Time-lapse- cool tips.

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Malcolm Purnell

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Time-lapse- cool tips.

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 7:09 pm

I was just curious what were some of the tricks people were using for time lapse with there BMCC's?
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Re: Time-lapse- cool tips.

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 7:19 pm

When I'm shooting lapses of waterfalls, the sea etc I usually use a 360 degree shutter to get some blurry motion to it. The same when shooting time lapse of people walking.

When shooting landscapes I sometimes shoot with a 45 degree shutter. Mostly because it rarely affects the image to much (depends on the clouds, though), and it allows me to use a f-stop around f/8 which makes the image sharper. The Sigma 8-16mm is not very sharp over f/11.

Usually, I set the interval at 1 sec and shoot in raw.

Exposure wise it depends on the subject, but I try to avoid zebras (burnt out areas), so if I know the light from the sun is coming in from behind the clouds, I underexpose by two or three stops. And if the sun doesn't appear after all, I can still pull the exposure back up again since the raw files can handle a lot of editing.
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Re: Time-lapse- cool tips.

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 8:10 pm

I just started playing around since I got the BMCC. I like the 360 effect. But I'm still missing the light streaks from cars at night.
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Re: Time-lapse- cool tips.

PostSat Aug 10, 2013 9:12 pm

Malc84cine wrote:I just started playing around since I got the BMCC. I like the 360 effect. But I'm still missing the light streaks from cars at night.


Yeah, those kind of things need several seconds of exposure time.
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Re: Time-lapse- cool tips.

PostSun Aug 11, 2013 5:27 am

Any suggestion on how to resolve this?
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Re: Time-lapse- cool tips.

PostSun Aug 11, 2013 5:41 am

eyeiaye wrote:Any suggestion on how to resolve this?


Use a DSLR for several seconds exposures.
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Re: Time-lapse- cool tips.

PostSun Aug 11, 2013 9:15 am

Ain't it possible to shoot 360° shutter (continuous shots) and then overlay a number of frames or stack a number of copies of the same clip? Stacking 24 frames of a 24 fps / 360° clip shouldn't be too different from exposing one second at a time. You even get more DR to work with, as you are essentiall shooting HDR.
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Re: Time-lapse- cool tips.

PostSun Aug 11, 2013 3:07 pm

iverha wrote:
eyeiaye wrote:Any suggestion on how to resolve this?


Use a DSLR for several seconds exposures.

You should then set frames for more exposures, right?
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Re: Time-lapse- cool tips.

PostSun Aug 11, 2013 4:58 pm

Malc84cine wrote:
iverha wrote:
eyeiaye wrote:Any suggestion on how to resolve this?


Use a DSLR for several seconds exposures.

You should then set frames for more exposures, right?


I usually go for around 10 seconds of film, so about 240-300 exposures depending on your films framerate.

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