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Time lapse Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)19:47 UTC+1 No.2372225 Report

Basic question first: what program do y'all recommend?

Next up, how do you set exposure when lighting is changing pretty wildly? Just leave it in automatic? Pick a sort of middle ground?

Finally, share what you've done.

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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)20:11 UTC+1 No.2372237 Report

As you can see im no professional but i use lightroom its great. And i just change it as i am taking my pictures, that way when your looking through your pictures not all of them will be under/over exposed.

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Sugar 07/26/14(Sat)21:58 UTC+1 No.2372326 Report



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Sugar 07/26/14(Sat)22:12 UTC+1 No.2372328 Report

>dat f/32 diffraction

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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)22:13 UTC+1 No.2372329 Report

>>2372225
what? are you talking about time lapse or long exposure?
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Ayya 07/26/14(Sat)22:15 UTC+1 No.2372330 Report

>>2372329
Seconding this.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)22:15 UTC+1 No.2372333 Report

>>2372329
I was talking about time lapse...everyone else decided to run with long exposure though...
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)22:39 UTC+1 No.2372344 Report

>>2372326
God Damn, Sugar, that watermark is brilliant
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)22:45 UTC+1 No.2372349 Report

With my modest kit, I use a wired remote, set my camera to 10-sec timer and leave it in Aperture Priority so it can adjust between shots, and leave my remote locked on, so my camera adjusts exposure, and the interval is always the same.
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Bunny 07/26/14(Sat)22:49 UTC+1 No.2372350 Report

>>2372328
>tfw I used a 1/2.3" camera so long that I like how diffraction looks
>tfw I think it's easier on the eyes and more pleasing overall
>mfw f/32 on 4/3 is like f/64 on a 5D

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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)22:59 UTC+1 No.2372356 Report

>>2372328
It says 22 in your exif bro
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)23:42 UTC+1 No.2372375 Report

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hin513xnik9p50q/AABvqnujah4gwOK5j0yp4s7va

Anyway, here are the ones I did today playing around with my new remote.

I ended up just using Movie Maker to make them.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)00:13 UTC+1 No.2372405 Report

>>2372225
>how do you set exposure when lighting is changing pretty wildly? Just leave it in automatic?

No, definitely not.
Because then you get unnatural looking flicker as parts that aren't affected by the changing light suddenly become darker or brighter because the camera changed settings.

Shoot full manual and shoot raw so you can tweak exposure in post.

Helicon (payed) and DslrDashboard (free) are both OK, but if my camera didn't have time-lapse capability build in I would get a cheap remote instead of using my phone. - less hassle and you don't have to leave your phone with your camera.
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)19:37 UTC+1 No.2372921 Report

>>2372375
hmm quite unexciting.. I've never done time lapse myself so maybe my first tryouts would turn out like this too.

Do you know triggertrap?
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Anonymous 07/27/14(Sun)21:21 UTC+1 No.2373015 Report

>>2372921
>hmm quite unexciting.. I've never done time lapse myself so maybe my first tryouts would turn out like this too.
Agreed. Here's hoping for some thunderstorms in the near future.
>Do you know triggertrap?
Nope, but heading to the google now.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)15:05 UTC+1 No.2374580 Report

>>2372405
>and shoot raw so you can tweak exposure in post.

sure if you have terabyte memory card to burn through and about 10 years to batch edit the time lapse.

a 32gb card will give you over a million frames at 1mp jpeg, played back at 24fps that will give you about 12min of footage that will convert nicely to 720p, 1080 will require a 2mp file.


as far as settings, full manual including white balance and iso
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)15:11 UTC+1 No.2374584 Report

>>2374580
>as far as settings, full manual including white balance and iso
When using fully manual, how do you compensate for massive lighting changes like time-lapses that start mid-afternoon and continue through to midnight?
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)15:25 UTC+1 No.2374600 Report

>>2374584
you could play around with a variable nd and try to adjust it by slightly at timed intervals, that will be tricky.

if you plan on doing this seriously, a follow focus can be put on your iris assuming you can adjust your iris without click stops, these will give you more control over minor adjustments done over time. They can also be motorized so it might be possible to have it run from f5.6-22 slowly over a few hours.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)16:11 UTC+1 No.2374637 Report

>>2374584
By shooting raw and exposing for the brightest time.

Maybe bump the ISO during the darkest time and/or use an ND filter during the brightest.
I would make sudden jumps in exposure and post process to make them smooth.
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Anonymous 07/29/14(Tue)16:15 UTC+1 No.2374642 Report

>>2374580
>1mp jpeg, played back at 24fps that will give you about 12min of footage

Who's going to sit through a 12 minute timelapse?
That would be boring as hell even if it's the most amazing timelapse in history.

30 seconds is a more sensible length.
2 minutes is really pushing it but might be a (somewhat boring) video clip.
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Anonymous 08/02/14(Sat)11:10 UTC+1 No.2377860 Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWGYIMsl94k

I just made this yesterday. All I have is a D90 and a kit lens and a laptop. I used NKRemote on my laptop for intervalometer and also for direct storage onto my HDD so the card didn't clutter. I shot this one raw. Video Compiled in After Effects but ressulted in a lot of flicker as expected (AV mode). Deflickered in Virtual DUB.
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Anonymous 08/02/14(Sat)11:13 UTC+1 No.2377861 Report

>>2372344
fuck off sugar
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Anonymous 08/02/14(Sat)11:16 UTC+1 No.2377863 Report

>>2372225
>>2377860
This is what I tried to obtain here OP. My exposure was set to AV so shutter started at 1/80 and ended at 1 second. This ofcourse resulted in Flicker.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t56jdLtke64

A smooth transition from daylight to nightime, sunsets, sunrises withouth flicker are called the holy grail of timelapses.

Some people even use 2 cameras at once with different exposure, some just stop the lapse and change the exposure. I used a simple plug in in VirtualDub to get rid of my flicker and it worked great (msu_deflicker)
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