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06-26-2016, 12:02 PM   #1
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interval composite mode

I was out shooting star trails in big bend np using mt K1 and interval composite mode. The results came out fine, except that I thought checking the "save process" box would save each individual frame, in case I wanted to reprocess in post. However, the camera just saves each current composite frame (even in raw), as it continues building towards a final result.

Is there any way to do a composite in camera, and still save each individual (non composite) frame?

Thanks much for your advice.


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I think if you wanted the individual frames you'd have to use interval shooting mode and then combine on your own.

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RawTherapy or PDCU might separate the layers of your raw shots, try it.
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for composite mode, there are three choices - average, additive, and bright.

I've tried bright and it seems to do a good job.

What do you folks find works best?



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