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    Default Time-Lapsed Photography Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Pics.

    I am getting a new camera soon, A Canon A95, and one of its many features that I am most

    excited about, is that fact that it can do Time-Lapsed Photography ! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    For those that do not know what Time-Lapsed is...
    Ever see a video of ice melting real fast? A flower growing from seed to 2 foot tall in

    30 seconds?
    Alot of the time, those are made from leaving the camera in a fixed position, and

    telling it to take a photo on a set interval of time.
    Every 15 secons, 5 minutes, 7 hours, 8 days, etc.

    I am wanting some input, on what you guys and gals would like to see in Time-Lapsed.

    Hmm, I figure there are goning to be alot of ideas here, so, lets start a list.
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    Ice Melting
    Material Burning Away
    Plant openning up to the Sun
    Plant growing from seed
    Clouds rolling by
    Sun Rise/Set
    Candle Burning Down
    Seasons Change
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    Thanks for the upcomming ideas guys.

    ~John

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    Default Re: Time-Lapsed Photography Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Pics.

    as a flashaholic, you are required to timelapse a runtime [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Ticey,

    You are going to love it! My family has one, and it is fabulous. It has has a high-speed burst mode, for fast action events, like diving into a pool or kicking a soccer ball.

    How about some time-lapse photography of your flashlight collection growing. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    lol, I KNEW someone would say a runtime. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    Yea I am excited to see how well it can burst also, and freeze fast moving objects better than my other digicams.

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    or you could just capture video, more frames per second but lower resolution, and then import into vid editing app and export individual frames as stills.

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    Default Re: Time-Lapsed Photography Ideas, Tips, Tricks, P

    How about mould growing on a slice of bread or maggots eating away a piece of meat? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eeew.gif[/img]

    Ok sorry, I'm in a slightly morbid mood at the moment.

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    There's a cool piece of software for timelapse/stop-motion animation called iStopMotion you might want to have a peak at...

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/happy14.gif[/img]

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    That program seems pretty nice, though it keeps mentioning MAC [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon15.gif[/img]
    Might be a Windows version though.

    My A95 comes with software for remote capture, and time lapse, though I dont yet know how advanced and feature packed that it.

    If it isnt too great,,,, all I need is a program, that will allow me to tell it what pics I want to use, and it make them into a movie.

    ~John

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    I use PSRemote Pro with my cam. It gives you remote capture, time-lapse, image downloading and a lot more. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Time-Lapsed Photography Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Pics.

    Thanks legtu,
    I remember seeing that on Steves-Digicams
    Seems to be just what I wanted, I love how it has just about EVERY camera control on it.

    Does it actually join the photos for you though? Into a movie?
    I THINK it just takes them for you.
    I also need a way to take the images and create a movie from them.

    ~John

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    @jtice
    It only takes still images. You'll need another application in order to combine them into a movie or animated GIF(ie. jpeg2avi, Windows Movie maker, etc.). [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Time-Lapsed Photography Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Pics.

    How about the moon moving across the night sky?

    If you are lucky (or destructive) you can get a spider building its web or even

    ants taking over some piece of food and carrying away its bits (instead of the maggots).

    What about ants building/rebuilding its nest?

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    Default Re: Time-Lapsed Photography Ideas, Tips, Tricks, Pics.

    Thanks alot for the input guys!

    I am having a good bit of trouble finding a program, to join jpgs to a movie.
    I have only found a couple programs, and they werent too great. One wouldnt make the jpgs actual frames, but wanted to display each image for at least a second. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ice Melting
    Material Burning Away
    Plant openning up to the Sun
    Plant growing from seed
    Clouds rolling by
    Sun Rise/Set
    Candle Burning Down
    Seasons Change
    Moon moving Across Sky
    Spider building Web
    Ants carrying away food
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    [ QUOTE ]
    jtice said:
    Thanks alot for the input guys!

    I am having a good bit of trouble finding a program, to join jpgs to a movie.
    I have only found a couple programs, and they werent too great. One wouldnt make the jpgs actual frames, but wanted to display each image for at least a second. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I looked too and didn't find anything. It can't be too hard. There is a codec called MJPEG that uses the JPEG codec for "AVI" files. I think the little movies that the camera takes uses MJPEG.

    I imagine all you need to do is combine the JPEG files together and add the right header.

    I still have a few more places to look. If I find anything I'll post it here.

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    Default Re: Time-Lapsed Photography Ideas, Tips, Tricks, P

    The ultimate time lapse photography is the Analemma in brief:

    to take a picture of the sun every week for a full year at the same day and hour on a single piece of film (not digital)

    The obtained photo is called Analemma and shows a 8 figure in the sky.


    enjoy


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