My First Timelapse Movie
Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:34 AM
So I made my first attempt at making a timelapse movie of the night sky last night. I used my Canon T3i with the 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, operating at 18mm and f/3.5. Each exposure was 10 seconds at ISO 1600, with a 2 second pause in between frames. Total duration was two hours, which amounted to some 600 frames. Scene temperature was 3400K.
I think I need a better lens, perhaps the 17-55 f/2.8 that Canon puts out for crop sensors.
Any insight to improving the technique would be appreciated.
Here's the link to the movie (10 frames/second):
Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:57 AM
Next time you could check focus as it seems this was bit off.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:10 PM
I have a several movies at:
And some daytime:
These might give you some ideas on what you want to shoot. I also use Windows Movie Maker, it's pretty easy to use.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:15 PM
Thanks for the advice. Here is a reprocessed version at 60 frames per second. It flows much better now:
Yes well done. I would speed up the frame rate a little, and maybe reduce the # of frames by going f/4 800iso 20-25 sec frames.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:06 PM
Just remember that shutter has limited life. On average it is about 100,000 shots, but some cameras quit much sooner.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:47 PM
Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:19 PM