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« on: December 09, 2012, 21:59 »
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hi all,

what is the fps u used for your timelapse video from still images? thanks.


« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 22:28 »
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30fps.

« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 23:55 »
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Really depends on the speed of movement in your subject. I tend to shoot most stuff at higher frame rates (1fps or 1fp2s) since its easy to increase the speed in post if needed. Sometimes its nice to have the ability to adjust and determine what looks best. Also some subjects are unpredictable and you may end up using only a portion of the shot. If you are doing stuff that takes hours to happen a high fps is not the best plan of course.

« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 00:03 »
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If you are actually trying to find out how many images to shoot within a give interval then that is totally up to you.

I shot from 1f p1s to 1fp 2mins. Does this help you?

RacePhoto

« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 00:47 »
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I've done different things, seems that for clouds if it's not windy, one frame every 5 seconds gives nice motion. Also if you want to accent the animation effect, you can compile at 12 or 15fps. Not as smooth.

BUT - you will need to open that file and save at 30fps (which won't change the speed or anything) because the agencies will reject anything that's not 25 or 30fps. (at least that was my experience with IS, SS and Pond5?)

In the end, the files must be 30fps, after that, it's up to you to do what you want. I did a car on the highway at 1fps, it's probably not fast enough. Going 60 my car would be traveling at 88 feet per second. I'd prefer 2 fps, and maybe faster. My camera won't go that fast.

For nature, you don't need speed. Everything is much more peaceful and calm.  :)
« Last Edit: December 10, 2012, 12:09 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 00:52 »
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what i try to ask is the frame rate of video... not the interval time of each timelapse shot.

it seems in US market most video are in 30 fps? but others are 25 fps?

Is the fps an easy thing to convert?


RacePhoto

« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 01:08 »
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what i try to ask is the frame rate of video... not the interval time of each timelapse shot.

it seems in US market most video are in 30 fps? but others are 25 fps?

Is the fps an easy thing to convert?


I'm a bottom feeder with the software I use, and it's as easy as open the file, set the frame rate and save it. Done! I'm using MPEG stream clip (which is not only free, it does much more than MPEG files.) Rendering of stills to animation or video I use photolapse. Trust me, there are problems with file size and image size, memory and all kinds of things.

Hope that helps?

I'm sure people who do the serious work, which is also pretty and they use bulb ramping, have "real" software and Macs or something with fast processors and large memory capacity. I'm still using XP and the limit is 3GB, no matter how much you load into the computer.

My animations are for sport, I have no great expectations of the results. They do get better when I take notes and adjust things. That's a hint for anyone who want to do this. Get a notebook and start saving settings and field notes.

Here's an example. Christmas parade, shot 1fps (gopro) rendered at 30fps. Whole parade is in 28 seconds.  :)

Flippin-AR-parade-2012.mov


My Brother is in the white pickup with the calliope on the back, with my Sister tossing candy out the right side. (which of course no one can tell because it goes past so fast) I'll add the real video later. I had the GoPro clampmounted, a Canon A1200 P&S on a tripod and a hand held T2i DSLR.

« Last Edit: December 10, 2012, 12:15 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2012, 03:31 »
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I usually do 25 frames, the buyer can adjust it quite easy. I found 30 frames quite too much as i needed to shoot more photos for 5 frames more per second.

« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012, 03:51 »
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25fps is the European standard, PAL.  I usually use that for the UK landscapes I do.

« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 09:48 »
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ok it seems the conclusion is some people do 25 fps, and some do 30 fps..



 

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