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04-17-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Time lapse video

I just started interested in time lapse video after seeing some really cool videos taken on a K-5 by darwinfish105 on YouTube. March 26 was Earth Hour, so I decided to drive out to the Golden Gate bridge and attempt a time lapse video since I'd have an hour to kill. I had to use my 5DmkII because I didn't have a wide enough lens on the K-5 anymore. I REALLY wish I could have used my K-5 for this shoot, as it is easy to use the built-in intervalometer instead of the external intervalometer I had to buy for the 5D; I ended up losing a bit of the beginning, especially when the bridge actually went dark, because I couldn't work the darn remote intervalometer.

Anyway, here was my attempt:

I'd like to see your time lapse videos to give me other ideas on what to attempt.

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Very nice. Curious how many shots is that and how long does it take to do something like that. I mean outside the hour to shoot ;-)
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Very nice. Curious how many shots is that and how long does it take to do something like that. I mean outside the hour to shoot ;-)
That time lapse was around 250 frames; the intervalometer was configured for 10 second intervals between exposures. Prior to converting the stills to video, I did a quick white balance to sync up all the frames. Creating an editable video from the image sequence was quite fast through Quicktime. Because I only had around 250 frames to work with, I used a plugin called Twixtor to slow down the playback speed to 50% in order to lengthen the playback; this required interpolating frames, which consumes a lot of CPU power, so this was the slowest part of the process. All in all, I spent around 4 hours editing the piece together and rendering.

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A Time lapse from a Fellow Pentaxian back at Philippines

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Thanks Jason
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That was a beautiful time lapse. Very well done.
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Great timelapse, I have to try this too someday...
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This was all shot with my two pentax k7's

YouTube - 3D Reel

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This was all shot with my two pentax k7's

YouTube - 3D Reel
I see some haloing on the first clip. Did you perform tone mapping (HDR) on the first two clips?

Really cool video!

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Yes it is an hdr timelapse. Thanks!
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Here is some more of my 2D work


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Thanks Ken100D for sharing my work! hehe...
Great job on the time lapses fellow Pentaxians..!

Here's one more of my work:
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How do I make the time lapse video?
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