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How to place my camera on uneven surface to take time-lapse photos

The traditional cheap solution is a bag of beans.
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Has my idea for a time lapse technique been used before?

What you describe is similar to what astrophotographers call lucky imaging (or speckle imaging). The idea behind lucky imaging is to take several (hundreds, even thousands) of very short exposures and ...
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How to calculate the right interval for a timelapse on a boat

If you play the video at 30 frames/s, taking one picture/second is a 30x speedup. If your boat sails at 3mph, the time lapse at one picture/second will be a simulated 90mph. How much of a road can you ...
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How to align a stack of images for a timelapse with FOSS tools

Hugin has a tutorial on their website, which made for a good starting point. Tools needed: Hugin ImageMagick Bash shell Create a Hugin project Start Hugin and be sure to select Interface > ...
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When not to make a video from a timelapse series?

Taking sequences of periodic images, by their very nature of being periodic, is used to show changes in the scene over time. Time slice photographs. In particular, Dan Marker-Moore has created some ...
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How to place my camera on uneven surface to take time-lapse photos

Other options for uneven surfaces which I like a lot are these ones: Ballpod THE pod RiceQ (their online shop is pretty bad, if you need international shipping I'd suggest to use amazon.de)
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How to create awesome nature time lapses

I can't watch your videos at the moment, but if I got it correct they are timelapses of a plant growing while the environment doesn't change or changes very little. It gives the impression that the ...
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Is there any compact full-frame mirrorless camera?

I don't think you'll find what you're looking for, because: bigger things are bigger than small things. Full-frame cameras are bigger than APS-C cameras Medium format cameras are bigger than full-...
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Has my idea for a time lapse technique been used before?

Many time lapse cameras already do this, but on a shorter time scale. For example, GoPro mentions in TimeWarp documentation: For the best results, try speeds 10x and up when shooting footage that ...
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How to do 1 or more photos per second without jitter using a Canon 7D?

Several things could be going on. Based on the question as originally written you might have been experiencing buffer congestion. When the buffer is full the camera must wait until enough space has ...
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Why is Nikon D7000 unable to do two RAW shoots per second for a long time?

This kind of fast then slow performance (as you correctly guessed) will be because of the image buffer filling up. Using a faster card will help until you reach the limit of the camera's circuitry - ...
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Is it possible to do time lapse photography with a Canon 70D without using a laptop?

If you're asking how to take the images for a timelapse, what you're looking for is an intervalometer. And yes, there are several ways of achieving this, aside from a smartphone/tablet and the Canon ...
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Does shooting at high ISO have a practical impact on battery life compared to exposure time?

SImple answer: not to a measurable extent. Difficult answer: A high ISO-equivalent setting cranks the analog gain up. More gain requires more power per electron (or milliVolt if you prefer), but ...
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How (the heck) did NASA photographer Joel Kowsky take this amazing photograph of the International Space Station transiting the Sun?

I've actually done this myself. The first time I was not successful. The second time I was successful. Considerations There are a few things that go into this. Planning -- finding a transit near ...
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EOS time lapse problem: stops taking shots

With your comment noting that it works if you enter 999, I suspect that you are suffering the effects of poor user interface design. Sounds like the camera has an actual limit of 999, and UI doesn't ...
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Why are built-in intervalometers limited to 999 shots?

It's most likely to do with the additional complexities required surrounding counting 4 digits, and displaying 4 digits on LCD screens. A chip that counts to 999 and stops before 1000 is probably much ...
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Photo, when zoomed to actual size look unsharp, "dotted" and noisy

You need better, fuller spectrum light. And you need more of it. The issues you have with your images are due to poor lighting, under exposure, and the resulting high noise.
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Does shooting at high ISO have a practical impact on battery life compared to exposure time?

If you have noise reduction completely turned off then the effect of using a high ISO setting on battery life should be minimal. Most of the increased power demand of using high ISO settings is due ...
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Nikon D7200 time-lapse with mirror lockup?

No, there is no way to do this with your Nikon camera. Yes, this is frustrating. Part of the reason, perhaps the reason for not being able to leave the mirror up, has to do with the historical design ...
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How to stop 'flickering' in a timelapse created from a set of photo?

Everything should be set to manual, nothing should be automatic. What's happening is the camera is trying to compensate/adjust for each and every frame. Turn off any setting that would automatically ...
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Nikon P510, Is it possible to shoot an image while charging?

According to this: You charge the battery in the camera using a small square adapter with a folding plug that connects to the included USB cable. That means you can charge the battery from your ...
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Can I modify a Logitech C615 webcam for infinity focus?

I had the same issue/idea as you and decided to see if I could alter the camera to focus father away. After taking it apart, the four spokes don't appear to allow adjustment of the focus. They don't ...
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Method to balance very minor exposure changes over time?

In your case you are adding artificial lighting into the mix and that seems to be where the vast majority of the flickering is coming from. Some light sources powered by alternating current can vary ...
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How to get fixed/consistent exposure for a series of shots using remote trigger?

From what you write I have three suggestions to make more consistent photos Set white balance to some value, this will help you to mitigate colour casts Set focus to manual and focus to particular ...
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Is It Possible To Achieve a Time Lapse Over Several Months Using a Canon 70D Without Leaving the Camera

Yes, it is possible. The ideal case would be if it was visible from your home so that you can leave a tripod stationary and just attach the camera when you need to. If the construction site is ...
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How much time to get a 30 second time-lapse video on 30fps on 2 second intervals

30 frames per second for 30 seconds gives a need for 900 frames (30 * 30). Taking 2 seconds for each frame gives 1800 seconds (900 * 2) or 30 minutes (1800 / 60). You might have to add extra time ...
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Are there intervalometers capable of powering off my Canon DSLR between shots for a multiple-day timelapse?

This could not be necessary, since my experience with a Rebel XSi is that it goes to sleep automatically and doesn't draw much power in this state, I once awoke it after at least two weeks of sleep ...
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How can I do continous shooting at 10 second intervals on my CoolPix p900?

According to the Nikon Coolpix D900 user manual, there are only 2 ways to capture a timelapse with the Coolpix P900 : using the Timelapse Movie capture or the Interval Timer. Timelapse Movie The P900 ...
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Is it possible to get an interval precise up to 2 decimal places using a (software) intervalometer?

What you want to do should actually be possible. First of all, you'll want to download the Canon SDK (Software Development Kit) from http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/...
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