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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: Okay, the shot is framed, I just need to adjust a few settings. I'm going to first take a look at the interval, and you'll notice that I can measure this in milliseconds, seconds, or minutes. So, for example I can say, go ahead and record with an interval of two. And this will record one frame every two seconds. Now, you could, of course, change that. I'll go ahead and click Set, and next, I can choose the overall quality. This particular application supports multiple resolutions up to 1080p. If you're only going to be posting to the web, you might choose one of the standard definition sizes to give you more record time, although I'm happy with the 720p. That's going to be good balance for both HD delivery and of course showing to the internet.
If I was trying to get a full production quality shot, I'd probably pump up to the 1080p. But I've got a lot of games and movies on my phone, so there's not that much space. So we'll go with the smaller size. Everything is all set, so I'll just tap to engage, and it's rolling. At this point, what's critical is don't touch the device. Just let it sit there and roll and start recording. Slowly walk away, try to minimize the vibration on the ground, and you can just let the camera roll, and it will keep going until you stop it.
And what you'll end up with is a ready to play, ready to share, time-lapse movie.
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