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Old October 3rd, 2006, 01:29 PM   #1
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Shutter speed for time-lapse

For those of you who have tried time-lapse shots, what shutter speeds have you used and how do they differ in the end? I'm putting a demo tape together and wanted to get a couple quick time-lapses to throw in. One will likely be downtown involving cars and people, so I'm thinking a slower shutter speed might give an interesting look.

If anyone has any examples online I could check out, it would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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If you shoot with a low shutter speed you get a really nice blurred ghosting effect when you speed it up, you have to be carefull with over exposing though it will let in a lot more light... also if ur shooting in hd and this is a sd project you could get a very nice movement effect by simply putting the hd sized image in the dv project and moving it around, perhaps even try zooming (scaling the image size up) might not work but worth a look

have fun, i love time lapse, maybe post up some results for us all to see :)
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