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Learn how to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography. Join Rich Harrington in the field as he captures nature's patterns at Red Rock Canyon in southwestern Nevada, and shows how to frame your scene and choose the proper camera settings. He'll show you how to capture great images, whether you're using a DSLR camera and a motorized slider or just a smartphone you have handy. Then join him back in the studio to transform your still footage into a storytelling time-lapse video, using tools like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro.
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Rich: The next thing you need to keep in mind is your delivery frame rate. This is going to drive all sorts of factors. Remember, when it comes to video, we typically use frame rates ranging from 24 frames per second often being 23.976 or 23.98. Don't worry, we'll explore that on the post side of this title. Or frame rates like 29.97, 25 frames per second, typically used in broadcasting in PAL in NTSC countries. And of course we have frame rates like 60 frames per second, used in some HD formats or for HD delivery.
The general idea here, is you just have to know what you're making. Some of you might be thinking, can I just make that decision later or fix it in post? But your delivery frame rate is going to have a huge impact on your shooting frame rate. What we'll talk about a little bit later is the interval, how often you shoot each exposure. For example, with time-lapse we often shoot things like one frame a second or one frame every ten seconds. It all depends upon what you're trying to do in the end movie you're creating. You need to know that delivery format, so you can make the appropriate acquisition decision.
Are you shooting 24p, which might be a true 24p or 23.976? Are you delivering to European standards, at 25 frames per second? Are you delivering to U.S broadcast standards, at 29.97. Or maybe you're taking advantage of the 50 or 60 frames per second used by some HD formats. In any case, just make sure you know your delivery specs, so you can make the right decisions in the field.
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