Author Topic: A little festive calculation for you!!  (Read 2328 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Albert Ross

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 341
  • Gender: Male
  • Board Member
A little festive calculation for you!!
« on: December 17, 2015, 08:42:57 PM »
Tomorrow my wife will be decorating our fire place for Christmas and it will look similar to what we had a couple of years ago, see image.

I thought it would be fun to video her doing it using timelapse. She says it will take around two hours to complete. I can set the camcorder up to take a frame every 1, 10, 30, 60 or 120 seconds. I think that a 5 minute video would be a reasonable time for viewers to watch it without getting bored.

Over a 120 minute period there would be 120 X 60 X 25 = 180000 frames shot.
Over a 5 minute period there would be 5 X 60 X 25 = 7500 frames to shoot.

How best to set the camera?
 

Offline Alfred

  • Administrator
  • Immortal
  • *****
  • Posts: Overload!!
  • Gender: Male
  • Board Administrator
Re: A little festive calculation for you!!
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 09:28:35 PM »
Over a 120 minute period there would be 120 X 60 X 25 = 180000 frames shot.
That's a red herring, Albert, because you aren't going to shoot at 25 fps for two hours.

Over a 5 minute period there would be 5 X 60 X 25 = 7500 frames to shoot.

How best to set the camera?
For 5 × 60 × 25 = 7500 frames over 120 × 60 = 7200 seconds, you would need slightly more than one frame per second. However, the 120 minutes is only an estimate: it might be 125 minutes = 7500 seconds, for which you would need exactly 1 fps.
La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien à ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien à enlever.
(Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.)
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)
 

Offline Albert Ross

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 341
  • Gender: Male
  • Board Member
Re: A little festive calculation for you!!
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 09:39:56 PM »
Thanks Alfred, I knew I could rely on you.  (thu)

It has to be an approximation for obvious reasons, having thought about it since I posted I had reached the same conclusion, that is with a little help from a calculator. No idea how it will turn out, I hope it will be worth showing family and friends over Christmas over the mice pies, which I personally loath - nice bit of stollen for me, yummy.   :P

Just on a point of order, should this have been posted in the 'Video Design' section as it is not really about MoviePlus?
« Last Edit: December 17, 2015, 09:46:31 PM by Albert Ross »
 

Offline Willabong

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 264
  • Gender: Male
  • Board Member
Re: A little festive calculation for you!!
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 11:48:40 PM »
The Cat will love them ..... The mice pies that is? ;)
 

iceCold

  • Guest
Re: A little festive calculation for you!!
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 07:59:38 AM »
Think you have to find the balance, and the use of good software, good example is GoPro-Studio. Dunno if it can handle other imports then from a Gopro but the program is free, something I would try. I guess it will work because it imports jpg files. Just import the map and with a few clicks the timelapse is ready. With software you can also set the speed of the timelapse if you think it can go a bit faster of slower.

Making a timelapse with a expensive digital fotocamera is something what I not recommend, you have got about 2000 clicks added to your expensive camera for only one timelapse. The Gopros are small action cameras, made for that. Because the lens is a bit fisheye you get the feeling to be more in the action. Shooting a normal timelapse (non action) there is no need for fish eye. Any camera will do fine.

1 second
Moving traffic
Fast moving clouds
Drivelapses

1- 3 seconds
Sunsets
Sunrises
Slower moving clouds
Crowds
Moon and sun near horizon

15 – 30 seconds
Moving shadows
Sun across sky
Stars > 30 seconds

Longer
Fast growing plants
Construction projects


Link Gopro Studio:
http://shop.gopro.com/softwareandapp/gopro-studio/GoPro-Studio.html#/start=1
 

Offline Alfred

  • Administrator
  • Immortal
  • *****
  • Posts: Overload!!
  • Gender: Male
  • Board Administrator
Re: A little festive calculation for you!!
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015, 09:24:23 AM »
Just import the map and with a few clicks the timelapse is ready.
What map, Rob? Did you perhaps mean (the files contained in) the folder?
La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien à ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien à enlever.
(Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.)
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)
 

Offline Ali

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 195
  • Gender: Female
  • User of PagePlus & WebPlus, MS Excel Ninja
    • Ali's Website
Re: A little festive calculation for you!!
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2015, 09:37:48 AM »
Just import the map and with a few clicks the timelapse is ready.
What map, Rob? Did you perhaps mean (the files contained in) the folder?

The German for folder is "Mappe", so I would guess it's similar in Dutch. Cover blown if IceCold aka Rob aka Robbie aka Cappy wanted to remain anonymous!!!  ;D

iceCold

  • Guest
Re: A little festive calculation for you!!
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2015, 11:06:41 AM »
Think you missed some posts, made that quite clear.

Can we go ontopic again ?

Yes, Alfred you are correct 😬
 

Offline Ali

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 195
  • Gender: Female
  • User of PagePlus & WebPlus, MS Excel Ninja
    • Ali's Website
Re: A little festive calculation for you!!
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2015, 11:21:20 AM »
Think you missed some posts, made that quite clear.

Can we go ontopic again ?

Yes, Alfred you are correct 😬

Oh, dear! Someone's lost their sense of humour.  :-\

iceCold

  • Guest
Re: A little festive calculation for you!!
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2015, 12:32:08 PM »
Made this this morning, we have some rats in our tanker branche...

[youtube]https://youtu.be/hBcQsSUsFOU[/youtube]

Why ? We have some fellow captains who feel the need of taking photos of other people when they think rules are not followed, even when there is no need for at that moment.They think this will help them to get more work. What is better then face them on a community page with over 400 people working in the same branche ?

« Last Edit: December 19, 2015, 04:22:21 PM by Mick »