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Timelapse photography is the process of taking a series of photos at a set interval with the intention of playing them back as a movie at a much shorter interval. This gives the appearance of high speed movement, such as in the growth of plants.

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How should I make a timelapse of the sunrise on mountains?

I'm heading to Darjeeling, West Bengal, India which is famous for Tiger Hill, known for the first sun rays falling directly on Kanchanjunga. The reflection creates a beautiful landscape. I'm looking ...
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How can I take an extended timelapse with my GoPro given the short battery life?

I have a GoPro Hero 3 Silver edition. Was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to take a continuous timelapse for extended period of time (more than 4 hours) since the battery seems to deplete ...
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Why does my remote automatically trigger the self-timer on EOS60D?

I have purchased a Chinese remote control. While setting it to interval shooting for time-lapse, it automatically runs the self-timer for 2 seconds, which is unnecessary and eats up the battery. How ...
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Alternative to EOS Remote app for 6D?

Has anyone found an alternative app for iPhone/iOS that supports the 6D/70D over internal Wi-Fi? I have been vastly disappointed with Canon's EOS Remote and was curious if anyone has found an ...
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How to do time-lapse photography without intervalometer using Nikon D3300?

I need your suggestions and tips on how to do time-lapse photography without using an intervalometer; I am using a Nikon D3300.
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How can I shoot a time-lapse using a Samsung point and shoot camera?

I have a samsung wb50f point and shoot digital camera. It has wifi remote triggering, but it takes only one image at a time. I want to shoot a time-lapse, which takes photos automatically at a set ...
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GoPro 4 Night Timelapse

I just got my GoPro Hero 4 and wanted to try the Night Timelapse mode. I have the exposure time set to 30 seconds and the interval between images set to 2 minutes. My pictures have a few stars on ...
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What is good protection for outside timelapse? (During rain/thunderstorm)

I've wanted to do some more timelapse shooting with my 60D, and be able to leave it running all day. My biggest issue here is now the weather with pop-up thunderstorms and heavy rains possible. Is ...
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How to take a picture at the same time everyday?

I am currently wanting to design a system that I could leave outside permanently, and have it take a photo(or series) at the same time of the day, for a year, and then compile those into a single ...
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Which software to assemble a time-lapse from images?

I own a Nikon D700, which has in-camera support for taking time-lapse photos, but I need advice on the easiest and best software solutions for processing the resulting heap of images. I accept that ...
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Timelapse with shutter release

I recently bought a cable release for night photography. And have been getting more and more use out of it, part of my intentions of getting it was to do timelapses and I did my first one this morning ...
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Time lapse of solar eclipse?

I was thinking of taking a time lapse of the eclipse with my nikon d3300 but not of just the sun but of the sun and the landscape. Unfortunately, I have to work during the eclipse and I was thinking ...
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How to do 1 or more photos per second without jitter using a Canon 7D?

I'd like to take second and sub-second timelapse videos with my Canon 7D. I've tried both DslrDashboard and Magic Lantern, and couldn't figure out how to set the timelapse any faster than that. Worse, ...
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Can I connect my Canon Rebel T3i to laptop to keep the battery charged while making a timelapse?

Is there a way to connect my camera (Canon Rebel T3i a.k.a. EOS 600D) to my laptop to create a timelapse and charge the battery at the same time? I have to keep swapping out the battery to keep the 5 ...
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What's the difference between Time-lapse, Hyperlapse and Flow Motion? [closed]

I want to know specifically what differs between a Time-lapse video and a Hyperlapse video and a Flow Motion video. In question is the accurate definition of the category of this video Thank you very ...
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Canon Rebel EOS XTi: USB not connecting when using external power

I have a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi that I'm using for timelapse photography (see an early effort here). I'm controlling the camera using gphoto2 on a Raspberry Pi, taking individual frames every ...
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Why does my generic Chinese intervalometer stop short of selected number of frames?

I am using an intervalometer to make a time lapse video I am using a Nikon D3300 with a 50mm f1.8 lens Focus set to manual Camera Settings: ISO: 3200 Shutter Speed : 1/25 Seconds Apreture : f1.8 ...
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How can I control the white balance from an Android application?

I am currently working on an Android Application that does Day-to-Night/Night-to-Day Time-lapse using Bulb Ramping, and I think I am 80% there. What the application does is that it takes photos in ...
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Can I do a timelapse on my Nikon Coolpix l820?

I would like to take a time-lapse of a sunrise/sunset with my Nikon Coolpix I820. What settings should I use?
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Will longer interval during NightLapse mode on GoPro hero4 increase battery life?

I'm using 10 sec exposure on hero4 silver Usually with no interval The battery runs off after about 2.5 hours If I'll increase the interval time, will it give me longer shooting time?
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Camera suggestion needed for long term remote timelapse

I'm working on setting up a remote timelapse waterproof system for a long term project. The idea is to have it on solar power. I'm currently playing with the CHDK firmware on a Canon PowerShot Elph ...
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Timelapse video, pictures taken over a year. Sky flashing [closed]

I have taken pictures for a year now to show the different weather and the different seasons, the problem is that, When I tried to put all the pictures together for a video, the result is very ...
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How to do time lapse with bracketing burst?

I am starting a project and I'd like to do some sunset time lapse. Each frame of the time lapse should be an HDR image. So, I need a bracketing burst every X minutes during a given period of time. Is ...
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How can I keep my camera warm while photographing time lapses over a few hours of 25F / - 4C temperatures?

