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#1 Joshua Dannais

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 11:33 PM

I have a NPR and I'm wondering if it is possible to do a timelapse. Like one frame a minute... if that's how it works?

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#2 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:45 AM

O nice question, I want to know to


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Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:47 AM

O nice question, I want to know to
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by the way... I saw the pics of your npr... really nice man. I bought mine for 900 bucks w/2 mags and the ang. zoom and viewfinder, regular 16 of course.
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#4 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:03 AM

900 bucks that a great price do you have pics of it ?
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:43 AM

900 bucks that a great price do you have pics of it ?



I know it seems like a cheesey price, but took it to Mr. Zorzoli of Optical Electro House in Culver (very nice guy) and he said it was good.

Here are some pics:

http://s92.photobuck...montboober/NPR/


But I'm still wondering about the timelapse possibility?
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#6 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 02:12 AM

Yeah me to,
but that npr for 900 bucks is a steal,
that's a great price,
and it even comes with an Angie finder?


I want to start an Eclair Website again since that guy from the NPR website totally retire or something , it could be really nice to see an army of people showing their cams on the web and their new inventions for it.


Anyhow
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#7 Joshua Dannais

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 12:26 AM

So has anybody ever used an NPR for a timelapse project?

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:42 AM

I asked george at optical electro house a while back
about doing stop motion/timelapse
on an ACL and he said you needed to make/have a special motor for it...
sounded like he might have one that he rents out,
or maybe he could make one for you ?

Edited by ishan vernallis, 11 July 2007 - 01:43 AM.

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 03:19 PM

I asked george at optical electro house a while back
about doing stop motion/timelapse
on an ACL and he said you needed to make/have a special motor for it...
sounded like he might have one that he rents out,
or maybe he could make one for you ?



Thanks, George is a really cool guy...I'll give him a call and ask.

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#10 Michael Nash

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 08:53 PM

Typically time-lapse requires an intervalometer (special motor), and a capping shutter (to prevent light leaks during the "off" period between frames). An NPR has either been modified for this or it hasn't; not sure it'd be worth doing the mod vs. finding another camera that's already been set up for time-lapse.
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 01:26 AM

Typically time-lapse requires an intervalometer (special motor), and a capping shutter (to prevent light leaks during the "off" period between frames). An NPR has either been modified for this or it hasn't; not sure it'd be worth doing the mod vs. finding another camera that's already been set up for time-lapse.



yeah might be more cost effective, I was just wondering since I just got the npr... timelapse would be nice to do, but I can do without it.
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:41 AM

It should be possible to build a timelaps-motor for npr. It has a 1:1 drive shaft, all you need is a motor that makes one round per trigger plus an interval-switch(trigger). Just make sure the motor sits tight in the rubberthing to avoid shift between body and motor. Maybe the motor should go slower than 24rounds/sec to avoid heavy acceleration and stopping, use variable shutter-angle to control shutterspeed.

Just an idea...

An easy and cheap way for 16mm-timelaps is to have a camera with single-frame option(like bolex, K3, etc) and find(build) an interval-trigger.
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#13 Joshua Dannais

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:21 AM

It should be possible to build a timelaps-motor for npr. It has a 1:1 drive shaft, all you need is a motor that makes one round per trigger plus an interval-switch(trigger). Just make sure the motor sits tight in the rubberthing to avoid shift between body and motor. Maybe the motor should go slower than 24rounds/sec to avoid heavy acceleration and stopping, use variable shutter-angle to control shutterspeed.

Just an idea...

An easy and cheap way for 16mm-timelaps is to have a camera with single-frame option(like bolex, K3, etc) and find(build) an interval-trigger.



I think that may be a better idea... plus they are much lighter and hand holdable in comparison to the NPR, which I still like though
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