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 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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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 ...
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Time-lapse photography with 360° in 30 minutes

I like traveling and I'm interested in making time-lapse video with GoPro camera. Most of the panning mounts make 360° in 60 minutes. Often I don't have that much time, specially when hiking and ...
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Does shooting at high ISO have a practical impact on battery life compared to exposure time?

I am shooting a nightlapse (RAW frames, Noise Reduction off) using my 6D with a few images every minute (I use Magic Lantern's intervalometer). My battery was in good condition and was close to full (...
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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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Does exists a dolly and/or a tilt/pan motor for action cam ?

I love doing time-lapse with my action camera. I'd like to add some motion on it: does exists dolly and / or pan/tilt motor for action camera ? Thanks
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Which compact camera supports time lapse photography natively?

I'm fascinated from time lapse photography. I've started using my DSLR but after a while, I start thinking that I don't want to "kill" my shutter. So I would like to buy a good compact camera, with ...
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Most economical camera for timelapse imagery

I am trying to take photos at about every 30 secs - 2 mins (Timelapse imagery for a dataset). I was using a canon t3i for this but after a few weeks, my shutter gave up. This is an on-going process ...
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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 can I do time lapse photography while shooting directly to a desktop?

I am looking to shoot a 24 hour timelapse, with a 1 minute interval between images. I would be aiming to do this directly onto my desktop computer, is there software or a script that would allow for ...
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Indoor timelapse photo

Have a big mess in a room and want to make a timelapse video of the room cleanup, watching the mess disappear and room getting cleaned. The mess is really big so it will take several X-hour sessions ...
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Can you shoot a long-term timelapse by just remembering your settings and going back to the same spot?

Time lapses are usually achieved by having a stationary camera and an intervalometer in a fixed position. However a friend of mine challenged me if it's possible to shoot on the same spot without a ...
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Photo, when zoomed to actual size look unsharp, “dotted” and noisy

I am video-maker. And I tried to make timelapse video, which mean that I took several thousands of photos to glue them into video. Every photo look something like this: The idea was to zoom parts of ...
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interval time on an intervalometer

i want to take about 399 images using a shutter speed of 25" set on Canon 7d using an intervalometer. should the interval setting on int be approx 27" and should i turn off preview? does delay on ...
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Does multiple day timelapse application for any camera exist?

I'm studying computer science and I'm looking for possible bachelor thesis topics. I was wondering if there is an application for making 24 hour or multiple day timelapses automatically, e.g. program ...
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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 ...
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Studio Time Lapse Photography

I'm looking to do a time lapse video of a studio a UV make up shoot I've got coming up. I want to shoot the set up then actual shoot. As its a UV shoot the lighting will either very low or on during ...
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Why does my Nikon D3300 sound like it has a fan going off inside?

I recently purchased a shutter timer remote to take time lapse videos. So I had my camera sit outside to take pictures of the night sky. When I came back to check on my camera it sounded like a fan ...
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How to create time-lapse video with unevenly spaced photos? [closed]

I have a bunch of pictures taken without an intervalometer that I'd like to assemble into a time lapse video. Is there a method of using the pictures' randomly spaced timestamps to space the frames ...
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Electronic shutter in timelapse video in Nikon D3300

I have searched there is no time lapse video option in Nikon D3300 and I found that we can take time lapse photo using intervalometer. However, with the intervalometer the photos are taken using ...
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Can video recording be used as an alternative to timelapse photography?

I'm a time lapse fan, I like it a lot. The only problem with time lapse is that it uses the shutter and stresses the camera. If I do one time lapse per week, suppose 500 photos per session, it would ...
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How to convert huge number of pictures to a short, 30 fps video? (combine frames)

I'm trying to make a timelapse video. I do have all the shots (6500) and would like to make a short 30 FPS video (max 30 seconds). 6500 shots at 30 FPS makes a 200 seconds video more or less. If I ...
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Time lapse Bangkok photography - Exposure?

On the first week of October I will be in Bangkok and would like to take time lapse pictures of the city's skyline, let's say every half an hour starting from an hour before sunset (which at that ...
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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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How can I reduce the storage space for unprocessed timelapses?

I have many JPEGs captured as part of different timelapses. I have all of them stored as they came from the camera, but it is starting to take up a lot of space. I want to keep the photos at their ...
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How should I make a timelapse of the sunrise on mountains?

I'm heading to Darjeeling, West Bengal, India which is famous for Tiger Hill, known for the first sun rays falling directly on Kanchanjunga. The reflection creates a beautiful landscape. I'm looking ...
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Why does my remote automatically trigger the self-timer on EOS60D?

I have purchased a Chinese remote control. While setting it to interval shooting for time-lapse, it automatically runs the self-timer for 2 seconds, which is unnecessary and eats up the battery. How ...
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How can I shoot a time-lapse using a Samsung point and shoot camera?

I have a samsung wb50f point and shoot digital camera. It has wifi remote triggering, but it takes only one image at a time. I want to shoot a time-lapse, which takes photos automatically at a set ...
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What is good protection for outside timelapse? (During rain/thunderstorm)

I've wanted to do some more timelapse shooting with my 60D, and be able to leave it running all day. My biggest issue here is now the weather with pop-up thunderstorms and heavy rains possible. Is ...