Questions tagged [timelapse]

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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Will making time-lapse videos for several hours with my DSLR wear out the sensor? [duplicate]

The title says it all. I'm using a DSLR. Will making a time-lapse video, which requires several hours to shoot, wear out the sensor?
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How to do an oven timelapse with GoPro?

I am trying to do a timelapse of the pastry baking in the oven with a GoPro Hero3+. My first attempt is to shoot it from the outside. The problem is, the oven lid glass has the usual black lines on ...
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What is the best practice to handle making time lapse in a changing lighting conditions in the morning?

I was trying to make a timelapse of a flower unfurling in the morning. As the time progressed, the sun continued to rise and the ambient light became brighter and brighter, as you can see in the ...
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Is it possible to set up a Timelapse with a Nikon D90 without and Intervalometer? and how?

I've been trying to figure out how to set up a timelapse and have seen that it might be possible to set up using my computer (Macbook Pro)
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What camera setup can I use to record a 30 day timelapse? (using what we have in 2020)

Now that most cars are off the roads the skies are super clear I'd like to set up a camera which records from a stationary position for multiple weeks to see if I can capture the difference as cars ...
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How to stop 'flickering' in a timelapse created from a set of photo?

I use a Fujifilm XT20 to shoot at the sky every 5 seconds. Here is the final video: https://youtu.be/vkQ4C5nGw5M The problem is that in the last 10 seconds of the video the brightness was just all ...
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Has my idea for a time lapse technique been used before?

I recently thought of a time lapse technique and want to know if there is there a name for it or if it has been widely used before. I want to take a time lapse of my garden at 1 frame per day for a ...
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Colors consistency between RAW pictures for timelapse in Darktable

Why do I get different colors while applying the same exact history to every pictures in Darktable. It was my understanding that the white balance setting of the camera didn't matter to a RAW file and ...
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Manually align images for time lapse

I've been taking a picture of myself everyday for a few months now. I haven't used a tripod, so the images are not aligned at all. I'm looking for some type of software that will allow me to manually ...
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How to batch process RAW files for timelapse photography? (preferably with Python)

I have a set of 200+ RAW files that need to process for a timelapse. They were taken in a 30s time interval during sunrise. I had to change the shutter time several times to adjust exposure on the ...
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What methods exist for time-lapse photography? (Over multiple days)

So, I've been trying to get into taking time-lapse photos. I already have a number of sample images of melting snow, in panorama. (I'd like to do all four seasons somewhere.) My question is: what ...
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Timelapse Software on Laptop for Sony a6300 for year long timelapse

I'd like to create a timelapse running for 1 year and chose as a camera the Sony a6300 as it can be easily powered by cable (Instead of getting dummy batteries and so on) But I cannot find a software ...
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facilitating long-duration time lapse application

I am doing a time lapse that requires about 36 hours, however my equipment limits me to a rather short-duration interval. The longest time lapse setting available is one photo every 60 seconds. The ...
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Software for converting a series of jpg or raw files into an animation

I've tried Imagej, MakeAVI, and Virtualdub Imagej gives me a black movie a few seconds long. MakeAVI gives me an "unreadable" file. Virtualdub sort of works but the pictures are very pixelated. Hours ...
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Shooting a milky way timelapse on my Canon EOS 200D Mark II

I recently got a Canon EOS 200D Mark II, it does great astro and milky way photography and I was wondering how to shoot a milky way timelapse. the timelapse settings in the camera make it so the ...
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Guiding path for circular time lapse

I am contemplating taking a picture of a subject from a different angle until I reach a complete circle. As for the frequency, let's assume something from the range of one photo every 1 degree (that ...
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Why are my time-lapses flickering?

On my way on experimenting with time-lapse, I'm facing a flickering of brightness after I stitch the images together and make a video. I understand that if I use Av mode while I'm taking the pictures, ...
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How to create smooth transition between styles in a time-lapse using Darktable?

I'm having fun with making time-lapses and I'm using Darktable for color correction. The problem I have is that for the scenes like a sunset where the beginning and the end of the time-lapse are of ...
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How to calculate the right interval for a timelapse on a boat

I'm soon going on a canal boat trip and I wanted to create a timelapse of the boats travel. I've obviously only got one shot at this, so I wanted to know what is the best method for calculating the ...
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Why does color hue change on different exposures?

When shooting with long exposures (multiple to tens of seconds) I noticed that in some cases colors in the resulting photos change hue. This was on Canon EOS 1100D, but I've also seen such a problem ...
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Battery life of Nikon Z 6/Z 7 for time lapse in manual mode

I am considering to purchase the Z 6 for time lapse photography and battery life is important. Is it possible to deactivate all power-consuming features of the Nikon Z 6/Z 7 bodies when taking time ...
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How can I do continous shooting at 10 second intervals on my CoolPix p900?

I would like to set my Nikon CoolPix p900 to capture an image once every 10 seconds. I have found "Continuous Shooting" mode, which gives an option to specify an interval — it allows you to vary the ...
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Do I need anything special to shoot a timelapse in -10 degrees Celsius?

Will I be able to shoot 1-2 hours timelapse in -10 / -5 degrees Celsius? What should I worry about, lens, camera, battery (obviously), memory card? Can I do anything if I don't have a specialised ...
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Are there intervalometers capable of powering off my Canon DSLR between shots for a multiple-day timelapse?

I'd like to do multi-day time lapses to show the growth of some of my plants. My question is this: how do I deal with camera power for a time lapse lasting multiple days? Naturally, the camera only ...
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Timelapse color flickering

I've tried to shoot the red line of sunrise along the sea and I've done that from under a very low bridge with the penumbra, so I' ve captured some portions of the sand and palm trees too. I tried it ...
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How do I stabilize a shaky timelapse?

