Here is my second attempt at a time lapse video.
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What I’ve learned and noticed:
* iMovie ’11 only lets me flash pictures up on the screen at .1s, at the fastest. I’d really like to do 20 frames per second instead of 10, but I haven’t figured that out yet.
* This movie was shot in 281 frames over the course of 15 or 20 minutes.
* I shot this on my Canon XTi. That’s my time lapse camera from here on out. You don’t need more than 10 megabytes. And I don’t want to start putting huge actuation numbers on my newer 60D. And since I’m doing broad daylight time lapses, low light levels are not a problem.
* Pardon the jump in the beginning. It looks like a few frames repeated themselves.
* It’s fun to watch clouds move, isn’t it? Hypnotic, almost. You’ll notice that they change shape and twist and turn as they movie through the sky. It’s fascinating. Also, they don’t move in straight lines. The sky is a dome, basically, and the clouds move sort of circularly around that dome.
* If I keep posting videos, people are going to think I’m a wannabe FStoppers. I love that site, but no.
* On the bright side, my exporting skills are improving. There’s not blocky grayness in the first half of this video.
* What I really want to do now, though, is a sunset time lapse. That’s very difficult to work into my schedule, though, with the sun setting as my daughter approaches her bedtime. Maybe the timing will work out somehow soon…