Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Why shoot with a still camera, part of Creating Time-Lapse Video.
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Rich: A question a lot of folks ask when they first come to Time-lapse video, or …your clients may be wondering is, if you're making video, why aren't you using …a video camera? Well, the thing is, is that when it comes …to Time-lapse, you want to take advantage of the benefits of shooting stills. …Remember, a video file really is just a bunch of sequential images, strung together. …And because of a concept called persistence of vision, when your brain …sees those images playing back, it detects motion. …Now, that motion looks really cool when it's Time-lapse, and you could do that …with a video camera. The challenge is, is that video cameras …are very low resolution, and they have things like fixed shutter speeds.…
This makes it difficult to often get a proper exposure or to do artistic things, …like streaking clouds or elongated light tails on the back of a car. …Time-lapse, let's you take all the advantages of still camera shooting and …apply them to the creation of a video file. …So, you can use all the advance features, the ability to shoot and incredible high …
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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