Sedona Time Lapse

Always found myself interested in time lapse imagery. The Netflix Original series House of Cards show intro brought back the ‘want’ to try to create some of my own. The short time lapse clips used were quite captivating! I had held back in the past because the techniques were too cumbersome and software was a bit of a PIA to manipulate to get some good results. For most cameras you had to have a separate timing gizmo (called an intervalometer if you need one) for a camera to capture your images and be able to program it properly.

Fast Forward to today

Like many things there have been some incredible changes happening in camera technology. Most of the newer Lumix cameras (and other brands and cell phones) have the time lapse capture built right in. You can easily program the camera to capture X number of images at X seconds for X number of captures. The camera will tell you the time the shooting will be completed. OK here’s the really wonderful part. The camera will even process the images into a finished time lapse giving you many choices of quality, size, number of frames per second and output format. This takes a lot of the hassle out of creating time lapses. Now you can use that as a finished file or take it to an editing program like Adobe Premiere Pro to add some more action.

Here’s the Time Lapse

Cloud Time Lapse captured 700+ images with one image every three seconds. Processed in camera at 24 frames per second.

Final Time Lapse Video Thoughts for Today

Used the Lumix GX8 with the 7-14mm f4 Vario lens. Couple of things to think about when setting up the capture. How often should you fire the frame? Subject matter and speed of moving objects need to be considered. Manual or Aperture Priority exposure? How many frames are needed? How long do you want the finished video to run. We’ll talk about these settings and processing in a day or two.

Come on back, Ya hear??

Yours in Creative Photography,     Bob