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#1 Michael B McGee

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:55 PM

can someone send me or post a link to a timelapse calculator? i tried Googleing for it. no luck.

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#2 Edgar Dubrovskiy

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:34 PM

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&cli...nG=Search\

3rd link and last link.
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#3 David Rakoczy

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:38 PM

It is called a Steele Chart. If you are working in Film, print this out and laminate it. Here is the link:


Steele Chart
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#4 Michael B McGee

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:38 PM

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&cli...nG=Search\

3rd link and last link.


i had no luck with either of those sites. thanks anyways.
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#5 Edgar Dubrovskiy

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:41 PM

i had no luck with either of those sites. thanks anyways.

???

http://www.martweiss..._timecalc.shtml
and
http://mta.montana.e...voiedocs/TL.pdf
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#6 Michael B McGee

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 03:04 AM

???

http://www.martweiss..._timecalc.shtml
and
http://mta.montana.e...voiedocs/TL.pdf


thanks for your efforts, but that Camerad site doesn't allow me to download a calculator and i already have a chart. i just would like a calculator where i can punch some numbers into.
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#7 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 03:53 AM

It is called a Steele Chart. If you are working in Film, print this out and laminate it. Here is the link:


Steele Chart



Thanks for the chart.. seems the easiest to use than the other two.... nice one... :lol:
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#8 Hunter Hampton

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 03:59 AM

I just do this and break it down to seconds of playback, you don't need a special calculator:


FRAME INTERVAL (in seconds) x PLAYBACK FRAMERATE (i.e. 24fps) = REAL TIME SECONDS = 1 second of playback


Sounds weird but here is an example:

1 frame @ 8 second interval x 24fps at playback = 192 seconds of real time (3.2 minutes) = 1 second


So at 8 second intervals per frame with a playback frame rate of 24fps, its going to take me 3.2 minutes to get one second of footage.
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#9 David Rakoczy

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:38 AM

..or just use the Steele Chart as every other DP, who specializes in Time Lapse Photography, has done for years and years... the bottom tells you how simple it is ;)
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#10 Edgar Dubrovskiy

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:45 AM

thanks for your efforts, but that Camerad site doesn't allow me to download a calculator and i already have a chart. i just would like a calculator where i can punch some numbers into.


Ah, ok. I thought you meant a chart.
No worries.
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#11 Michael B McGee

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:46 PM

..or just use the Steele Chart as every other DP, who specializes in Time Lapse Photography, has done for years and years... the bottom tells you how simple it is ;)


should i not use a depth of field program just because there's a chart for it? maybe i shouldn't be using my computer to write this. i'll send you a letter in the mail or a telegram.
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#12 David Rakoczy

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:09 PM

Now I am sorry I offered to help you. Your name has been noted for the future ;)
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#13 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:30 PM

Now I am sorry I offered to help you. Your name has been noted for the future ;)


No good deed goes unpunished?? D'OH!!
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#14 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:41 PM

It's all well and good to make something.. hell use excel if you have it, the formula is there for you... but it's more important, perhaps, to have it as a chart, in your bag on set, or in your wallet for those times when you have a camera and no computer....
I doubt Reggio brought an Apple IIe with him on the "sets" of Koyaanisqatsi. I think that's all that's being noted by the people here.
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#15 Ira Ratner

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:58 PM

Hey, that Steele chart is great. I just wish I could VISUALIZE what the different formulas ultimately look like.
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#16 David Rakoczy

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 03:16 PM

Thanks Ira,

The Steele Chart is the de-facto Time Lapse Conversion Chart. Oddly enough, it isn't good enough for some cocky newbies... but this is the risk we take when we let people in who have no resume and are not pre-qualified. We can only take names and ignore their pleas for help later. Lack of gratitude and a general lack of overall appreciation is the the downfall of many up and comers... who later... still find themselves as wannabes.

I have a copy (of the Steele Chart) laminated and use it on every Time Lapse job I do... will be using it three days next week shooting Time Lapse. It is indispensable to my Norris Intervalometer and Capping Shutter kit!

As far as getting a 'feel' for what the motion will look like, well, that takes time and experience. The best line I read on this is.. "go shoot a bunch of Time Lapse.. maybe one will work"... :blink: .... that is so true!

Glad you and Robin appreciated it. Go shoot some!
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#17 K Borowski

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:10 PM

David, ever see the SNL skit about Macintoshes being about things you can do on your Mac? This reminds me of that. . .
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#18 David Rakoczy

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:12 PM

It has been one of those days.. here and on the 330K feature thread... who ARE these people??... where do they COME from? :blink:
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#19 Hunter Hampton

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:17 PM

..or just use the Steele Chart as every other DP, who specializes in Time Lapse Photography, has done for years and years... the bottom tells you how simple it is ;)


Right- or you could just use a Steele chart! But it is good to know the math so you can do things with out charts if needed. I'm going to print that chart out though, thanks for the link David.
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#20 Michael B McGee

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:58 PM

Thanks Ira,

The Steele Chart is the de-facto Time Lapse Conversion Chart. Oddly enough, it isn't good enough for some cocky newbies... but this is the risk we take when we let people in who have no resume and are not pre-qualified. We can only take names and ignore their pleas for help later. Lack of gratitude and a general lack of overall appreciation is the the downfall of many up and comers... who later... still find themselves as wannabes.

I have a copy (of the Steele Chart) laminated and use it on every Time Lapse job I do... will be using it three days next week shooting Time Lapse. It is indispensable to my Norris Intervalometer and Capping Shutter kit!

As far as getting a 'feel' for what the motion will look like, well, that takes time and experience. The best line I read on this is.. "go shoot a bunch of Time Lapse.. maybe one will work"... :blink: .... that is so true!

Glad you and Robin appreciated it. Go shoot some!



Easy there Bubby Boy. i don't see the ASC after your name. so chill out. i'm always grateful for help. maybe you overlooked that part of my posts. i'm aware of the chart. i ASKED for a calculator. if someone asks you for a applebox, would you bring them a C-stand? i doubt it. your original comment was just as rude as anything i've said. "DP's have been using it for years". well, DPs have been using film for over a hundred years. does that mean i shouldn't embrace HD then? this is ridiculous. sorry for offending you mr. rakoczy. have a beautiful career in florida.
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