Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Intervalometer selections, part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion.
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…When shooting time lapse, the last thing you want to do is this.…One, two, three push, one, two, three, push.…One, you're not going to be very even with your pushing.…You're going to have intervals that are not consistent.…Two, this gets really annoying.…And three, it adds vibrations to the camera.…So, you need an intervalometer.…Something to control the camera.…There's lots of choices out there.…For example, you can order a standard intervalometer.…
Every camera manufacturer has some of these that they make.…And, they're also available from third parties.…It might be called a remote shutter release.…Or in this case, a timer remote controller.…Lots of different names.…This could be used for a single shot release, or…the ability to program at an interval and run the camera.…Of course, many cameras have built in intervalometers.…For example, my Olympus camera here has a very useful…intervalometer built right into the camera in the standard menu system.…Same with my Nikon.…And if you're shooting on other camera systems, there might be firmware apps,…
In this course, author Rich Harrington is joined by time-lapse video expert Keith Kiska. Together, they explore the hardware, software, and creative decisions involved in creating moving time lapses, while on location in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rich and Keith detail the types of motion that you can add to a time-lapse video, from basic movement of the camera to left-to-right, sliding, and two- or three-axis movements with high-end, motorized rigs. They also demonstrate hardware add-ons in a variety of price ranges, and show the post-production techniques that yield the highest quality.
Interested in more time-lapse tutorials? Check out more here.
- The benefits and challenges of motion in time lapse
- Determining available light
- Selecting a camera, memory card, battery, and other gear
- Panning the head
- Using a slider
- Adding motion in post
- Adding three-axis motion
- Designing and shooting a hyperlapse shot
- Advanced post-production techniques