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 used:

  • Time interval between each shot
  • Step/distance between each shot
  • output video fps

I only thought of these 3 settings, but if you think there are others that should be taken into consideration please do tell me.

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    This is so vague I'm afraid there is no one answer. It is like asking what exposure parameters of a daytime image. How would one ever know! I suggest you try some test shots before the sequence.
    – Itai
    Mar 26, 2013 at 23:33
  • Thanks @mattdm, I looked for a while I thought that it was pretty strange that there wasn't any question like this already.
    – Nuno
    Mar 26, 2013 at 23:40
  • So does mattdm's link help? If it covers much of your question, you might want to alter your question to ask about anything specifics the other topic doesn't cover
    – MikeW
    Mar 27, 2013 at 5:03
  • @MikeW there is nothing else I will delete this question in 2 days.
    – Nuno
    Mar 27, 2013 at 9:39
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    No need to delete, if someone searches for daytime timelapse they may find this and can follow the link to the other question.
    – MikeW
    Mar 27, 2013 at 9:41

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If it helps, I did a time lapse of some work in my garden, I set it to aperture priority of f8 (nice wide angle) to get as much as possible in focus and when for a 15 minute interval.

Video time lapse I Google's Picasa, which I can't find online ! soon as I can, I'll post it.

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