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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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Would a snow globe make an effective DIY dome port?

I’m working on a project involving a long term outdoor timelapse. The camera is housed in a Peli 1450, which I had originally intended to cut a side away from and fix an acrylic sheet over to allow ...
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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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Will clay and wood dust affect my camera?

I'm a craft design student focusing on pottery and woodworking. Recently I've been thinking of recording my crafting process, hence I will be bringing my camera (Canon g7x) into the studio, maybe put ...
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How much time to get a 30 second time-lapse video on 30fps on 2 second intervals

So I'm outside taking video of some storm clouds in Arizona. Anyways I am using GoPro time-lapse video mode. It's set at 2-second intervals and I believe GoPro time-lapse mode shoots at 30 FPS (Frames ...
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Is it possible to add manual control before auto-aligning layers in Photoshop?

I have some shots of a construction site taken 1 month apart and I want to animate the construction progress. Problem is, because of moving fences and other hard lines, some of my images aren't ...
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What accuracy is needed for polar alignment when shooting time lapse of celestial objects?

I'm planning to shoot the solar eclipse coming up in August, and intend to use an astrophotography rotating mount to allow me to keep the camera aimed at the sun for the whole duration. Needless to ...
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Can I take a timelapse on a Gopro Hero 5? [closed]

Does the Gopro Hero 5 have a self timer?
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What is the difference between gopro hero 3 and hero 5 battery life?

I was hoping to upgrade from my hero 3 black to a hero 5. Which one has a better battery life while using the self-timer?
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Do I need an external timer for a long time-lapse with a Nikon D7100

I know how to take a time-lapse on my Nikon D7100, but if I want to take a time-lapse of, say 3,000 pictures at 1 frame per second, do I need an external timer?
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How do I take a time-lapse on a Nikon D7100?

How can I take a time-lapse of more than ten shots on my Nikon D7100?
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Automated time-lapse photo gear

I've been tasked (as the "techie" for a non-profit) with devising a system to take time-lapse photos of a house our foundation is building for charity. I have toyed with hooking up a raspberry pi ...
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Are there any cheap camera options for making timelapse videos?

I occasionally like to make timelapse videos, and until recently I was able to use my previous phone (a Samsung Galaxy S2), which produced quite satisfying results (such as this youtube video). But ...
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Sony Alpha a6000 Charging and battery life for timelapse?

I am considering buying a Sony Alpha a6000. One of the things I like to do is time-lapse, rather long ones, often several thousand pictures long. The specs of the camera say about 300 pics per battery,...
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Timelapse photography with Nikon D3200

Does anyone know if there exists an app that acts as an intervalometer for my Nikon D3200 because this DSLR does not have a timelapse feature?
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Can Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 produce timelapse video without plugins?

I know that one can buy the plugin LRTimelapse for use with Lightroom 6 in the production of timelapse videos; my question is, is it required to make timelapse videos with Lightroom 6?
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Is there an external intervalometer for Pentax cameras?

I would like to take HDR time lapse photos on my Pentax K-50. That means I want to take a set of three bracketed exposures, then another three exposures 10 seconds later, and so on. As far as I can ...
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Is It Possible To Achieve a Time Lapse Over Several Months Using a Canon 70D Without Leaving the Camera

Do you know if it is possible to achieve a time lapse effect using the Canon 70D by just going to the same location each day/week/month and then piecing all the photos together to create a time lapse ...
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What options are there for taking timelapse photos with a Canon PowerShot SX520 HS?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. It does not have an inbuilt feature to take a picture after a specified interval, infinite number of times... I went through this post, and I came across a ...
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How to correct HDR post-processing artifacts in a series of exposures

I have taken several series of frames that I intend to process into timelapse sequence. Some were taken using a smartphone camera in HDR mode. Due to the post-processing that happens in the device, ...
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How to align a stack of images for a timelapse with FOSS tools

I have taken several series of frames that I intend to process into timelapse sequence. When I simply ran StopMotion to process them into a movie sequence, I realized the image appeared jerky for two ...
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How do I turn off the LCD and EVF during timelapse on Olympus OM-D E-M1?

I want to save as much battery as possible. EVF consumes a lot of energy. Is there any way to disable both displays during timelapse shooting?
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Camera Set Up for Day/Night Timelapse [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up my camera for a day/night timelapse. What I've done so far is set up the camera with proper metering during a bright portion of the day, then left it running with an ...
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Why is Nikon D7000 unable to do two RAW shoots per second for a long time?

I wanted to do a timelapse video with more than one photo per second. Since the shortest interval available in interval timer shooting on the Nikon D7000 is one second, I decided to simply set the ...
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Why are built-in intervalometers limited to 999 shots?

At least Nikon and Fujifilm camera have this limitation, which can only get passed using an external intervalometer. Could there be a legal reason for it? Although the cameras' battery life when ...
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Is timelapse done in video mode poorer quality than stitching higher resolution pictures together on PC?

I was looking for a cheap way to do timelapse videos and unfortunately most cheap cameras don’t even have this feature built in. I managed to find the Pentax K-50 but it seems that the camera is ...