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Title: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on February 14, 2013, 06:12:23 pm
I have seen a few time lapse videos here on Wilddogs and I always thought they were incredibly cool. So yesterday I read up on it a bit, watched a few YouTube clips, and so today I gave it a shot.

Don’t laugh ok, it is my very first attempt, and the hardest thing was getting the flippen music added. I had to watch another few YouTube videos just to figure out how to work Movie Maker.  :eek7:

So, share your tips and your videos here!!


Here is my very first attempt!   :biggrin:

http://www.youtube.com/v/2DIrS2TZQhc
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Rynet on February 14, 2013, 06:21:36 pm
Very nice . You guys are talented . :thumleft:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Gérrard on February 14, 2013, 09:39:41 pm
Its a kinda magic. Thanks.
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on February 14, 2013, 09:49:08 pm
A couple of things I learned.

* I wont take it from the roof of my office building again.  :biggrin:
* I need a heavier, more sturdy tripod
* Will put a lot more effort and planning into the composition
* Need to get the settings right, it is all shot in manual mode, so need to get the aperture, shutter etc right
* I will need to use the correct lens for the shot
* I will need to change the file size of the photos to have a better quality video
* Need to find the right music
* Need to find a lekker program to make the actual video clip.

Hopefully the next one will be slightly better. I am not happy with this one....
 :deal:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Buff on February 14, 2013, 10:52:27 pm
I like it, want to try something similar with my GoPro. What I'd love to do is shoot a sunset or sunrise every morning for a full year and timelaps it, I recon that would make an interesting movie.
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on February 14, 2013, 10:56:43 pm
I like it, want to try something similar with my GoPro. What I'd love to do is shoot a sunset or sunrise every morning for a full year and timelaps it, I recon that would make an interesting movie.

Hehehe, that is a lot of commitment for a 15sec clip......  :ricky:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Buff on February 15, 2013, 06:20:02 am
I like it, want to try something similar with my GoPro. What I'd love to do is shoot a sunset or sunrise every morning for a full year and timelaps it, I recon that would make an interesting movie.

Hehehe, that is a lot of commitment for a 15sec clip......  :ricky:

LOL... The good things in life are worth waiting for  ;)
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 02, 2013, 03:20:34 pm
Ok, I tried another one, still not all that great.

This was at Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand. I took another one at Patong Beach that is much better, I still need to add music to that one, so I will post it later in the week.

http://www.youtube.com/v/h7V2_PY-Qjs

Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Inprogress on March 02, 2013, 11:51:14 pm
Here is one I did late last year. I need to re-upload it cause it isn't available in HD on youtube, although I edited it in FHD. But you get the idea.

http://www.youtube.com/v/hMgNmwu_Vvg
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 03, 2013, 09:32:59 pm
Bliksem......... Nice work!!!
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Bring It On on March 03, 2013, 10:28:19 pm
Very nicely done :thumleft:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Inprogress on March 03, 2013, 10:57:53 pm
Timelapse is really fun. What I learned and hopefully it can help you:
- Get a feel for what you want to see in terms of movement, and how that translates into the number of pictures per X seconds. We and the majority of the world look at PAL footage (25 frames per second) - although internet broadcasting is kinda making that irrelavant - but I like 25fps. Knowing that you can start to get a feel for how many seconds you'll get, after how many minutes of shooting - or hours.

Some interesting stats:
 - Shooting a timelapse of the stars (haven't tried it, need some gear that I'm making) requires about 30 to 40 seconds per exposure - no pauses. Lets take 30s. That means if I start shooting at 6PM and stop at 6AM, I will have shot 1440 pictures. At 25fps - I will have a video of 57 seconds.

My timelapse, apart from the first day, I shot one picture every 10 seconds. I moved my camera about every two hours - no that was the 3rd day, moving the camera every about 2 hours. That is 720 pictures - or 28 seconds.

My point is, apart from composition, start to think in terms of the video, what it is you'll see and how you'll see it, i.e. cloud movement, people movement, etc. Another tip I got from G1_ was to shoot at full res, that way you can "create" interesting angles by merely using a part of the picture cause for FHD footage, you only need 1920x1080 pixels. Thus move that frame around your picture, "cutting out" different views without moving the camera. Obviously these aren't as dramatic as actually moving the camera - but sometimes you need to. I had to cause that song is surprisingly long and I didn't have that much footage cause I didn't really plan to make a video out of it.

Oh and in terms of video editor (although I just need to check for timelapse since I'm on the Pro version) - maybe look at Lightworks. It is a professional video editor - but they have a free version. It works differently to other video editors, so be warned - as for me, I learned it in 30 minutes and find it a lot easier that others I have tried, including Adobe Primiere. Whichever tool you use, I think you might want to look into a bit beefier video editor - Windows Movie Maker just frustrates me, but you could try it.

I'm getting long winded again. Have an awesome week guys and gals!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: bmad on March 04, 2013, 12:42:06 pm
Here is one I did late last year. I need to re-upload it cause it isn't available in HD on youtube, although I edited it in FHD. But you get the idea.

http://www.youtube.com/v/hMgNmwu_Vvg

that was entertaining.

