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Giant bright spot on right of image in all photos?

That's a lot of images... My best guess is that the leaf shutter is failing. I believe the G1X uses a 2 bladed leaf shutter that kind of scissors open, much like they used in their rangefinder film ...
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Giant bright spot on right of image in all photos?

2 Years of 1 photo every 1.5 minutes is about 700,000 shutter activations. I couldn't find any lifetime calculations for the G1X, but going by stats for DSLRs (and yes I know the G1X is mirrorless - ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 (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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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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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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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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How can I take an automated picture every day?

Many of the older Canon A series point & shoots can be highly controlled by use of a free software product called "CHDK" - Canon Hack Development Kit. The features provided add ...
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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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Options for Remote Time-lapse Macrophotography

For macro you can also add a close-up lens in front of the standard lens (usually using the filter thread) so that doesn't limit you to interchangeable lens cameras, good compact/superzoom cameras (...
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Is timelapse done in video mode poorer quality than stitching higher resolution pictures together on PC?

With the Pentax K-30, it will produce a series of still images if rather than going through video mode as the video you linked to describes, you select "interval shooting" in page 2 of the capture ...
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interval time on an intervalometer

You might need more than a two-second margin -- on some camera settings, internal noise reduction takes as long as the photo, so it might be 25 or more seconds between shots. Turn off preview, not so ...
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How do I align/stabilize images for a timelapse?

Using align_image_stack, there is no need to load all the images at once. The whole point is to remap the images to one target image, so if image nr. 1 is your anchor image you can just load that ...
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How do I align/stabilize images for a timelapse?

My two cents. 1) Take a look at blender to stabilize video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU8zqn091rM 2) Do shorter pices of video at a time. Try for example doing sequences of 30-45 frames. 3) ...
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Can you shoot a long-term timelapse by just remembering your settings and going back to the same spot?

However a friend of mine challenged me if it's possible to shoot on the same spot without a fixed camera with just remembering tripod settings and lenses, once a week for over a year and just stitch ...
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Why are built-in intervalometers limited to 999 shots?

Your assumption is incorrect. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 can shoot up to 9999 frames. It's 9999 instead of 999 simply because they chose to dedicate space for another digit. I doubt there is a ...
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What options are there for taking timelapse photos with a Canon PowerShot SX520 HS?

You may not need any extra hardware. Check out CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit). It appears to provide the facilities that you are looking for, supports the SX520HS, and the developers claim that it ...
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