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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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How can I find a camera for long-term time lapse use?

For a oceanographic/atmospheric proof of concept project I need to set up a camera which will take a picture of the water's surface every 5 minutes during the day for up to two years. The pictures ...
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CHDK: Timelapse/intervalometer with gradually adjusting exposure or overexposure detection

I'm trying to tweak a CHDK script for my Canon PowerShot G12 to take pictures at a regular interval. The goal is to make smooth time lapse videos. I've previously burned the sensor of a G11 because of ...
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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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Rearranging photos for time lapse

My camera has 2 camera slots and I have captured a lot of images. Now when I put them into one folder they are not in the order they were taken. I am using Time Lapse Assembler. How can I make sure ...
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Will it harm my DSLR if I keep it on for a period of several years?

If I want to take one picture every 30 minutes (and don't get a live view from camera), can I keep my DSLR camera on during the day for two or three years? I use an adapter instead of the camera's ...
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Best settings for a daytime timelapse [duplicate]

Soon I will to try out my first time lapse session with a dolly that I built, for that reason I would like to ask to anyone that already did timelapse photography what are the best settings that you ...
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How do I reduce noise in a sequence of photos of the same subject over time?

I'm making a timelapse sequence on my iPhone 5s. It looks good enough when it's bright outside, but when the sun sets, the video quality really suffers due to the poor low-light performance of the ...
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How to auto-align slight movements in pictures shot for a timelapse?

I have been working on a project that I have been documenting for the past few weeks. Unfortunately, the camera mount I built causes slight movements of the camera. Therefore between days there are ...
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What software could I use for aligning time lapse stills to remove camera shake?

I've been playing around with some time lapse sequences shot from the roof of our building in New York. It's terribly windy and the resulting sequence exhibits some slight camera shake. I'm seeking ...
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Software to stabilize timelapse images [duplicate]

and Happy new year! I have shooted ~300 photos of an object and i'm making timelapse from it. The distance between me and object is 5-7 meters. All these photos are made from different angles, but ...
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What type of cameras are best for low-maintenance time-lapse videos?

There are a ton of videos on YouTube where people have high-speed time-lapse videos of themselves driving e.g. from like NYC to LA. I am not sure, what they are using? Because the camera stays on ...
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Time Lapse addon for Sony HX50? [duplicate]

I have just bought a Sony HX50, I'd love to be able to do some time lapse with it and from what I can google you do this with a controller. Are there any users of this camera who know of one that ...
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Why does time lapse not work on a Nikon D800?

I've bought a Nikon D800 a month ago. I'm trying to turn on the opportunity for Time lapse photography, but my camera doesn't give me the chance. Is it something to do to unlock this choice?
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Doing a time lapse of my backyard for 1 year

Just picked up a simple all in one Brinno TLC 200 Pro. I'm going to put it on a shelf looking out the window and pretty much forget it for 1 year. There is a setting where I can pick the hours to ...
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goPro Zin and the art of motorcycle maintenance [duplicate]

I have created a 16' rail for taking long time lapse with the goPro camera moving between shots via an arduino and a small stepper. Where I want to use this, there is no options for external power. ...
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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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Any ideas on how to capture time?

I have a photography project based around 'time'. I'm struggling to find ideas on how to capture this with the specific detail that has to be involved. My image has to have memorabilia within the ...
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Affordable timelapse motion control

I am looking for a timelapse motion control. So far, the cheapest I have found is the Genie, which is about $1000ish (with accessories). Is there a more affordable alternative?
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How does one do a time lapse video in the public?

How does one do a time lapse video in the public? I can understand if the time lapse is taken from indoor looking out to a window or something like that. But how does one take, say, a time lapse ...
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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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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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Does shooting RAW vs JPEG have a significant effect on battery life?

Does shooting RAW vs JPEG have a significant effect on battery life (i.e. > 10% in the number of shots that can be taken)? Has anyone done controlled tests on this? JPEG means more processing, RAW ...
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Where can I find a “bulb ramping” intervalometer which will work with a Canon T3i?

I am looking to do time-lapses during sunset and sunrise. I have a EOS 600d/T3i. My current intervalometer is pretty cheap and will not work for this. I believe I need a "Bulb Ramping" ...
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Unexpected behaviour of interval shooting with Nikon D5100 [duplicate]

I want to do some star trail and time lapse shoots this weekend and I have for the first time been looking into the interval shooting option on the Nikon D5100. I already understood that the interval ...
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Shooting a timelapse without any intervalometer?

I know that most of DSLR can shoot timelapses by using software solutions, sparing the purchase of an intervalometer. My questions: Any recommandation or suggestion about the software I could use ...
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Timelapse 180 GB of photos [closed]

Our client just gave us an external HDD with 180 GB of images in a directory structure like this: /1013/02/18/04/02/12/2013_02_18_-_04_02_12.jpg (or something like that). We need to get all images ...
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Is there a webcam that can focus to infinity, for time-lapse landscapes?

Does anyone here know of a webcam (at least 720p) that has the ability to focus to infinity? At least one webcam I know of (Logitech C910) doesn't allow that. I would like to use it for time lapse ...
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What might be a suitable weatherproof camera for long exposure timelapse photography?

I'm looking for a camera that meets the following criteria: Weather proof Controllable from PC (If possible from Linux with gphoto, www.gphoto.org) At least 15 seconds shutter speed possibility for ...
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How to do a time lapse for a dying flower?

I am planning on doing a time lapse series for art to then pan it and develop it into a cyanotype and since my topic is coloured earth, I'm going to get a flower and document its death. Problem is ...
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Creating timelapse on linux [duplicate]

I had a really bad time looking around on how to create a timelapse video on linux. After a lot of search I come with my own solution that converts aspect ratio without screwing the photos.
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Is there a remote shutter wi-fi app for the canon 6D for time lapse photography?

I use the EOS Remote app but you can only take single shots and bursts ie. no timer controlled shots like you can do with a remote shutter for time lapses. Surely there must be an app out there that ...
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How to deal with large exposure shifts during time lapse?

First - I've 30 yrs shooting experience. Not a novice. But, total Newbie to Time-lapse. Just did my first couple of tests yesterday. My wife was shopping - had to occupy myself.... I kept them short ...
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Digital camera with WI-FI and time-lapse function

Is there any digital camera, that can be controled remotely and upload images automaticly to ftp (something like Eye-fi) over internet and have ability to take pictures in time sequence every minute ...