I did a timelapse during a boat ride on the Huangpu river when I visited Shanghai earlier this year. When I had put it together on my computer I noticed that some parts seem "shaky" because the boat ...
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Canon wireless control with running intervalometer

Does anyone know if there is an iOS app (or mac os app) with what I can achieve the following: Be able to wirelessly connect to my 77D camera (either wifi or bluetooth is fine) Start the ...
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Is there any compact full-frame mirrorless camera?

I want to give mirrorless a shot (I have always and only used DSLRs), especially because I'm enthusiastic for street photography and I want something agile when traveling. I'm also a time-lapse fan. ...
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Canon built-in intervalometer and image preview

I'm using the built-in intervalometer on my Canon 77D camera to shoot timelapses. I'd like to be able to asses the images by checking out the histogram on the preview (so I can adjust exposure ...
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Change exposure settings while shooting with intervalometer

I own a Canon 77D camera with built-in intervalometer. I can set the interval in seconds between shots and set it to either shoot indefinitely or a fixed amount of shots. When I shoot the sunrise or ...
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Will doing timelapses break my lens? (Because the aperture changes)

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 which I use to shoot timelapse movies. Because of the electronic shutter, I figured it shouldn't cause problems, but I noticed a second issue: On every frame, the ...
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When not to make a video from a timelapse series?

It seems that the primary motivation most people have for taking a timelapse series is to convert to a video. However, video is considered off topic here, except when it's not. In what circumstances ...
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Photoshop CC converting image layers to video clip

I have an image sequence in Photoshop CC 2018 and have turned them into a timelapse. I want to change the speed / length of the video but I am unable to. If I change the framerate it increases/...
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Does time lapse of the sun damage the auto-focus sensors or components of a DSLR?

This question is not about the main imaging sensor, but about the autofocus sensors and circuits on a DSLR. I read that sunlight may damage the shutter or the main sensor. But when using the DSLR, ...
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In Lightroom, how can I add a (visual) timestamp on photos based on the EXIF data?

When recording a long timelapse it would be nice to be able to show the current time in the corner of the final video. One easy solution to do this would be to use the EXIF data to add a timestamp to ...
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Weatherproof Long-Term Power for Camera

Suppose that you want to take a long-term time-lapse of the passing the the seasons. The weather will most likely change over the period with periods of rain and snow. We already have a question ...
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How can I use my Olympus OMD E-M10 with a continuous power source?

I'm looking to shoot a time lapse with my Olympus OMD E-M10 and I was wondering it it is possible to use an external power source. Standard battery life isn't too good on this camera; it only takes ...
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How do you do take a time lapse in a crowded city, sit or stand somewhere aside?

I've never attempted a time lapse in a crowded city, where do I mount myself so I'm not in the way?
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Homogenize exposure brightness and white balance

I've taken thousands of photos on a long-term project and I'm doing a time-lapse film. Due to the different weather and the different light conditions the pictures are partly very differently exposed....
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How to achieve a timelapse effect where stars streak through the sky?

I can't really explain it so I'm finding it hard to Google for tutorials. I was wondering how to get this effect: Instagram Video By using something like Photoshop CS6 or a freeware program. I'm ...
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Can I set exposure time to greater than 30 seconds with the Nikon D750's built-in Interval Shooting?

Is it possible to set exposure time greater than 30 seconds while using interval shooting? I know we could set the interval, number of intervals and number of shoots I each interval but i can't find ...
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How can I take an automated picture every day?

I am trying find the best camera options for the below project...please help: I want to set up a small camera in my front window, to take a daily shot of the outside scenery. I would like to be ...
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Same photo at different time?

I want to take photos how some places look now. I have photos how they looked few years ago but I can't shot the photo at the same angle. Any idea how this can be done? Examples: http://dcist.com/...
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Is it possible to set two exposure values and set them on a loop?

I'm trying to capture a time lapse of the moon rising and would like to set one exposure time for the moon and one for the foreground. Is it possible to save two exposure values or do I have to switch ...
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How can I shoot sunrise/sunset timelapses with a smooth sky gradient transition?

I want to shoot a timelapse sequence of a sunrise using my Canon 200D. It does support a timelapse video mode, but the settings are quite limited - I can either set everything manually, set auto-...
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How to take 4K timelapse with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

I am trying to create a timelapse using Canon EOS 5D Mark IV using the built in video timelapse feature. I've set it up, and created a 20 minute timelapse, everything is smooth except that it's 1080p, ...
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Nikon D7200 time-lapse with mirror lockup?

I just bought a Nikon D7200, and I'm having fun doing some time-lapse photography with it. However, I'm a little bit concerned that I'm going to wear the shutter out before I've even had the camera ...
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How to Time-Lapse? [closed]

I feel obligated to say that I have almost no experience when it comes to photography. In the past few weeks, I have been very attracted by time-lapse videos and I finally decided to give it a try. I ...
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How to capture a long lasting time lapse

I would like to know how I could achieve with my Nikon 3300 a pretty long, whole day, time lapse ( sun rising, clouds moving, cars moving, sun setting, etc). I am not 100% sure my camera's battery ...
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How to create stationary eclipse timelapse w/o tracking sun's movement?

I took a timelapse of the 21 Aug 2017 solar eclipse. I did not have the ability to track the suns movement so every ~15 minutes I adjusted the camera position. I want to create a timelapse that ...

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