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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: Once you know your delivery size, it's time to think about acquisition. What are you going to be shooting in the camera? The choices that you have in your camera are going to vary depending upon manufacturer, and the bigger choice is, if you're shooting RAW versus JPEG. But remember, most cameras offer different sizes of recording. For example, on a Canon camera, you can choose from different size RAW on a lot of them. Nikon doesn't tend to do that as much. Are you going to be shooting RAW and JPEG? I tend to shoot the largest frame possible, because I find that memory cards are pretty cheap. You can always go in to your camera and adjust the quality settings. So notice there as I step through, RAW versus Basic. Here RAW, or the different sizes, normal or fine quality, and in fact, using the other dial, I could chose from small, medium, or large. Now, generally speaking, that small, medium and large is only available when you are shooting.
In a JPEG or RAW plus JPEG format. The good news is is just about any DSLR, Micro 4 3rds or modern camera is going to hold up really well. You're going to shoot with the maximum image size that you have available. As such, make sure you have plenty of storage. You don't want to be in a situation where you're running out of card space, so having high capacity memory cards, is really going to come in handy. Use the maximum quality that your camera shoots. And I strongly encourage you to shoot RAW. Which, of course, will consume easily ten times more space on the card, but, that'll give you greater flexibility. Don't worry, we'll explore the raw versus jpeg argument in greater depth later. I just want to make sure that you take advantage of the maximum quality, your camera can record.
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