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Old May 6th, 2010, 04:50 PM   #1
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Matching HDV time lapse

Hey now -

I'm looking for a cheap decent compact digital still cam that takes time lapse in 16:9 to match my HDV. Wondering what MP to use?

I'm using a little consumer cam (HDV) that takes 4.0MP stills. It puts these to a memory stick. While researching, I read it's probably best to use a still cam for time lapse. In my case, I'm thinking a compact digital on my tripod.

What time lapse cam's and MP can you recommended to match my 16:9 HDV?
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Old May 8th, 2010, 11:36 PM   #2
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1.3MP = 720 hdv and 2MP = 1080 - roughly. Anything above 2MP should be great - most digicams offer that anyway. However, i don't know which still cameras offer time lapse.
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Old May 9th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #3
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I wonder if we've converting apples to oranges, though.
One is a CMOS (my cam) and the others are CCD (P+S)...with lots of 16:9 resolution differences...all will get converted down to HDV (1440 x 1080)

I'll probably want some extras like image stabilization which are late model Canons I think...

You can hack some Canon Powershots to take time intervals with the link below
CHDK Wiki
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Old May 9th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #4
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if you're using a pro NLE, then you can combine different footage on to the timeline - no need to convert everything to HDV.
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