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Astronomy => Astrophotography => Topic started by: Mike on Jan 24, 2012, 11:50:35

Title: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Mike on Jan 24, 2012, 11:50:35
This is the time-lapse video I did at DSC this weekend. Comprised of nearly 2000 individual stills and edited into a time-lapse movie. Make sure you change the settings to 1080p HD (if you're gfx card can cope) and also watch it in full screen so you can see it at its best. Hope you like it.

DSC TIMELAPSE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p43t93oYrN4)
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: MarkS on Jan 24, 2012, 12:02:41

Fantastic Mike!

That has come out really well.  The fish-eye gives an excellent field of view.
Was it all done on the camera's internal battery?

Mark
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Mike on Jan 24, 2012, 12:08:01
Yeah I had a battery grip attached too so it was running off two batteries. There was about 15% battery life left by the time i'd finished.
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Rocket Pooch on Jan 24, 2012, 12:28:47
Thats cool! what did you use to put it together....
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: JohnP on Jan 24, 2012, 12:31:04
That is *king brill - really like it - Its great the way you start to see stars peaking through the clouds etc. How were you doing the exposures...?

John
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Mike on Jan 24, 2012, 12:31:41
Chris - Premiere Pro to render each time-lapse sequence separately and then final editing in Final Cut Pro X.

John - The Nikon has a timelapse feature built in so I just set it to do 15 second exposures every 20 seconds. I moved it around the field a few times quickly in-between exposures to get different views.
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: The Thing on Jan 24, 2012, 13:13:53
Nice record Mike, especially like the polar rotation sequence.
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Mike on Jan 24, 2012, 13:28:51
...especially like the polar rotation sequence.

Yeah that is my favourite part. Next time I think I will leave it pointing at Polaris but with all the scopes in the foreground.
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: RobertM on Jan 24, 2012, 13:35:17
That's really come out well Mike, you must be well chuffed with that.  Like Duncan my favourite is the polar sequence but the rest is great too.

I'm looking forward to the next installment.

Robert

Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: mickw on Jan 24, 2012, 15:18:12
Excellent stuff Mike
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Mac on Jan 24, 2012, 15:38:14
very good,

The music reminds me of the early days of kraftwerk.

Mac
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Jim on Jan 24, 2012, 16:59:04
Brilliant! Thanks Mike
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: julian on Jan 24, 2012, 17:57:49
Very good Mike.  Have just watched it for the second time in full screen with music as I was in work the first time.
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Tony G on Jan 24, 2012, 20:21:34
Excellent capture, especially Orion.  :o

We want more! ;)

Tony G
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: doug on Jan 25, 2012, 08:56:52
Brilliant, Mike, very well done. That new camera of yours is something else, I can`t do anything like that with my SonyA380.... it ain`t got no video thingy on it.  Never mind; I will leave it to the professionals.

Great stuff.

Doug.
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Mike on Jan 25, 2012, 09:44:56
It wasn't a video Doug. It was nearly 2000 still images that I later processed into a video when I got home. If your camera has an intervalometer function or will allow external intervalometers to be connected then you could do something similar.
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: doug on Jan 25, 2012, 10:10:42
Understood Mike.  My mistake. :(

Doug.
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Les R on Feb 29, 2012, 19:40:50
Oooh..... Thats got me interested!

Just sent off for a couple of bits on ebay to have a go myself with my Canon 550D from Hong Kong.

 Timer (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140532181585?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_4358wt_1142)

 Power Adapter (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140647205808?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_1713wt_1154)

Just had a good session looking at plenty of time lapse stuff on youtube in Cities as well as the sky. Looks well worth having a bash. Always loved doing long exposure night stills in London..... I can see a trip coming on!
Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Mike on Feb 29, 2012, 21:36:14
Les, you could have saved yourself some money and simply used the Magic Lantern firmware. Which is free.

http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/550D

Title: Re: 10 Hour Time-lapse - Deep Sky Camp - 21st January 2012
Post by: Les R on Mar 01, 2012, 07:31:09
Les, you could have saved yourself some money and simply used the Magic Lantern firmware. Which is free.

http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/550D



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