I may have an oppty to photograph some time lapses over the next few days. However, the location's temperature will be about 25F / -4C. I'm looking for clever/creative ways to warm my gear while it ...
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How to make a long-expodure photo [duplicate]

How can i make a long-exposure image like this : http://elliott.org/blog/30-worst-cities-for-traffic-in-america/ For that task, do i need a special camera or can i do it with andtoid app ?
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Timelapse software for Linux

I was looking for software to create timelapse from a collection of pictures, that is compatible with Ubuntu. It would good if it could make HD videos and also has an option to add a background score. ...
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sorting photos from every minute to every hour

I have a data base of time lapse photos that have been taken for a period of a week, but i made a newbies mistake and set the setting up for a photo every second, filled up my memory drive. Anyways ...
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What Windows software can assemble a sequence of photos into a timelapse?

Do you know any good software for Windows platform that can be used to create a time-lapse video from a bunch of photos? I'm interested in free alternatives, but the paid ones are also OK.
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What is the maximum rate at which you could shoot frames (for a time lapse) on a Canon t5i?

I've been doing more and more time lapses lately, having fun identifying the right rate for different subjects. I've purchased an intervalometer, but the minimum interval between frames is one second. ...
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Is there an extended-life battery for the Sony NEX-6?

I'm really enjoying my Sony NEX-6, especially the time-lapse application. However, I'm often finding that the camera's battery dies before I can create a long time-lapse (say, 4-5 hours). Is there a ...
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Applescript for Camera Control Pro activation

Is there an applescript that I can use to control my D800e from Camera Control Pro 2 for a time-lapse sequence?
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Is it possible to get an interval precise up to 2 decimal places using a (software) intervalometer?

I'm looking for a way to take pictures at an interval that is precise up to two decimal places using my Canon 550D. Is that possible, preferably using Magic Lantern or some other software solution? ...
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Are there any tetherable compact cameras?

As I find the bulk of my DSLR too much of an inconvenience for most of my photography, I'm considering replacing it with a high-end compact (maybe a Lumix LX5). However, I'm getting intrigued by the ...
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Is it possible to do time lapse photography with a Canon 70D without using a laptop? [duplicate]

Canon 70D has options of using remote shutter and using apps with iPhone/Android devices. Is there any option to do timelapse photography using either of the above where I can click photos at a ...
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Canon 600 D on Adobe premiere

I have an Canon 600D, i do many things with it, like timelapse, long exposure photos, etc.. My question is it possible to connect my Canon 600D an take pictures using capture of Adobe Premiere?
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Canon 100d : How can I take a picture or timelapse of the Milky Way? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a Canon 100D and I'd really like to take a photo or timelapse the Milky Way. The current lens I have on my camera is the EF-S 18-55mm. Can this work?
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Using Raspberry Pi with Canon EOS 7D

I'm going on holiday soon and I'm going to be taking my Canon EOS 7D with me. I will be taking my CF cards with me for general shooting, but I want more storage for time lapses. I believe this is ...
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How to place my camera on uneven surface to take time-lapse photos

How do I place my camera on uneven surface without spending too much money on equipments. Rocks is one example of uneven surface.
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Will too much time-lapse photography reduce a DSLR's life, or cause any other damage?

I own a Canon 550D, and I'm planning to do some time-lapse experiments this weekend just for fun. Will it cause any damage or reduce my DSLR's lifetime if I do too much of it?
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Timelapse for sticky notes

SO the idea is to create a wall of sticky notes. At this event every time someone enters they have to write something inspirational on a sticky note on the wall. And then stick it. Now I want to make ...
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Can I modify a Logitech C615 webcam for infinity focus?

I've been using the Logitech C615 web cam for some time now, for timelapse photography. However I'm not perfectly happy with its focus at "infinity". It's not perfectly clear. On closer distances the ...
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Easy timelapse from pole

We are organising some outdoor volunteer works, and looking for a solution how to shoot the "construction site" time-lapse over the day from the "bird's eye" view - e.g. from the approx. 5m high ...
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EOS time lapse problem: stops taking shots

I'm having a problem shooting time lapse on my canon 60D with EOS Utility on mac. The timer stops shooting after 1-5 shots. In "Timer Shooting Settings", If i enter 5000 shots in the "Shots (minimum ...
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How to setup a long running timelapse?

I would like to setup a timelapse capture of a building site. I would like to take approximately 5 photos every day for the next 3 months. What is the most economical way of doing this? I have a ...
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What equipment for long-term time-lapse photography?

I'm looking to take time-lapse photography (likely one shot per hour over the course of a year) from a fixed position (indoors). I'm wondering what equipment would help with this to overcome ...
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Nikon P510, Is it possible to shoot an image while charging?

I'd like to make few time lapse videos but unfortunately discovered that my Nikon P510 refuses to turn on while connected to the charger. Is it possible to work around this issue?
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Timelapse with Magic Lantern and Canon 5D mark III

My hardware timer/remote release was not available today and I recalled Magic Lantern can do timelapses, so I downloaded it and ran it. When ran I can only see some extra stuff in video mode and I ...
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What is the best way to secure tripod overnight?

I'm interested in doing some time lapse photography. Instead of having me waking up at 5am, I would like to just set my camera on a tripod and go to sleep. Is there a way to secure the tripod out on a ...
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How to create awesome nature time lapses

Please have a look at these amazing time-lapse videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFNWEKHHBFQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcixldqDIEQ I just don't get how they do it. I am a fairly ...
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algorithm deflickering timelapse shots?

before you ask yes I already saw this subject(What algorithm can be used for deflickering timelapse shots?) The answer of Matt Grum is nearly what I'm looking for but I need more precision and I ...