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sergis blo
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2574 days ago
 
The first time I saw this great photograph I fell in love with it... Last weekend I tried something similar:

http://forum.photojojo.com/img/posted/img4755d34bb13d4.jpg?url=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2397/2078571915_80cc23d895.jpg

I took 13 photographs between 8:00am and 8:00pm. I don't have a trigger so I had to go out and point (no tripod either) and shoot.

Then I post-processed them using the GIMP, it was a bit difficult, and it took almost as much as taking the 13 pics, but I think the result is not bad... It can't compare with the original idea, but I'm decided to keep learning, and of course, improving.



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Willtastic
2572 days ago
 
Came out great, Sergis.  8pm-8am does seem like a big timeline though.  Maybe you should focus on just an evening sunset, like the OP did?  Still, great job smile


If you saw a man drowning and could either save him or photograph it, what kind of camera would you use?

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Matt Merce
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2568 days ago
 
I just got my timer/battery pack today. Can't wait to try it out - no doubt you'll see some photos from me using it!

I also just recently moved - thought it would be interesting to take pictures every hour for a few days but it was not here in time sad

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ben-s
2568 days ago
 
Great! Let us know how you get on with it.
I'll be really interested to see your results smile
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milapse
2559 days ago
 
Hey all,  now that your playing with timelapse... Take it to the next level with some cheap motion control... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni89TBOTCUA

Check out my timelapse experiments here : www.youtube.com/milapse

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ben-s
2559 days ago
 
Hey Milapse,
You're on DVXuser, aren't you?
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Matt Merce
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2558 days ago
 
Well then, this looks like great fun...

http://shop.telescope-warehouse.com/dis … egoryId=11

Why must there be so many little things like this out there? I need a bank loan and a few weeks off work to keep up with it all!

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ben-s
2557 days ago
 
Matt Mercer wrote:
I need a bank loan and a few weeks off work to keep up with it all!
Don't we all? wink
Have you seen BBC's planet earth? There are quite a few amazing motion controlled timelapse shots in there.
Ever since I saw it, I've wanted to try motion controlled timelapse work, but I haven't got round to it yet...
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sodoffmila
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2555 days ago
 
Milapse, you are a spamming arsehole. Every single time-lapse clip I've seen on the web (and that's quite a lot, I do this professionally) you've stuck your idiot nose in with "check out my timelapse!!" "check out my MOTION CONTROL!!". I (and others I know) have banned you, delete all your comments, etc.

For what it's worth: you really don't produce anything original, creative, new or to anything like a professional standard; and your fantastic MOTION CONTROL unit is a piece of crap.

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2555 days ago
 
i second that comment, sick to death of milapse spam, "check out MY motion control" blahblahblah. go spend some time shooting some worth while content, or making a motion control unit that actually syncs with a camera,  before trying to profit from selling "your" milapse telescope head motion control junk.

I bought one to check out the competition, and see if i could integrate it into my setup, its spent the last 4 months gathering dust in my attic, never mind. i've wasted more money on worse junk for my photography.

So quit spamming the time-lapse world, and start letting your work speak for itself.

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ben-s
2555 days ago
 
ollielarkin wrote:
...or making a motion control unit that actually syncs with a camera...
Hmmm... I didn't realise that the milapse system didn't sync to the camera. I've seen bits about it, but not really looked at it in detail before.
I imagine that it would play merry hell with long exposures, as it seems to be an ordinary motorised telescope mount with a bracket stuck on the end. sad
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jackspics
2550 days ago
 
The has been lots of talk about using an intervalometer, I don't know about other cameras, but my Canon 400D (Rebel XTi) came with bundled software which allowed you to control the camera with your PC/notebook, this control included timed interval exposures. Not ideal in all situations, agreed, but it may be a cheap way of giving time lapse a try without having to pay out for extra equipment.

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swa11ace
2546 days ago
 
Here's a timelapse I shot of a caterpiller - used a webcam and AVIEdit to do the capturing.  I didn't write down the capture settings but I've used AVIEdit for all my timelaspe - it's shareware and worth the $30 or so I spent on it.

http://www.revver.com/video/377626/caterpillar/

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charliem
2545 days ago
 
swa11ace, that's really cool, what period of time did you do it over?



