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This weekly course covers the most common questions videographers encounter when shooting and editing with DSLR cameras, from choosing a frame size and frame rate to understanding moiré. Authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman will also help you understand the impacts of compression and the difference between cropped (or micro 4/3rds) and full-sized sensors in cameras, and much more. This continual FAQ guide is a handy way to find the answers to the questions that plague you the most.
So, Rich, we've got the Go Pro setup. >> Yep >> We've got a little extra battery power on here. So, we can go for a lengthy time lapse. But, the thing about the Go Pro is that it's controls and being able to manipulate those controls is a little difficult, right? We have a little tiny LCD screen here on the back. Or, maybe you've got the LCD back that you can put on. But, still, it's not very big, doesn't provide you a lot of control. And, especially, as we've talked about, you might be placing this in a weird location >> Yeah >> That's not really accessible. There's a much better option and that's the free Go Pro app. >> Yeah, and I've got it connected and if you checked out one of our earlier episodes, we walk you through how to set it all up.
What I want to talk about now specifically, are the settings that I'm going to choose to pull this time lapse off. So we'll start by going to Settings, easy enough. >> Yep. >> And we've got different modes, video, photo, high speed burst mode, remember it's really cool it can shoot high speed bursts, 60 frames over one or two seconds. >> Sure. >> But we want the timer mode. >> Okay. And with that checked we can go into Settings. >> Yep. >> And I could see what's happening here, and I'm going to take a look, down here at Time-Lapse. And so what I want to choose is essentially, the interval.
>> Right. And this is like a traditional intervalometer but of course we're doing this on the iPad. So we have choices from as, as fast as a half a second all the way up to a full minute between shots. >> Yeah. And it;s kind of difficult right now. The clouds are moving kind of brisk. >> Yeah >> I'm going to go with a one second interval. Which is going to still look really fluid. >> Sure. >> So I'll choose that. And I can go back to the settings. And that's all fine. And essentially we're just going to be doing it in a single frame shot. Evrything's fine. We've got our Our resolution. In this case I'm going to go with the maximum resolution of 12 megapixels wide.
>> Yep. >> I can always crop. It doesn't matter that I'm getting stuff in the shot that I don't want. >> Right. >> When we process this we'll crop the frame. >> Absolutely. >> because how many megapixels do you need for HD video? two? >> Yeah, it's 2.1 megapixels, exactly. >> So 12, that's going to give us six times zoom factor. Lots of flexibility, everything looks in pretty good there, so the other things that I might check is the Spot Meter and this one is important. If you turn that on what's going to happen? >> Well, the camera is going to actually sort of, automatically trying to be metering the scene in figuring out the best exposure, and uh,little eefy with time lapses.
Especially if you have a scene, where you have varying light conditions, like clouds going overhead or the time of day is changing from, you know, morning to sunrise. >> That sounds like the whole reason why I shoot time lapse. >> Well exactly. So in terms of having a time lapse, you have to experiment with it. I'm more a feeling of, hey, I can do a lot of those exposure changes that I need to do. Back in posts. As long as they're not, you know, totally severe. So, I generally turn it off. >> Alright, so we got that off. Everything looks fine. We got our settings all there. >> And, there's one more thing I should point out. >> Yeah. >> And, that's the Field of View.
That Field of View control is going to allow you to go from wide, medium or narrow. And, so, depending on what you're trying to frame up, you have a little bit more artistic control over that. >> And when we're shooting stills, our choices really are just medium and wide. But some people do choose to shoot time-lapse by just rolling video and cranking that afterwards. So absolutely, depending on if you're shooting the still method or the video method for time lapse, you choose the right one. Everything looks fine. I'll hit done, and at this point, we can choose done again. We see the shot, and, you know, we can make our adjustments. Of course, there is that slight lag.
And, so we are seeing that there. Lets just frame that up a little bit. Get a little more of the clouds and there is that stereotypical wide angle sort of tilt. >> Yeah, you get that little, sort of barrel going on there. And you know, >> That's easy to fix. We'll actually show you how to do that in post production. >> And to be honest with you Rich, I kind of, have kind of thought of it. >> You like it. >> Sort of the go pro look, you know what I'm saying, that you kind of get. That I think a lot of people have really kind of bought into, whether it be on the end of a surf board or on a helmet cam or something like this. It kind of, I kind of buy into that look. >> All right. So we'll just move that a little bit.
Get our shot. Looks like everything's all set. I see our interval up there. >> Yep. >> We got set for one second. Alright, would you like to do the honors? >> I would love to. >> All he's gotta do is push one button. >> There we go. Record. And actually, when I'm recording this The iPad app comes up and says, hey I'm busy. What does that mean? Well, I'm actually going ahead and you know, executing your request. I'm taking the pictures. And you can actually see on the camera itself, the little red flashing light there indicating that the camera is working for you. >> Yeah, everything is good. And at this point the best thing to do is to just walk away for a while.
And let it run. So, when this gets done shooting we're going to head back into the studio and show you how to post process these clips, using some your favorite apps.
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