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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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Vortex Media's Timelapse Calculator

For a couple of years I've been wanting a timelapse calculator that I can access from my Blackberry when I'm out shooting. I couldn't find anything online except for confusing charts so I fianlly decided to build my own.

Here it is: Vortex Media's XDCAM Time Lapse Calculator

Just to warn you, it might look tiny on your computer screen, but from a Blackberry or iPHONE it should be close to the right size. iPHONE users will need to zoom in a little, I think. I don't have an iPHONE myself.

It is a work in-progress so any feedback or suggestions are welcome. Please don't suggest that I turn it into an iPHONE app because I have no interest in going through that learning curve or getting an iPHONE. It works great on my Blackberry, so I have achived my one and only goal already.

I hope you find it as useful as I will.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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Timelapse calculator for iphone and blackberry

Those clever chaps have written a simple code to help you work out how long you need to shoot timelapse for, great for iphones and blackberrys.

Read more here: Philip Bloom Blog Archive Timelapse calculator, great for iphone or blackberry
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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That's kind of cool. It's a web app, which means you have to be connected to the internet to use it. I thought it would be an actual iPhone app. Still pretty cool though.

I wonder if there's a way he could incorporate both pages into one page? Doug?
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 06:11 PM   #4
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Oops! I didn't see this thread. I responded to Philip Bloom's thread on the same topic.

Great job. Thanks Doug! (I'll be using it on my iPhone for sure)
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 06:21 PM   #5
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Duplicate threads merged... thanks,
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 07:17 PM   #6
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any brainy chaps here who know how to code for the iphone to make the vortex app work offline? Especially handy for those fellas like me who travel a lot and don't like roaming charges.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 11:12 PM   #7
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Well I used the "Add to Home Screen" function on my iPhone, so I have a one touch Icon to take me there. It looks just like an app... and is the next best thing. It gives me one touch access to the web page calculator. Another great useful resource... thanks again Doug!
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Old March 4th, 2009, 04:18 AM   #8
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Great job Doug! Where do you get all those wonderful ideas? :-)
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Old March 4th, 2009, 06:11 AM   #9
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Great job Doug! Where do you get all those wonderful ideas? :-)
Hi Ivan,

I wouldn't say that I have wonderful ideas, I just see a need for something and then try to fill it. What's the saying, "necessity is the mother of invention"? That's the case with me. I figure that if I have a need for something, so will other people in the same situation. Everything Vortex Media makes is something that I would use if it was offered by someone else. FYI, you don't see the half-finished failures that got abandoned before they went public!



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Old March 4th, 2009, 08:22 AM   #10
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Thanks Doug,
I tried looking for this type of tool on another forum and got ridiculed. apparently, the Steele Chart sponsors that particular forum.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 09:32 AM   #11
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Thanks Doug,
I tried looking for this type of tool on another forum and got ridiculed. apparently, the Steele Chart sponsors that particular forum.
Well, go back and tell them you found the answer to all your dreams!
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I'm glad it's a web app, but the form submission portion broke on my cell phone with a browser. I can adjust the selections, but upon clicking "calculate" I get a "Thank you for submitting the form" and then clicking "back" takes me to a folder tree view of everything on the vortex media site, including folders for aegis, cgi-bin, imanager, includes, etc.

Hopefully, this can get squared away and it will work on any cell phone!
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