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07-11-2014, 11:13 PM - 1 Like   #1
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National Harbor Sunset: A short story in time-lapse

Hello Pentaxians!

I have always been fascinated by the wonderful time-lapse videos that many photographers and videographers are producing lately, and wanted to try it out for myself. A few weeks ago, I headed over to the National Harbor at Fort Washington in Maryland to capture sunset activities throughout the night. Shot around 2000+ images with my Pentax K-30 using the built-in intervalometer.

Here it is - my first time-lapse project. Hope you like it.


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07-13-2014, 08:50 PM   #2
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I really liked it. Especially the subtle panning and zooming.

Thanks.
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Really good. I've been looking at that feature on my new K-50 and wondering what to do with it!
I presume you used a tripod?
How did you join all the images together into a video?
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I really liked it. Especially the subtle panning and zooming.

Thanks.
Thanks!

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Really good. I've been looking at that feature on my new K-50 and wondering what to do with it!
I presume you used a tripod?
How did you join all the images together into a video?
Thanks! Yes! A tripod is a definite must since you want to be stable for the entire shot (each scene took me about 8-12mins). I used photoshop cc to compile all the shots into time-lapse clips. You can add a sequence of images as a video, select the frame-rate, add adjustment curves if you wish, and add fade-in, fade-outs of text, etc.

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That was nice. I've avoided that place like the plague; your sequence may spark me to finally cough up the parking fee and check the place out.
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One more question ... when you were taking the still shots with the intervalometer, what gap did you set between each shot? (eg. one shot each minute or what?)
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One more question ... when you were taking the still shots with the intervalometer, what gap did you set between each shot? (eg. one shot each minute or what?)
It varied depending on the scenes - for most of the scenes, I set it to 3s intervals (that involved people movement). Playback is at 24 frames per second.
So, if you would like to try it out, first ensure what fps you want the final video to be played back at - 24fps, 30fps, etc. (24-30fps is pretty common). That means each second of the video would take 24 images (if played back at 24fps). Then you would decide how long each scene you want to be - i chose around 5-7s, which translated to 5*24 = 120 or 7*24 = 168 images. The invtervalometer will ask for two inputs - 1)how many images (e.g 168) and the 2)the interval (e.g. 3s). Give it a shot and try it out! Would love to see your work! Thanks!
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Wow! That is very well done! Awesome!

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Wow! That is very well done! Awesome!
Thanks! Boris!
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