometer so I couldn't take them faster. But it's on my to buy list now for sure. The one thing that is hard to do is not get any flicker in your videos, I notice your videos have a bit in them.

Not sure how you are doing them, but the number one way of getting rid of that is making sure you manually set your WB so all the frames match. I didn't get a chance to shoot anymore video today because I was busy but I def want to get more into this. I'll try some daytime stuff soon.

I set the Meter to only take 500 shots and it took about 45 mins to do that and I ended up with about 16 seconds of footage. It's still pretty fun, and as far as patience goes...I was born a patient man lol
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 05:49 PM   #5
S)(AKALO)(AWAII
RMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRMAN808 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
RMAN808's Avatar
Name: Reid
Joined: Feb 2012, #72797
Location: Pearl City, Hawaii
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,168
RMAN808's Tacoma Gallery
Cool shots! Subscribed to see more
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
Do you know Tyler Durden?
FearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
FearNothing321's Avatar
Name: Tony
Joined: Jun 2008, #7539
Location: Tampa Fl / Palm City Fl / Tequesta Fl
Age: 25
Gender: Dude
Posts: 7,008
FearNothing321's Tacoma Gallery
This is something that I would lite to try sometime
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
Senior Member
113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
113tac's Avatar
Name: Stephen
Joined: Jun 2009, #18439
Location: va
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,533
113tac's Tacoma Gallery
brian how did you do that with your phone? thats pretty cool

ive always liked time lapse but never tried it really
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 06:26 PM   #8
Bah Humshit!
brian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
brian's Avatar
Coast Guard: Work and Fly on the Four Fans of Freedom
Joined: Apr 2009, #16011
Location: Roseville, CA
Gender: Dude
Posts: 7,555
brian's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to brian
Quote:
Originally Posted by SiRMarlon View Post
5 Sec is the lowest you can go in EOS Utilities. I don't have an actual intervalometer so I couldn't take them faster. But it's on my to buy list now for sure. The one thing that is hard to do is not get any flicker in your videos, I notice your videos have a bit in them.

Not sure how you are doing them, but the number one way of getting rid of that is making sure you manually set your WB so all the frames match. I didn't get a chance to shoot anymore video today because I was busy but I def want to get more into this. I'll try some daytime stuff soon.

I set the Meter to only take 500 shots and it took about 45 mins to do that and I ended up with about 16 seconds of footage. It's still pretty fun, and as far as patience goes...I was born a patient man lol
Well, they're taken with a cell phone number one. The flickering you're speaking of is not the WB, its the exposure.... which cannot be fixed, and definitely should not be in my case. The difference in light between the first half of the video and the second half is pretty much night and day. Going from a stormy scene to bright white puffy clouds... I can't lock that exposure. I don't have the tools or the room to setup the dslr in the plane, at least not at this time. I would have no idea how to set it up inside the plane without taking up too much room anyways.

Never have picked up an intervalometer..... I should. I'd like to get some shots with a sunset.




113Tac, I used a program called LapseIt. It supports up to 1080p resolution but I had to drop mine to 720p because the phone could not store the photos fast enough for 1 second interval at 1080p
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 06:54 PM   #9
Senior Member
113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed113tac is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
113tac's Avatar
Name: Stephen
Joined: Jun 2009, #18439
Location: va
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,533
113tac's Tacoma Gallery
cool. ill have to check it out thats pretty cool that you are able to do it on your phone
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #10
Benjamin Newman
Btnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Btnewman's Avatar
Name: Benjamin
Joined: Apr 2011, #54950
Location: Grand Junction co
Age: 30
Gender: Guy
Posts: 2,059
Btnewman's Tacoma Gallery
The beginning of this vid was a gopro on a 1 pic every 2 secs, the only thing I don't really like about that part is the harsh adjustment to the different lighting. It almost looks like I spliced two different series of pics together.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #11
Benjamin Newman
Btnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBtnewman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Btnewman's Avatar
Name: Benjamin
Joined: Apr 2011, #54950
Location: Grand Junction co
Age: 30
Gender: Guy
Posts: 2,059
Btnewman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Btnewman View Post
The beginning of this vid was a gopro on a 1 pic every 2 secs, the only thing I don't really like about that part is the harsh adjustment to the different lighting. It almost looks like I spliced two different series of pics together.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIe0u...e_gdata_player
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 03:43 AM   #12
Senior Member
ian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ian408's Avatar
Name: Ian
Joined: Nov 2009, #25619
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,216
ian408's Tacoma Gallery
I've been screwing around with TL over the winter and been pretty lucky so far. If you haven't, check out timescapes.org. There are a lot of really cool things happening there.

I am using both the Canon intervalometer and Dynamic Perception motion controller to do move the camera and as an intervalometer. I want to add a Merlin tracking mount to the rig to get pan/tilt. There are a bunch of other motion controllers and rail systems as well. By itself, the Merlin will also let you do star tracking (if you set it up correctly to begin with).

