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 Post subject: Automated time lapse?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:34 pm 
I've seen quite a few videos of time lapses that are going into very many hours and I think to myself:
"They cannot be taking the shots for the full amount of time manually!"

So this leads me to believe that there must be a way to automate this process. Either through software or through the camera itself.

Can anyone shed any light onto this?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:52 pm 
I have seen equipment for this sort of thing, but the only equipment I've seen is very expensive (in the £1000s). I'm sure there are other ways of doing it, but I haven't seen any. This is something I'd be interested in as well, so if you find a way, please let me know!


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What you're looking for is something called an Intervalometer.

These can be programmed to automatically take shots at certain intervals.

They used to be specialist accessories, but these days the facility is offered in some PC remote control software packages and are even built-into some higher-end cameras.

For example, the Canon 40D and 450D / XSi come with remote control software as standard and the Nikon D300 has the facility built into the camera.

The third-party program DSLR Remote Pro also offers PC remote control of most canon DSLRs.

I'm not sure about the E-510, but I know the optional Olympus Studio 2 software can remote contreol the E-3.

Failing that, there's still the option to press the button yourself for every shot! I had to do that every minute 100 times for the timelapse in our Nikon D60 video!

Gordon


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:01 am 
The other thing I was thinking of, was for those of us that can use a wireless remote. I was thinking a cool thing to have would be some sort of pincher that you could set mechanically to press the remote button every minute or whatever.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:35 am 
just try and type " timer remote control " on ebay and you will find loads of of different camera type controls to do time lapse photography


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