Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Memory card selection, part of Shooting a Time-Lapse Movie with the Camera in Motion.
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…With time lapse, memory cards become absolutely critical.…Of course the memory card is going to actually hold the images that you…capture, but choosing the right memory card is an important decision to make.…During time-lapse shooting, I'm going to be capturing a lot of raw files.…If you're going to go through all the effort to set…up a motion control rig, you're not going to rely on JPG.…Take advantage of the full quality that raw offers.…Of course, that's going to mean you need big cards.…I tend to favor getting the largest cards available.…
This could be a 64 or a 128, or 256 has even come onto the market.…It doesn't matter, just find large, high-capacity cards that you can afford.…This will give you longer shooting times.…Now, one of the other things that I find really important…as I select cards, is making sure that those cards are fast.…As you check the speed ratings on the card, look…for things like SDHC or SDXC when working with SD cards.…Or, some of the higher-class cards available for things like CompactFlash.…
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