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Timelapse video settings?

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by ksn, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    I'm really just playing around but not sure what to do in terms of settings on my G3.

    I forgot to set focus, but I should have the camera mode in manual? I set my ISO to 160, does that apply to videos?

    Sequence 01 2

    The video dims at 20 seconds, which is a software error on my part I think, but the image quality gets increasingly worse as it gets dark. I also need to weigh down the tripod I think, there's too much vibration from the wind.
  2. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
  3. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    Test 3, 14-140mm with polarizer. Kind of boring but the sailboats are interesting. Still wish the video was sharper though.

    Trial 3
  4. aragorn764

    aragorn764 Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 9, 2012
    Alberta, CANADA
    cool stuff! i would like to learn more on timelapse videos myself, cheers
  5. justin4192

    justin4192 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2011
    Fairfax, VA, USA
    Very cool! I like the 3rd one the best. Where did you take these? What software did you use to create the video?
  6. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    Thanks, I guess it's just trial and error for me, hopefully each one gets better.

    I started out using Adobe Premier but I think I am moving towards After Effects because it seems like I can do everything there. Warp Stabilization is amazing, it removes all camera shaking like from the first video.

    I'm thinking about picking this up, it would make the content more interesting
  7. parka

    parka Mu-43 Regular

    May 12, 2012
    A a newbie to timelapse as well.

    From what I've read, timelapse should be shot in manual with a fixed ISO. That will fix the exposure to make sure there's no flickering.

    You can try exporting your video is different frame rates also, like 24p and 30p to see if there's any effect.

    To get motion blur, you can increase the shutter speed.

    Check out this guy for inspiration.
  8. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    How long did you go between exposures for this one? And how long of a period of time did this cover?
  9. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    I believe this was only 2-2.5 hours, I don't have the equipment to do timelapse with photos yet, so these are just condensed videos. I did put in some money for a kickstarter device though.

    Thanks for that, his stuff is really nice and I'd like to get to that point someday :p  I will have to try a longer shutter speed next, I wasn't aware that it would blur movement but that makes sense :) 
  10. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    Haven't posted in a while but have still been playing around with this a lot.

    Tried my first photo timelapse and I think it came out really well, though I think video would be better for more micro subjects, such as people moving around, etc: [ame=http://vimeo.com/67085848]Photo Timelapse Trial 1 on Vimeo[/ame]

    Also, some other fun ones I've been playing around with:

    [ame=http://vimeo.com/66990172]Kyoto Eki Kaleidoscope on Vimeo[/ame]

    [ame=http://vimeo.com/66959541]Kyoto Eki 1 on Vimeo[/ame]
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