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swa11ace
2545 days ago
 
Thanks - I think I had to video for a day to get this one segment - I probably had it set to 1 frame every 5 or 10 seconds.  I ordered the butterflys from http://insectlore.stores.yahoo.net/livbutkit.html

It's a webcam so the quality is not great, I wish I used my Canon and the software that came with it to capture the images, but there's always next time.

The nice thing about AVIEdit - and it will make an avi from a collection of jpgs - is that it saves the output as an avi, so it's one less step.

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milapse
2538 days ago
 
BenS - ya I like hanging at DVXuser.. great community!

Maybe chill out a bit... Brittish chaps... If you don't like it don't watch it...

My apologizes for trying to add a bit to the discussion and share my 'hobby'.  I'm just trying to help... If you don't need it that's fine. 

FYI - You don't need to integrate the camera with the motion control unit unless your doing really long exposures (10-20 seconds and up) but, there is a workaround to that... Slow the motion down to compensate.

The telescope head is not 'perfect' per say but it's far from a piece of junk for this application and extremely cheap.  Not sure what the problem is.. It just works for me so I thought I'd share it with others...

Again my apologies if you have trouble with people 'sharing'...

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milapse
2538 days ago
 
that's cool swa11ace!

FYI - if you want a free solution to creating movies from .jpg sequences there is a nice little app called 'photolapse' created by a cool Netherlander programmer .

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milapse
2537 days ago
 
BTW... I really like TMOphotos' work as well...  check it out: http://revver.com/u/TMOPHOTO/

Tom was one of the early adapters to using the Meade telescope head for timelapse... He does this stuff professionally so his work is is of a much higher caliber than my backyard experiments! ;-)

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kureinha
2444 days ago
 
I would like to see more posts of t-ls using the milapse system and also discussion of what it can and cannot do.  The two dudes above thrashed the milapse system (& Milapse spam) in an uncritical way.  It would be nice to learn about its strengths and weaknesses instead of simply thrashing the product.

I appreciate milapse's contribution.

I think that for some t-l projects it might work fine.  For example, if you're shooting something where you're having the head move ca. 30 degrees over 2-3hrs and taking 1 picture a minute during the day time, I suspect it will work fine.  IQ may suffer a little bit but it is likely that wind will create some blur in grasses, trees, etc. anyway.  It seems if the head is moving slow enough and the shots are during the day then it might work pretty well.  At night and if moving quickly then it will probably degrade IQ. 

So the setup runs about $130.  What does the competition look like???

Here are a bunch of links to products.  Some of these can sync to a camera and shoot, move, stop, shoot, move, stop, repeat to minimize blur.  Others might require cameras that can do t-l on their own or that they are tethered to controllers/computers.  Below, the Panomachine looks like the best deal.  I saw it posted on a forum as costing ~650Euros which is about half of the competition.  One product at the bottom came in close to the milapse setup in cost but I don't think that it will sync or move fluidly (e.g covering 30degrees in 3hrs).  Otherwise, it looks like a nice unit (at least its camera ready...).

http://www.peaceriverstudios.com/pixorb/index.html  ~$11,000

http://www.marc-kairies.de/english/MK_PanoMachine.html  1,135+ EUR

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/panorama/pa … elapse.htm ~650EUR

http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/internet/ … 7/f629.cfm
2,300 Swiss Francs

http://www.vrmag.org/vartist/VR_industr … _HEAD.html
1,995+ Euros


This one is affordable but I don't think that it will do t-l like the Milapse or other systems.  It is designed as a panorama head.
http://www.profeel.com/mtrpan.htm  $120-130

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ben-s
2444 days ago
 
Kureinha;
Thanks for the links, I'll check them out.
I'm sure the milapse system could be modified to stop and fire the camera.
I'd consider buying a milapse system to test and potentially modify, but IIRC shipping to the UK was either unavailable or stupidly expensive hmm
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