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Old March 15th, 2004, 02:43 AM   #1
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Time-lapse Recording on an XL1s

Anybody know if this is possible? i'd like to record things that could take hours or days, but i don't want to use/ capture that much video. Is it possible to adjust the FPS on an XL1s? I thought it was possible, but maybe i was mistaken. Any thoughts?
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Old March 15th, 2004, 02:49 AM   #2
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Hi Gino,

The complete parameters regarding XL1S time lapse are well documented in the camera owner's manual. If you need different intervalomater rates, you could always record to an external FireWire hard disk recorder with an intervalometer built in. One such recorder is the FireStore FS-3. We have an entire forum on that unit. Hope this helps,
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Old March 15th, 2004, 05:10 AM   #3
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Note that some NLE system offer a time lapse option; e..g., Premiere. As an alternative you could set the XL1s (or any other camera) to run in camera mode (no tape) and capture the frames to a computer with the appropriate software.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 06:51 AM   #4
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If you arwe Mac based you can use B-TV, a shareware program that would run on a laptop for example.

http://www.bensoftware.com/

very versitile.

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Old March 15th, 2004, 09:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for your help so far. I am on a PC using Premiere Pro.

Chris- do you know where in the user manual it talks about time lapse? I went through the whole thing (well, the english section) and didn't find anything about FPS or time lapse. Maybe i missed it?
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Old March 15th, 2004, 10:23 AM   #6
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Gino, see "Recording with the Interval Timer," page 63.

<<<-- Originally posted by Don Palomaki : Note that some NLE system offer a time lapse option; e..g., Premiere. As an alternative you could set the XL1s (or any other camera) to run in camera mode (no tape) and capture the frames to a computer with the appropriate software. -->>>

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Old March 15th, 2004, 05:37 PM   #7
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Nice! that's exactly what i was looking for. Thanks, Robert
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Old March 16th, 2004, 10:49 AM   #8
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I recorded the sun setting yesterday... turned out really well. I have an orchid that i'm going to film next when the flower is ready to blossom. I love watching those kinds of things. Thanks again for all your help.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 03:55 AM   #9
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What I usually do in a pinch (I haven't checked page 63 of the giant XL1 manual yet) is just pop in a tape and record 1 and a half hours worth of footage in LP mode. I then capture back in time lapse mode on the computer. Great for rolling clouds or sunsets where you point the camera lens straight into the sun with no ND filter of any kind (NOT recommended, BTW!).
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Old April 26th, 2004, 09:14 PM   #10
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Night to Day

For a film that I will be making, I would like to put together a time lapse sequence filming a street from night to morning/day. What kinds of things should I prepare for to do this?

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