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My first "Holy Grail" Time Lapse : Sunset over the Ohio Turnpike

Discussion in 'Video to Share' started by faithblinded, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Ken
    This is my very first attempt at assembling a so-called "holy grail" time lapse, from day to night(or vice versa). I used a location I know well, and shot this one with my wired intervalometer, not the internal one. I used aperture priority, a 4 second interval, and ramped ISO by hand throughout the sunset. I should have used a longer interval. The 4 second limit pushed me into a corner and I was on higher ISO than I liked by the end, or with too long of an exposure. As a consequence, I missed some alternating frames towards the end, and it appears to speed up. Still I'm happy I mostly pulled it off, and now have the necessary skills to shoot and assemble this type of work.
     
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  2. JoFT

    JoFT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Johannes
    Nicely done... Have you ever used LRtimelapse??
     
  3. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Ken
    I haven't used it yet. It's certainly on my radar, and once I have got more comfortable shooting these sequences, I will purchase it, to have more control and finesse over my results. For now, I am assembling in Premiere, which works fine.
     
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  4. JoJo

    JoJo Mu-43 Regular

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    JoJo
    How did you do the pan w/timelapse?
     
  5. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Ken
    Well my output was only 1080p. The source file is 16 megapixels. That gives you alot of room in post processing to zoom, pan, and give a stationary shot a little more interest than it might otherwise have. I hope to eventually add some real 3 axis motion to my time lapses, but for now I'm still working on learning the ins and outs of getting a series shot and assembled successfully.
     
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  6. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Great job and patience
     
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  7. faithblinded

    faithblinded Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Ken
    Oops I answered but didnt tell you how i did it specifically. I add the series of images to premiere at full resolution. Then I add the series to a 1080p timeline, and use effects to control zoom level and pan/tilt within the 16 megapixel frame.
     
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  8. JoJo

    JoJo Mu-43 Regular

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    JoJo
    Hmmm!
     
  9. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
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    Great job, but what really blows me away is the time and patience to accomplish that.
     
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  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

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    Steve
    Very nice. Boy, you folks drive fast in Ohio.
     
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