best way to shoot Timelapse at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 16th, 2007, 04:23 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Roseville MN
Posts: 33
best way to shoot Timelapse

I am going to be shooting a timelapse on a JVC ProHD camera tomorrow and was wondering the best way "settings" wise to go about doing this. Does anyone have experience and the time to share with me some steps to go about getting a fairly good timelapse? thanks
Mark Tarman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 16th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belfast, UK
Posts: 4,120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Tarman View Post
I am going to be shooting a timelapse on a JVC ProHD camera tomorrow and was wondering the best way "settings" wise to go about doing this. Does anyone have experience and the time to share with me some steps to go about getting a fairly good timelapse? thanks
Don't know about using the JVC, but DSLRs are the common means of shooting time lapse.
Brian Drysdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 16th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Roseville MN
Posts: 33
video not stills
Mark Tarman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 16th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Little Rock
Posts: 1,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Tarman View Post
video not stills
I use my DSLR to shoot HD Time Lapse video all the time.
David W. Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 16th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 2,053
I haven't done it myself, but when time lapses are shot with a DSLR one of the unique advantages is the ability to use a slower shutter speed. For smearing headlights and gathering even some of the brighter stars, this is a nice solution.
__________________
Dean Sensui
Exec Producer, Hawaii Goes Fishing
Dean Sensui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2007, 06:15 AM   #6
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belfast, UK
Posts: 4,120
Here's an example of time lapse shot with a DSLR:

http://www.archive.org/details/Test_...SLR_Time_Lapse

You really need an intervalmeter, but at short notice I guess the most you can do manually expose each frame at a set time interval. Basically, it's the same technique used with a film camera like a Bolex.
Brian Drysdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Espoo Finland
Posts: 380
I have shot many timelapse videos with laptop-DSLR combination. Maximum quality (even small JPGs are better than HDV video), better autoexposure range with still cam with long to short exposures with same aperture without ND filters.

Better editors can turn a numbered stills sequence automatically into a video.

The other option is to use DVRack to capture individual frames from video camera without tape. Wider speed controll than with still camera, but less eposure control.
Petri Kaipiainen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 17th, 2007, 10:50 AM   #8
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: switzerland
Posts: 2,131
a 200$ digital picture camera can take 1920x1080 full hd pictures.
a 2 gig SD card can contain at least hundred of pictures.
and it can works for weeks on a big battery
if you need to leave the stuff unattended for a while, the risk is lower.
the panasonic LZ2 was great for this
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/LZ2/LZ2A.HTM

with 50$ of electronic kits, you can enhance it to shut down at night, use a timer to choose interval etc...
Giroud Francois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Queretaro, Mexico
Posts: 40
Mr. Giroud:

Wich electronic kit do you recomend for this camera?

Thanks
__________________
Manuel Hernandez-Stumpfhauser
Director Oxes Tv
Manuel Hernandez-Stumpfhauser 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 > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:08 AM.


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