Stop Motion at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Full Frame for HD

Canon EOS Full Frame for HD
All about using the Canon 1D X, 6D, 5D Mk. IV / Mk. III / Mk. II D-SLR for 4K and HD video recording.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 1st, 2009, 11:20 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Riverside, Ca
Posts: 307
Stop Motion

I just did a 5 second test of a simple item rotating. I put the item on a tripod and took a still, rotated the tripod a smidg and then snapped another pic, etc. The speed of the anim looks fine. I wouldn't need it to move any faster or slower, but BOY does it look like stop motion (very jittery).
Assembled from a JPEG Sequence in AE CS3 at both 720/24p as well as 720/29.97i.

Are there any sites that talk about stop motion or where might I find advice regarding stop motion with a DSLR?

Thanks very!
Matthew Roddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2009, 06:13 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Posts: 579
Add in some motion blur, AE shoud be able to do that. Frame blending of some sort would help too. Else just shoot more frames of the rotation.

T
Toenis Liivamaegi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2009, 12:23 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: U.K
Posts: 154
Matthew

You could always try experimenting with longer exposure times, this might help smooth some of the motion and make it less jittery.
StopMotionAnimation.com is a pretty good resource for all things stop frame.

Adrian
Adrian Frearson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2009, 02:09 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Riverside, Ca
Posts: 307
Thanks very much to you both.
My interlaced project was a lot smoother than the 24p project. I also noticed - and let this be a Matthew-learned-lesson to there would-be animators out there - that part of my jitter was me stepping on the carpet near my tripod when I shuttered the camera. There was just enough cush in the carpet that it moved the tripod, making each frame a little different.
Nasty stuff on the brain.

So, lessons learned:
Use Interlacing
Apply Motion Blur Where Necessary
STAY AWAY FROM THE DOGGON CAMERA WHEN RELEASING THE SHUTTER
(Same thing when moving the object)
Seems like no-brainers in hindsight, but hey... I'm a slow learner.

That web site looks awesome! A definite bookmark! Thanks!

Last edited by Matthew Roddy; January 2nd, 2009 at 03:13 PM.
Matthew Roddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2009, 07:11 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 795
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matthew Roddy View Post
STAY AWAY FROM THE DOGGON CAMERA WHEN RELEASING THE SHUTTER
Best bet is to use a remote, or run remote control from a computer. Boinx Software - iStopMotion 2 is also great tool for this type of thing, a lot more features specific to stop motion than canon's remote utilities, although it gets pricy for the full-res option.
__________________
My latest short documentary: "Four Pauls: Bring the Hat Back!"
Evan Donn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 3rd, 2009, 12:29 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Riverside, Ca
Posts: 307
Thanks, Evan. You're absolutely right. Fortunately, I remembered that from my Super8 daze. I had a wired remote, but I still had to step within a foot or two and that was enough to push the carpet.
Matthew Roddy is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Full Frame for HD

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:04 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network