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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How do I create a timelapse video from a collection of photographs in Linux?

I want to create a timelapse from a collection of pictures, under Ubuntu. I'd like to make HD videos, and ideally add a soundtrack.
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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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How does the GoPro camera perform for photography?

I've been looking into the GoPro HD Hero 960 as an option for more creative photography pursuits. Examples include high speed exterior car photography, rock climbing, skydiving, bicycle riding, ...
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How can timelapse sequences be shot without in-camera support?

How can timelapse sequences be shot without having in-camera support for it? Which third-party tools are recommended?
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How do I prevent condensation on a lens when outdoors?

I was attempting a time lapse the other evening, outdoors and after a warmish sunny day, with a fairly cool air temp. I set my camera up and set it clicking away and left it for about 3 hours. Most of ...
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What Windows software can assemble a sequence of photos into a timelapse? [closed]

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 bulb ramping?

What does the term bulb ramping refer to and what does it bring the world of time-lapse photography? It seems you need a specific type of intervalometer for bulb ramping. How do these differ from the ...
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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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What settings should I use for a timelapse of my wedding?

I'm planning to do a time lapse of my wedding from 9 am to midnight (I know that's a lot of photos) Thinking of doing one every 5 seconds to capture everything (space is not really an issue). I have ...
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What are good exposure and timing choices for time lapse photography?

I am shooting a time lapse and am doing some calculations beforehand to make sure I get everything right. I am shooting a road trip from the west coast to the east coast and am planning to compress ...
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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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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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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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How can I hold my face in the same place for a month long daily self-portrait?

I want to take a self-portrait every day over a period of a month. I want to turn these photos into an animation, so it is important that the face is in the exact same position on each shot (the ...
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What algorithm can be used for deflickering timelapse shots?

What are deflicker algorithms used to deflicker stills that should be composed to a timelapse movie? (Flickering caused by shutterspeed adjustments in sunset/sunrise shots...)
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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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Intervalometer for Nikon D3000

I have a wireless control for my shutter release, and it works great. An intervalometer or really any device that will release the shutter at stated intervals seems hard to find for the D3000. A guy ...
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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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Should I use Manual or (semi-)automatic mode for timelapse in changing light?

I'm planning a long road trip (east coast to west coast, about 45 hours of driving) and am thinking about shooting a time-lapse video of my drive. As I can expect the light levels to change pretty ...
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How do I align/stabilize images for a timelapse?

I've taken a picture of my yard every day for a while now, all from the same angle. I'd like to align them all and crop a bit off the edges so they are stable for a timelapse. Right now there are 450 ...
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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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Looking for camera control software (for Nikon DSLR) to shoot time lapse

What software is available that will let me control a camera from a computer, so I can shoot a lime lapse sequence? The camera is a Nikon D60. I am looking for freely available software. I am aware ...
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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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Are Intervalometers different for standard Time-Lapse and HDR Time-Lapse

I am a Nikon D90 user and fairly new to photography. I am considering purchasing a wired remote shutter release as intervalometer for taking time-lapses. However since I'm also a fan of HDR, it will ...
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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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How do I set up a webcam to take one picture each minute for 24 hours (time-lapse)?

I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but I don't know of a better place. I need to set up a webcam to take a photo every minute for 24 hours, so that it can be ...
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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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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 recommendation or suggestion about the software I could use (I'...
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Is there a way to use the Nikon D300's timer for more than 999 exposures?

I recently experimented with using the timer in my D300 for a longer car ride (the result can be seen here). That went fairly well, but one thing that bugged me was that the timer stopped taking ...
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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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Can I get a time-lapse camera for under $150?

I enjoy making time-lapse pictures with my Coolpix s550 and software. However, the shortest interval for the s550 is 30 seconds. I would like to know if there is a camera for under $150 that has ...
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Method to balance very minor exposure changes over time?

Has anyone found an application for correcting extremely minor exposure changes over the course of a time-lapse? These are like +/- up to 0.05 EV or so changes, and they're pretty random in sequence, ...
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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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When doing a manual timelapse, is it better to leave the camera on or turn it off between shots?

My DLSR has no timelapse automation function, therefore I'm planning to set my camera on tripod and shot photos remotely. Is it better for camera health and/or battery to keep the camera on for hours ...
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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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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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How to get fixed/consistent exposure for a series of shots using remote trigger?

A friend recently asked for my help to take a series of photos that he could use to create a time lapse effect. For context, it was of him preparing a cocktail for a talk he was giving. Couple of ...