Time Lapse Photography or Intvl Timer Shooting

simie

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Whilst looking around the web for good examples of timelapse photography, i came across these great websites

http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/nature/time-lapse/time-lapse.asp?pic=28

http://www.tkgfilms.com/tl/

http://www.milkandcookies.com/keywords/timelapse/

Here are some possible ways of doing timelapse.

DSLR

Instructions for d200 owners
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d200/users-guide/menus-shooting.htm

Webcams

Here is an example of s QuickCam webcam under Linux
http://wandel.ca/timelapse/index.html

isight resources

isight timelapse and stopmotion by using iStopMotion

http://www.istopmotion.com/

Freeware - Gawker
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/gawker/Gawker_0.8.dmg?download

BTV
http://www.bensoftware.com/index.html
iOXperts produce a universal driver for use with a variety of webcams which may work with BTV.
http://www.ioxperts.com/

Timelapse using imovie and isight

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060802074313270

Putting the timelapse together as a SWF

ImageReady CS2
Photos numbers 0 to 9 need renaming so they read 01 - 09 else imageReady will mess up your timelapse
1. Save all the timelapse photos in a folder.
2. Open ImageReady
3. Goto File Menu and select Import
4. Import Folder as Frames.
5. Test the timelapse and make any adjustments.
6. Goto File Menu then Export
7. Select the Macromedia Flash SWF option and save and test your timelapse.


Tell us about your experiences with timelapse photography.
 

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I actually had an interval setting on my point and shoot (Ricoh Caplio R series) and I've only used it once ... it's not easy for me to find a subject that worked well with it. Anyway, just wanted to point out that the Ricoh cameras have the interval setting =)

-OA
 

simie

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I think that this is a function that gets overlooked because it can be quite difficult to setup on some camera's.

Hopefully this thread can shed some light on different camera models and help folk understand how the function works on their own camera.

Hopefully we can have some links to timelapse photography created by MR members
 

simie

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pdpfilms said:
I know there is from the D2x through the D70...at least i think i remember seeing it on the d70...
I'm just looking through the various camera manuals and so far the D80 , D70, D50, D100 D1H D1X, D1. There is no reference to it in the index or on any of the pages.

Unless on the above Nikon's its called something else and I have overlooked it or it is an undocumented feature. It does not appear to be in the manuals.

The following Nikon cameras support interval time shooting D200, D2X D2Hs
 

simie

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Canon Users can use the Canon Timer Remote, TC-80N3 this works with the following models, EOS 1v, 1v-HS, 3, 1D, 1Ds, 1D Mark II, 5D, 10D, 20D, D30 & D60 Camera.

If you want to try timelapse photography with your canon but don't want to spend your cash on the remote straight away, then take a look at Canon EOS Capture that came with your camera. Your camera connects via USB to your Mac. How good this method is I don't know!

Here is great timelapse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TemK6CF6lF0&feature=PlayList&p=31BC889A9D3FFCF9&index=3
 

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Canon Users can use the Canon Timer Remote, TC-80N3 this works with the following models, EOS 1v, 1v-HS, 3, 1D, 1Ds, 1D Mark II, 5D, 10D, 20D, D30 & D60 Camera.

If you want to try timelapse photography with your canon but don't want to spend your cash on the remote straight away, then take a look at Canon EOS Capture that came with your camera. Your camera connects via USB to your Mac. How good this method is I don't know!

Here is great timelapse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TemK6CF6lF0&feature=PlayList&p=31BC889A9D3FFCF9&index=3

it works pretty well i just used it a couple of week ago and this is what i got... i know i need to learn a bit more on the lighting part, but turned out pretty good IMO..

let me know what you think

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=QmuqNJm8ZHY
 
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