Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using an external intervalometer, part of Creating Time-Lapse Video.
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Rich: If you want to get the best results, you're probably going to pick up …an external intervalometer. And remember, this is matched precisely …to your camera. So, my Nikon camera requires a Nikon …intervalometer, and this is not necessarily the same connection depending …upon the Nikon camera. If that sounds confusing, try ordering …one of these. So, you might actually even have to pick …up the phone, and just talk to somebody at the camera store. …Say look, this is the camera I own, and I want an intervalometer. …The thing is, is that I often find that the cheap knockoff ones manufactured that …don't have the brand names. Tend to work even better, because they …come out quicker, and they just keep releasing them and not a big deal.…
Sometimes to cover my bases, I'll even order two or three different brands and …just experiment, and those two or three often cost less than the manufacturer's …remote release. Now, the benefit of the intervalometer is …that you connect it to the camera. And so as long as I line that cable up, I …
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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