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04-15-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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4K movie interval timelapse

I was quite interested in the 4K movie interval time lapse capabilities of the K-3, and its ok for daytime subjects. But my latest tests for city night scenes has been a major disappointment, as you can not get nice motion blur subjects, as the slowest settings are 2 second intervals with 1/30th shutter speed.

Is there a way around this, or do we have go back a shoot time lapse normal way with the k-3 ie. still shots?

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QuoteOriginally posted by unearthimages Quote
I was quite interested in the 4K movie interval time lapse capabilities of the K-3, and its ok for daytime subjects. But my latest tests for city night scenes has been a major disappointment, as you can not get nice motion blur subjects, as the slowest settings are 2 second intervals with 1/30th shutter speed.

Is there a way around this, or do we have go back a shoot time lapse normal way with the k-3 ie. still shots?
I have only used it once to try stop motion. I have not investigated why yet but the looked as if either the video frame rate was very low. Couldn't seem to get smooth motion. Perhaps it lacks a control for frame rate and video frames per picture frame.
Try using the interval mode instead, which unfortunately means importing all the frames into a video editor to produce the video, which is a bit slow on an ordinary PC.
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I've found the footage needs to be sped up around x8 for 30fps, makes smoother vid.
But alas still no answer for longer shutter speeds than 1/30 ;( , hopefully it's something in the firmware they can fix. I would hope they could at least go down to 1.5sec allow write times between 2sec shots.
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Yes, I thought so too. I don't why you cant have slower shutter speeds though, Isn't the camera just taking stills and than converting them to movie files or doing the video editing for you?

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