Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video
Illustration by

Power-management strategies


From:

Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video

with Richard Harrington

Video: Power-management strategies

Okay, let's talk about power management, which is going to be one of our greatest challenges in a moving vehicle. First off, we have three things to power here today besides the behind the scenes video cameras. I've got my micro four thirds camera here, maybe your DSLR, your pro body, and this is connected. And, one of the things I've made sure of, is that I can access the power door here easily. So, it's not obscured. So, with a quick flick here, there's the battery door, and I could pop that out, and put in new batteries, and, so I"m ready.

Start your free trial now, and begin learning software, business and creative skills—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.

Start Your Free Trial Now
please wait ...
Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video | Course Tutorial
1h 33m Intermediate Mar 28, 2014

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

Hyperlapse = time lapse + camera movement. You can get the effect by moving your tripod manually or along a track, but shooting hyperlapse from a moving vehicle is the one guaranteed way to get really dramatic time-lapse footage. And it doesn't take a lot of gear. In this course, Rich Harrington introduces the equipment you need and the techniques you should use to capture great hyperlapse sequences, as he travels around the Nevada desert during the day and captures the bright lights/big city of Vegas at night. When he returns to the studio, he shares his post-processing tips in Adobe Camera Raw, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

This course was created and produced by RHED Pixel. We're honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Choosing the right camera for hyperlapse video
  • Mounting your camera
  • Stabilizing shots
  • Programming the camera
  • Capturing shots
  • Post-processing, assembling, and color grading footage
Subjects:
Photography Video
Author:
Richard Harrington

Power-management strategies

Okay, let's talk about power management, which is going to be one of our greatest challenges in a moving vehicle. First off, we have three things to power here today besides the behind the scenes video cameras. I've got my micro four thirds camera here, maybe your DSLR, your pro body, and this is connected. And, one of the things I've made sure of, is that I can access the power door here easily. So, it's not obscured. So, with a quick flick here, there's the battery door, and I could pop that out, and put in new batteries, and, so I"m ready.

I got all those batteries right here, up in the cup holder. Now, I could get another power adapter to run with this, but when shooting time lapse, I'm going to be able to go for quite some time before I run out of battery power. So, I feel pretty good. On the other hand, the Go Pro is not known for it's battery life with a small camera battery. You'll notice I've used the Go Pro frame, making it easier to leave the ports exposed. Going to a USB cable and up over my head here, I'm just running to a long tether tools cable, which is basically an extender.

And, in the backseat I've got a USB battery charger. It's basically a large portable battery designed to recharge cell phones several times, and it's going to let that Go Pro run all day long. Now, I'm using a solution here to control the camera with my phone. So, I've got Trigger Trap loaded on my phone with the cable. This has a very cool specialized time lapse function that's a distance lapse, which we'll talk about more a little bit later. But, one of the things is, is to use this, it has to use the phone's GPS, and those of you that have a smartphone know that, you turn on GPS, it just sucks the battery dry.

So, I'm connected right to the car's cigarette adapter. And I've got the phone in a little cradle here to make it easy to keep, and that just keeps it right in my line of sight. Everything's connected. I've got what I need, and this should work pretty well. We've got constant power available, and I've got easy accessibility. This particular battery, just about dead. So, no big deal. Drop that out. Take a clean battery, and we'll just load that in. There we go, full bars. Now, to not get myself confused, I'm going to take that old battery, toss it in the glove department box.

Now later, I've got some chargers in the back. We set up some chargers before we took off. So, we were all ready to recharge everything. And so, when we get to a stopping point, we stop for some gas, I'll slap those on the chargers in the trunk, which are running off of an inverter. So, the cameras have power. The Go Pro has power. The behind the scenes guys have power. And if I need it for myself, since I'm not going to be moving too much today, I've got energy drinks stored in the side compartment here. So, I have power theoretically, too.

So, let's just keep everything rolling. We'll start to do our test shots here. I'm going to fiddle for a bit, and when I get everything figured out, I'll walk you through how we configure the camera settings.

There are currently no FAQs about Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

* Estimated file size

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your lynda.com subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.