Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Memory card selection, part of Creating Time-Lapse Video.
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Rich: Shooting Time-lapse, burns through these memory cards. …And you're going to need plenty of capacity in order to shoot for extended …periods of time. Couple things to consider, get big cards. …You're going to need those cards with high capacity. …I've got 32 gigs going back here, but I actually have 120 gigabyte cards in my wallet. …So, I can set up a long shot. They even make 256 gigabyte cards, they …just keep getting bigger and bigger. Now, with those come a premium, because …they really high capacity cards are going to be a bit more expensive.…
So, that's why most of my cards are 32 or 64 gigs, which is currently the sweet spot. …But you will see prices continue to fall. Now remember, not all cards are equal. …If you're shooting an interval of say one shot every 5 seconds in RAW, no big deal, …you can go ahead and use a slower card. But you want to go ahead and push that …out in a high speed RAW sequence, one RAW file every second, you better have a high …speed card. 600x even higher potentially.…
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- What is time-lapse photography?
- Why shoot with a still camera?
- Choosing a frame size and frame rate
- Using an internal or external intervalometer
- Selecting a memory card
- Tracking the sun's position
- Deciding how long to shoot
- Using a slider
- Shooting time lapse on a smartphone or tablet
- Removing noise and spots with Adobe Camera Raw
- Importing the image sequence
- Refining the duration and frame rate
- Blending frames
- Creating variable speed effects
- Exporting your sequence