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My first Timelapse, Night over the city.

Discussion in 'Video to Share' started by BosseBe, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. gwydionjhr

    gwydionjhr Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2017
    What would you do differently next time?
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  2. Thanks, Joel for the question, makes me think!

    I must have been in P-mode with auto-ISO, because all three changes over time, shutter speed, aperture and ISO.
    As I almost always use Auto-WB, that was also most likely the case here.

    For me it is hard to come up with a better way to do it, since the light level changed so much over time.

    If anyone has any suggestions for improvement I will gladly receive them.
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  3. Going from day to night and back to day - you did a great job! I've only ever done a day or night time lapse using the same manual exposure.
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  4. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Killarney, OzTrailEYa
    I thought the video looked good, but the steps in time were too coarse. I would do the maths and work out how many exposures are needed to get 24 frames per sec over the duration of the event to get the video time duration you are seeking.

    you might also want to double check that ISO does not get too high, and maybe I'd caution against auto ISO (well and auto WB too).
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  5. ToxicTabasco

    ToxicTabasco Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 2, 2018
    South West USA
    Nice, congratulations on your first Time Lapse. And, the holy grail time lapse too. Would be nice to see it on the YouTube. They have 4K resolution. With MFT cameras you can create 4K video with the time lapse. Good luck and keep up the video work.
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  6. ToxicTabasco

    ToxicTabasco Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 2, 2018
    South West USA
    One technique that's helped me get the holy grail sunset/sunrise is set WB to shade, and aperture priority at f/8, at 200 ISO. This will allow longer light trails as it gets darker. Also, the holy grail TL takes a long time about 2+ hours. Depending on the movement, you can go 30 second intervals, or 15 seconds.

    Anyway, not bad for your first time. Keep doing it, and you'll be a expert in no time.
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