Someone is very camera aware  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Pom17 on March 04, 2013, 01:03:09 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 06, 2013, 01:02:11 pm
Ok, so here goes my attempt at Patong Beach. I is better than my pervious attempts, but no where near what Inprogress posted!!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/R71YwIFHvx8

 ::)
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: NeilV on March 06, 2013, 01:03:58 pm
Ok, so here goes my attempt at Patong Beach. I is better than my pervious attempts, but no where near what Inprogress posted!!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/R71YwIFHvx8

 ::)

Video ain't working... "This video contains content from EMI, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 06, 2013, 01:50:50 pm
Ok, so here goes my attempt at Patong Beach. I is better than my pervious attempts, but no where near what Inprogress posted!!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/R71YwIFHvx8

 ::)

Video ain't working... "This video contains content from EMI, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

Really?

That sucks, it works fine over here. It's the Smashing Pumpkins song, "Today"........

I will see what I can do....

Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Inprogress on March 06, 2013, 04:37:06 pm
Content blocking - mine is actually also blocked in some countries. At least I kept it as unlisted which I hopes means the blocking will be leneant - plus a rather old'sih song which I think helps.

This blocking thing is getting on my nerves - just means I'll use royalty free music from now on, or start working with local artists cause you can reach them easier, or rather I should say, start looking for the self distributed artists. I have a video which uses a song by Joe Purdy - contacted him, asked about using the song in the video which was purely for my educational purposes.

So this content blocking thing is an annoyance but a good thing as well cause now we video makers will start digging out the non-commercial artists - what I mean by non-commercial, those who aren't linked to big guys like EMI and Sony et al.

@ Knopkop - there are quite a few sites that have royaltee free music - some are completely free (which so far I found to be mostly synthesed music) and others ranging from a few $ to quite a couple of $$$. Royaltee Free just means you don't owe the artist money each time you play the song. But there also exist various levels of that - like buying the rights all out.

Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 06, 2013, 04:50:43 pm
I will just remove the clip and change the music and upload it agian.

Its funny, cause I used Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Breaking Benjamin and Heuwels Fantasies without any issues...

 :xxbah:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Inprogress on March 06, 2013, 09:02:50 pm
I will just remove the clip and change the music and upload it agian.

Its funny, cause I used Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Breaking Benjamin and Heuwels Fantasies without any issues...

 :xxbah:

Yeah, with the music industry, you win some, you lose some.
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Rynet on March 07, 2013, 07:40:49 pm
Here is one I did late last year. I need to re-upload it cause it isn't available in HD on youtube, although I edited it in FHD. But you get the idea.

http://www.youtube.com/v/hMgNmwu_Vvg

Flippit INpo , that is quite amazing. Did not think watching a patio being built could be so entertaining .  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Shew so much potential for this kind of thing .
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Inprogress on March 07, 2013, 08:01:44 pm
@ Rynet. Thanks  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: WabbitKiLR on March 26, 2013, 10:22:09 pm
So I got my SX50 yesterday and today I finally managed to get the beta of the CHDK firmware on it which means I can now shoot time lapse scenes! We are heading to the KKNK on Thursday and I thought as a good first attempt I will capture a time lapse of us setting up the tent.

Can't wait :biggrin:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Inprogress on March 27, 2013, 12:12:41 am
So I got my SX50 yesterday and today I finally managed to get the beta of the CHDK firmware on it which means I can now shoot time lapse scenes! We are heading to the KKNK on Thursday and I thought as a good first attempt I will capture a time lapse of us setting up the tent.

Can't wait :biggrin:

If you have a sturdy windscreen mount of somekind (or dash diy mount), you could start your timelapse at home, packing the car, then mount the camera on the dash, pointing ahead so you capture the drive (probably every 30 seconds to a minute should be MORE than enough - meaning no need for more pictures per minute - although timelapse is really just experience of how you want the video to look), and finally the tent setup.
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: White Rhino on March 27, 2013, 12:52:25 am
Ultra cool Inprogress :thumright:

Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: NeilV on August 13, 2013, 12:56:29 pm
My first attempt at time-lapse photography. Actually took the sequence to create a star trail photo.

Time-lapse video of the stars as viewed from a farm in Botswana, Consists of 60 photos, each having a 30 second exposure, ISO 1600, 09 August 2013, 12:35am - 01:16am. Shooting star can be seen near the Southern Cross (+-9sec mark).

Best viewed full screen and in 1080p (HD)

http://youtu.be/zRy32w1XsYM (http://youtu.be/zRy32w1XsYM)
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: N[]vA on September 18, 2013, 09:59:10 am
http://www.youtube.com/v/OiqSsE0B-Rc

Watch in HD, seriously!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Wooly Bugger on September 18, 2013, 10:14:14 am
uber-cool, thanks!
well done!
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Bring It On on September 18, 2013, 04:40:15 pm
http://www.youtube.com/v/OiqSsE0B-Rc

Watch in HD, seriously!  :thumleft:

Wow....now that was really cool.
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on September 18, 2013, 09:18:29 pm
I dunno how to embed anything other that YouTube........


