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 Post subject: D600 Time Lapse
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:29 am 
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I've been reviewing a D600 over the last few days - here's a time lapse test.

It's a handy little feature to have in camera - nowhere near as reliable or creative as taking stills with an intervalometer and adjusting in Lightroom before processing as a movie clip, but it's advantageous in terms of storage space in camera if you're travelling.

I had a 3 stop ND and could only get to 1/60th at ISO100 and f16, but as a quick test this is quite successful:


http://philpage.zenfolio.com/p1056944733/e498b0580


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 Post subject: Re: D600 Time Lapse
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:25 pm 
Dubaiphil - Is that similar to the Pentax K30's Interval Movie function? It records JPEGs at 3-5-10-30-seconds, 1-5-10-30-60-minutes. Up to 999 images. Duration can be 12 seconds to 99 hours.

You can preset, then delay the start time - that's a 'clock' setting - 8:05am, so on.

If you record, say, 900 images, the camera turns those into an MJPEG (Motion JPEG) video, which at 30fps plays for 30-seconds, on any device that can play videos with the *.avi container. Max is only about 33-seconds.

For power, you can use the Li-Ion power pack, or 4 rechargeable AAs (I'm using Eneloops) in the optional holder. For longer periods you could use 4 x AA Lithiums instead - will probably double the working time (Eneloops do 800 shots, Lithium AAs, 1,600 shots.) Or as the manual advises, for long periods, the optional mains adapter.

Unfortunately, the camera can't turn the time-video into the H264/MOV it does its other video in - but you could convert them to H264 / Xvid4 / MPEG4 quite easily with Avidemux or other editor.

Interval Movie is on Page 132 of the K30 Manual.

Regards, Dave.


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 Post subject: Re: D600 Time Lapse
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:51 pm 
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That POV is fantastic. Seems like a great little feature. 8) (is that a dust-bunny, top left?) Cheers for the clip.

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 Post subject: Re: D600 Time Lapse
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:45 pm 
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oldCarlos wrote:
That POV is fantastic. Seems like a great little feature. 8) (is that a dust-bunny, top left?) Cheers for the clip.


That's the disadvantage of in camera Time Lapse. You cant run individual files through Lightroom to get rid of dust bunnies etc.

However, instead of 600 images for a 20 second clip, you only use up 50MB of card storage on a SD Card - handy if you're travelling...


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 Post subject: Re: D600 Time Lapse
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Cheers Phil.

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 Post subject: Re: D600 Time Lapse
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Great timelapse, looks really nice :)

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