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Old 03-04-2012, 02:30 PM
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what's size images best for time lapse?

My son is thinking of doing a time lapse of conjunction setting this afternoon,what would be the best size of images setting to be used?

Also,would AV be better than manual set?,might be interesting from very early on,until it sets,as it quickly goes behind a tree and back out again.

Thanks for any advice,will let him use the 450D and 17-55 F 2.8

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Old 03-04-2012, 02:59 PM
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depends what you want to do with the footage afterwards, but unless you have plans to release a 4K cinema version, small JPGs are enough for timelapse video.

RAW or sRAW provide more processing capability (particularly managing white balance through twilight which can be tricky) but processing large RAW sequences is not really the challenge you want first night out.

if it's completely dark, then manual settings best. but if you're starting during twilight then manual will not last long from over-exposed one minute to very under-exposed ten minutes later. but with Av or any auto mode, you'll get flicker as the settings change. for that you need LR Timelapse and a spare week to figure it all out..

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:36 PM
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Thanks Phil,Might get him to start after it gets darker,and get him to look at some manual settings.
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depends what you want to do with the footage afterwards, but unless you have plans to release a 4K cinema version, small JPGs are enough for timelapse video.

RAW or sRAW provide more processing capability (particularly managing white balance through twilight which can be tricky) but processing large RAW sequences is not really the challenge you want first night out.

if it's completely dark, then manual settings best. but if you're starting during twilight then manual will not last long from over-exposed one minute to very under-exposed ten minutes later. but with Av or any auto mode, you'll get flicker as the settings change. for that you need LR Timelapse and a spare week to figure it all out..

Phil

Hey Phil.

I got this link to a site on the weekend that does an iphone app that does time lapse for various cameras including ramping and other features.

Sounds awesome. I can find the link if you are interested.

Greg.
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