Costa Concordia salvage operation - time lapse video

http://www.channel4.com/news/costa-concordia-time-lapse-video (http://www.channel4.com/news/costa-concordia-time-lapse-video)


 ;D

Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Alan on September 23, 2013, 04:07:57 pm
N[]va

awesome job. Can you tell me what settings you were on? Was it 1080 hd wide? And how many pics per second etc?  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: N[]vA on September 23, 2013, 05:06:52 pm
N[]va

awesome job. Can you tell me what settings you were on? Was it 1080 hd wide? And how many pics per second etc?  :thumleft:
7mp wide 10 second intervals
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Alan on September 24, 2013, 03:37:44 pm
 :thumleft:

I think ive been trying 720 wide, but taking too many pics, like, 3 every 5 seconds or whatever it is.. Did a hour timelapse and had over 1000 pics.. So, as I said, still trying to finetune things.
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: N[]vA on September 24, 2013, 10:43:01 pm
:thumleft:

I think ive been trying 720 wide, but taking too many pics, like, 3 every 5 seconds or whatever it is.. Did a hour timelapse and had over 1000 pics.. So, as I said, still trying to finetune things.
what size memory card?

for power I have the rear battery add on and then feed a micro USB cable into it (the open rear housing insulated with silicon) and then hook the charger up to the building mains. Rough and very poor'a tech but it works :D

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1234949_537136873018025_808454711_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on September 28, 2013, 11:42:57 pm
Ok, I tried my hand at this again.....

Sunset over the Kremlin in Moscow

* The composition is kak
* The battery life on a GoPro is super kak
* I need to learn how to edit and frame properly
* I did this for 1h 42m @ 5sec intervals, I should have used 2 or 3 second intervals
* I was freezing my nuts off! It was -2 and I lived in Qatar for 20 months, I cannot handle -2 anymore!

 :biggrin: :biggrin:

http://www.youtube.com/v/SbVieV6Y-_k


Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Xchallenge on October 07, 2013, 10:34:45 am
Well done KnopKop

I think the composition is awesome, and the video is super cool.
Nice job!

Ok, I tried my hand at this again.....

Sunset over the Kremlin in Moscow

* The composition is kak
* The battery life on a GoPro is super kak
* I need to learn how to edit and frame properly
* I did this for 1h 42m @ 5sec intervals, I should have used 2 or 3 second intervals
* I was freezing my nuts off! It was -2 and I lived in Qatar for 20 months, I cannot handle -2 anymore!

 :biggrin: :biggrin:

http://www.youtube.com/v/SbVieV6Y-_k



Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Xchallenge on October 07, 2013, 10:35:01 am
Me washing my bike this morning...

http://www.youtube.com/v/Nrbc8Qtztkc&feature=em-upload_owner
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: NeilV on December 20, 2013, 09:27:47 am
Me mowing the "lawn":

http://www.youtube.com/v/9A79fIZao7o
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: Xchallenge on December 20, 2013, 10:17:28 am
Nice one!

I see you even take your Lawn Mower offroad sometimes...ha ha

 :laughing4:



Me mowing the "lawn":

http://www.youtube.com/v/9A79fIZao7o
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: NeilV on April 24, 2014, 10:20:46 am
Here are two that I did over the Easter holidays, both best viewed in HD.

Sunset view from the house we were fortunate enough to be staying at:

https://www.youtube.com/v/CwmDAYSJ7uE

A short one of us going up the Keurbooms river on small dinghies:

https://www.youtube.com/v/it3qWxZXPvw
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: geno.box on May 04, 2014, 12:30:51 pm
I did this one a while back of me searching for a problem in my engine...

8689 stills / frames
taken at a 3 second interval
representing 26067 seconds or 434.45 minutes or 7.24 hours
compressed into this 5 min 48 sec video displaying 25 stills/frames per second

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEQwPk59UaQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEQwPk59UaQ)
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: N[]vA on May 04, 2014, 10:26:15 pm
nice one, why at 25 fps btw?
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: EtienneXplore on June 29, 2014, 10:49:42 pm
Riiight,
I tried doing a time lapse of the night sky here in Lusaka, It was my first go at it, and I think it came out pretty good.........

https://www.youtube.com/v/sD91-cs1Vpk


Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: N[]vA on June 29, 2014, 11:06:54 pm
I stumbled across a bunch of ones over the last year or two

https://www.youtube.com/v/MYEDzB5UxK8
https://www.youtube.com/v/2L2yzm_QyZ0
https://www.youtube.com/v/ElyVSvC71v8
https://www.youtube.com/v/v_nvIeR0_jE
Title: Re: Time Lapse Photography
Post by: NeilV on September 29, 2014, 09:34:19 am
Hi guys, I just got back from my 5000km road trip and thought I'd share this time-lapse I took of some elephants in Botswana.

After almost a week of trying I was finally able to capture some elephants drinking at one of the windpumps using my GoPro. I made use of my head strap mount attached to a brick. After placing my setup right at the pump's outlet I set the GoPro to shoot at a 5 second interval and then waited for the elephants to arrive. This was the outcome...

https://www.youtube.com/v/uS3BxTY2iPg