The Holy Grail of timelapse seems to be transitions from light to dark/dark to light and this requires you to be able to better control exposure using bulb ramping. You can do this with a tool called "Little Bramper" or with "Trigger Happy". Little Bramper is a PC board, batteries and keypad. Trigger Happy is an iPhone app and uses the headphone jack to control the camera.

I need to work out power for a few hours of shooting

There's a pot load of software (most of which runs on Windows (ugh)) to help plan shoots with too.

Pretty cool stuff. I have nothing to share at the moment but now that I have the basic stuff, I'm good to go and will probably start a project soon.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 06:45 PM   #13
SiRMarlon [OP] SiRMarlon is offline
The Photo Ninja!
SiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SiRMarlon's Avatar
Name: Marlon
Joined: Dec 2008, #11913
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,031
SiRMarlon's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to SiRMarlon
I've been trolling that forum for days now...I've been reading up on the whole Dark to Light transition. I've been wanting to do a whole night/Day time lapse in Johnson valley so I am reading up and testing as much as I can!

As for power. What I am thinking is an Optima hooked up with an inverter and use the AC adapter for the camera. The optima should have enough juice for the whole cycle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 07:23 PM   #14
Senior Member
ian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ian408's Avatar
Name: Ian
Joined: Nov 2009, #25619
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,216
ian408's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by SiRMarlon View Post
I've been trolling that forum for days now...I've been reading up on the whole Dark to Light transition. I've been wanting to do a whole night/Day time lapse in Johnson valley so I am reading up and testing as much as I can!

As for power. What I am thinking is an Optima hooked up with an inverter and use the AC adapter for the camera. The optima should have enough juice for the whole cycle.
I think the power thing is DC for me. Of course, the camera is one thing you can swap batteries for. If necessary, you can charge the depleted battery.
Not 100% sure yet.

The transitions are going to be interesting
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 07:29 PM   #15
Senior Member
ian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ian408's Avatar
Name: Ian
Joined: Nov 2009, #25619
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,216
ian408's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Idaholandho View Post
Ben, cool vid! would you mind sharing how you mounted the go pro?
Looks like a pole that sticks out of the side of the bed. Some folks have used a clear lexan tubes with the GoPro tripod mount or attached the camera to a telescoping ski pole (same tripod mount).
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 08:35 PM   #16
Bah Humshit!
brian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shedbrian is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
brian's Avatar
Coast Guard: Work and Fly on the Four Fans of Freedom
Joined: Apr 2009, #16011
Location: Roseville, CA
Gender: Dude
Posts: 7,555
brian's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to brian
Quote:
Originally Posted by ian408 View Post
I think the power thing is DC for me. Of course, the camera is one thing you can swap batteries for. If necessary, you can charge the depleted battery.
Not 100% sure yet.

The transitions are going to be interesting
Get a battery grip... I can put two batteries in mine....pull one out at anytime to charge...but chances are I could last a whole day on the two.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 09:43 PM   #17
Senior Member
ian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ian408's Avatar
Name: Ian
Joined: Nov 2009, #25619
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,216
ian408's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by brian View Post
Get a battery grip... I can put two batteries in mine....pull one out at anytime to charge...but chances are I could last a whole day on the two.
1D body.

The extra battery isn't so much for the camera as for the rail and for multiple passes so you do have time to swap. I figure if my passes are a couple of hours each, I could probably manage 2-1/2 with what I have now. Add a motorcycle sized battery and I'd probably be good to go.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 11:05 PM   #18
SiRMarlon [OP] SiRMarlon is offline
The Photo Ninja!
SiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SiRMarlon's Avatar
Name: Marlon
Joined: Dec 2008, #11913
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,031
SiRMarlon's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to SiRMarlon
I wouldn't want to change the battery on the grip if the camera is in the process of shooting...that's why I was thinking just hooking it up with a AC/DC power cable to an inverter and a car battery No worries or so I think! Hahaha
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 11:16 PM   #19
Senior Member
ian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ian408's Avatar
Name: Ian
Joined: Nov 2009, #25619
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,216
ian408's Tacoma Gallery
That definitely works. I guess the key is not to start with a depleted battery
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 11:48 PM   #20
SiRMarlon [OP] SiRMarlon is offline
The Photo Ninja!
SiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shedSiRMarlon is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SiRMarlon's Avatar
Name: Marlon
Joined: Dec 2008, #11913
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,031
SiRMarlon's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to SiRMarlon
Quote:
Originally Posted by ian408 View Post
That definitely works. I guess the key is not to start with a depleted battery
Yeah that is probably a good idea! lol
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SoCal to N.E. Ohio - time lapse bridaw Travel 11 02-01-2012 08:58 AM
Space Shuttle The Time-Lapse Movie fletch aka Entertainment 4 10-02-2010 09:05 PM
Time Lapse Video Driving My Tacoma tsilliker 2nd Gen. Tacomas 17 12-04-2009 07:27 PM
Time Lapse of Los Angeles Fires HBMurphy Entertainment 2 09-08-2009 06:26 PM
Watchmen Graffiti Time-Lapse video neontrail Off-Topic Discussion 5 05-29-2009 02:06 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.