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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, one of my favorite uses of the GoPro is actually one that we traditionally think of more for our traditional DSLR. >> Yeah. >> And that's time lapse, right? >> They're great. >> But the thing about a GoPro is that you can literally put it anywhere to get awesome time lapses, and therefore it's one of my favorite uses of the camera. >> Now, I'll actually bring this on most of my productions and what I'll do is, I'll take one or two of them and I'll set them up for behind the scene shots, when you want to promote your own company or the productions you're working on, but I've used this for real client work, intercutting the GoPro.
Time lapse footage with DSLR timers. >> Well the way I think about it is that the DSLR, because it's going to have a bigger sensor, you're going to be putting better quality glass on that. You know, that's perfect for the real high quality time lapses. >> Yeah. >> Whether they be stationary or you're using some sort of motorized head or something like that. The reason I love the GoPro is because you can literally put them in the craziest places. To do time lapses, I actually had a friend, that will go nameless because I don't want to get him into trouble. We were out in Vegas recently for a trip. >> Uh-huh. >> And he was putting GoPros, like we got on to the top of this building and he just left them there for like, two days recording with good battery packs, right? Crazy cool.
>> Yeah, and... >> No suggest >> Well there sometimes called crash cameras, because you are like, well if I lost it, it wouldn't be the end of the world. >> Right, tell me. >> So people treat them as disposable. So, we've set this one up for some simple time lapse shooting. You can mount this in lots of different ways. We had a whole episode, where we talked about mounting. But we've attached this just to a regular light stand. >> Yeah and this is a pretty simple setup. You might be wondering what this little, little pack is here. >> Yeah. >> Extra battery. Essentially you know the GoPros have a pretty good battery length, but if you're going to be doing time lapse of course, battery length and battery duration is one of your principle concerns.
Depending on how long you go. So what we've actually done is just gotten a traditional you know, iPhone iPad battery pack that you can find in a lot of different places, a lot of different capacities. Took a piece of gaffing tape here on this little this little light stand. Just plug it into the usb port, on the side of the GoPro, and now we have countless more hours of, of juice for the GoPro, so we can do a lengthier time lapse. >> And I can't recommend enough, get the frame case as opposed to the water proof case, that's going to leave the usb port exposed, so you can connect to everything.
So this is good, now you might be thinking, oh, what's the big deal, how you going to see what's happening? You're going to take advantage of the iPad app also available for Android or Windows phones. When we come back, we're going to walk you through how we set up the camera to shoot the time lapse.
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