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Old April 29th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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48 hr timelapse Questions

Good day All,

just a couple of quick questions;

recieved an inquiry from a client who wants to do a 48 hr timelapse of some construction.
We've never done a timelapse in this length before, has anyone out there done something like this? any tips or suggestions? also, I assume the best bet would be to auto iris ...?

any help would be greatly appreciated,


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Old April 29th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #2
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I need to do the same exact thing this week. I have some ideas, but if anybody has done this before I'd also appreciate some advice.
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Make sure that your camera and tripod are well secured. You dont want the camera jerking all over the place.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 05:37 AM   #4
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The most difficult thing is to get smooth transitions between day and night shots. During daylight i use the auto iris with ND set to around 5.6.
During twilight get rid of the ND. You don't have to use any gain at night, use the slowshutter. It will make nightshots prettier than the visible eye can see.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 01:00 PM   #5
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I know it's not an XDCam solution, but I use a DSLR camera hooked up to a laptop. Cheaper, smaller, easier, better. And, depending on what you shoot... 4k resolution! You can "pan" and "zoom" the finished image.
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