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GoPro Camera Settings for Videos and Time-Lapse

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Testing the GoPro Video Camera Modes

The GoPro video camera has a lot of video modes and settings for shooting videos and time-lapse sequences, so how can anyone know which settings are correct? This was my dilemma, and it kept me from shooting anything because I didn’t know what settings to use. But, I said “screw this” and just went ahead and shot with whatever. By trial and error, I think I’ve figured out what works best. Here’s what I learned. Continue reading

Speeding Up a Normal Video to Simulate Time-Lapse

Speeding Up a Normal Video to Simulate Time-Lapse

This is a video of downtown Budapest that has been sped up to three times normal speed. To see the difference between it and the original, normal speed video, I included the normal speed video below also.

How I Made This Video – Speeding Up a Normal Video

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Another Still Image Time-Lapse – This Time Without Motion, Without Panolapse

Another Example: Sunset Time-Lapse – GoPro Still Image Conversion Method Using Only GoPro Studio

This is a time-lapse video of the sunset as taken from my front yard using my GoPro camera, same as the previous one [click here to see it], but this one I make without using Panolapse. I only used GoPro Studio. So, there is no motion shown. Which do you like better?

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The Still-Image Time-Lapse Video Production Method

An Example: Sunset Time-Lapse – GoPro Still Image Conversion Method Using Panolapse

This is a time-lapse video of the sunset as taken from my front yard using my GoPro camera. As it was a day to night transition, it was challenging to minimize the flicker and achieve the “Holy Grail” of time-lapse.

How I Made This Video

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The Video Time-Lapse or Hyper-Lapse Production Method

Driving Time-Lapse (a.k.a. Hyper-Lapse) – GoPro 4K Video Conversion Method

This is a time-lapse video of me driving from my garage into town (Williamston, MI) with a GoPro on my car roof. Click here to see a photo of my GoPro camera on the roof of my car. (This video looks really good at full screen and in HD, by the way.) It is sped up 21.978 times normal speed.

How I Made This Video – The Video Time-Lapse Video Production Method – An Alternative to Traditional Time-Lapse

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The Problem With Timelapse

There’s a problem with time-lapse movies that I see out there. It’s not that they’re not interesting or entertaining, but they cut from one clip to another quickly because time lapse photography compresses the time. I’d like to see a long, single subject, single scene timelapse movie that is over 5 minutes long and is entertaining enough to watch for that long. Bottom line – they’re too short, just like this post.

Using a Cable Release and Intervalometer with the Tripod

When doing time lapse work using a cable release or intervalometer (like the PClix XT) with my camera on my tripod, there is a simple thing I do to minimize vibrations that might blur my shots. I’m sure you’ve run into the problem before where even with mirror lockup on, you sometimes get some blur. Of course you don’t notice it until later because its nearly impossible to see on the camera’s built-in screen. Continue reading

Flashlights for Outdoor Photography

When out taking photos, every good photographer has a good flashlight with them. If you’re a time-lapse or night photographer, it is essential equipment and a red light in it is best for the eyes (not reviewed here). But every outdoor photographer has a need for a good flashlight during those “golden hours” before sunrise or after sunset when the best photos can be taken. And, as a safety item, it’s invaluable!

I’ve used a few different flashlights over the years, and have settled on the following ones as the best and brightest!

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Video: Time Lapse of Night Sky – My Second

Click to View“Time Lapse of Night Sky #2” is the second time lapse video I made, this time capturing a different view of the night sky with some different settings.

Like in my first attempt, in this video, I included all of the settings that I used to make this time lapse video. It is in the beginning of this video and you will have to pause it in order to read it through.

I wanted to give you an idea of the kind of set-up that was required and just how many shots went into the making of this very short and simple time lapse!

I am starting to get into making time lapse videos, and will post future attempts with settings and equipment that I’ve used.

Video: Time Lapse of Night Sky – My First

Click to ViewTime Lapse of Night Sky #1 is a time lapse video I made, capturing the night sky!

In the video, I included all of the settings that I used to make this time lapse video. It is in the beginning of this video and you will have to pause it in order to read it through.

I wanted to give you an idea of the kind of set-up that was required and just how many shots went into the making of this very short and simple time lapse!

I am starting to get into making time lapse videos, and will post future attempts with settings and equipment that I’ve used.

Photography Videos – Reviews and Comments

I’ve watched a few videos on photography.  Here are my reviews of what I’ve seen so far.

I’ve put a star rating by each, and a short comment also. Here’s what my star ratings mean:

  1. 1 star –   *—-, I didn’t like it. I’ve sold it used, returned it, or thrown it away.
  2. 2 stars – **—, It’s not that good.
  3. 3 stars – ***–, It’s o.k. Not great. I got something out of it. A small part of it is useful. I might keep it.
  4. 4 stars – ****-, It’s good. I liked it and got a lot out of it. I don’t refer to it too often though. It’s on my shelf.
  5. 5 stars – *****, It great! I like it and use it often, referring back to it from time to time. I get a lot out of it.

These are in no particular order.  Clicking on each title will take you directly to the video!

Updated February 2012. Here they are . . .

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Photography Books, e-Books, and Videos – Reviews and Comments

I’ve read several photography books and e-books, and some were good and some were not. Here are my reviews of most of the ones I’ve read. I’m updating this all of the time, so just because the post date here is old, the information in here is not!

I’ve set up individual posts for each type of media I’ve reviewed. Here are the links:

Review of Books

Review of e-Books

Review of Videos