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Time lapse w/o transitions or jumpcuts...how?


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#1 Karandeep Singh

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:42 PM

Hi - I want to squeeze 2-3 hrs of real time into 3 mins of reel time without using any transitions or jump cuts. Could you please give tips/advice on ur experience on what all way this can be achieved?

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#2 Walter Graff

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:50 PM

Time lapse or speed the you footage you shoot during that time up so it passes by in three minutes.
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#3 Andrew Koch

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:27 PM

Karan, you need to change your screen name to your full First and Last name. Go to "my controls" and change your screenname. This is a requirement of this forum
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#4 Jim Keller

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:36 PM

One great way to do time lapse is with a still camera. To get 3 hours of time down to 3 minutes, simply fire the shutter (preferably on a cable release to minimize camera shake) every 60 seconds. Then import all the stills as an image sequence into your editing software. That way you don't have any jumps where you had to change tape/reels in the middle. (Obviously, this is easier with a digital camera, as roll changes can seriously mess you up, and scanning over 4000 pictures would be a pain to say the least.)

Also, if you're shooting on film, there are motion picture cameras available that can accept a cable release and fire one frame at a time. Again, since you're only shooting the frames you're going to use, you don't need to worry about jumps during the reel changes.
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