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Movie mode - technical discussions Still imaging is complicated enough but for most of us video and movie making is a whole new world to get to grips with - here is the place to request help and advice and to post it too.

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Old 3rd December 2012
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Time lapse

I have been going on about time lapse and that the E7 should have an intervalometer... Well after a hint on another board I have discovered that if you set sequential shooting on and set anti shock to your time lapse interval then you hold the shutter down...
Works on a camera with a mirror...now does the micro 4/3 cameras have anti shock?... And does it work?
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Re: Time lapse

Yes, it can work the same way. A cable remote with a locking button would be ideal, but an elastic band (over the shutter button) might even work too.

Sleep mode would need to be disabled too.
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Certainly works well on e cameras with the locking cable release, will go on indefinitely until the card is full (with the e-1 you have to accommodate its slow write times). Is good for bracketing, too. Can't imagine why it wouldn't work on the OMD.
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Re: Time lapse

I've been experimenting with Triggertrap mobile - posted some notes and clips on DPNow here:

http://dpnow.com/forum2/showthread.php?t=13323

I use an E-M5 for this.

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Re: Time lapse

I finally managed to do a fixed exposure time lapse at sunset:


I'd like to have made the night time brighter - will have to put my thinking cap on about that!

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Re: Time lapse

Looks good. Wouldn't using slow sequence drive mode give that effect by using aperture priority (allowing variable shutter speeds) & MF as it normally focuses between shots (if using AF) & wouldn't that include Auto Exposure? Or use Manual with Auto ISO (although the noise will increase as it gets darker).

Edit: Maybe I don't understand the Trigger Trap system (app, if you want), but I was only suggesting the Slow Sequence drive mode as a means of gaining exposure measure before each shot, but I guess that may not be the effect you would be after.
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Re: Time lapse

I bought a Triggertrap system a few days ago. I've yet to use it in anger, though, only to prove it actually works (which it does).
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Re: Time lapse

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Looks good. Wouldn't using slow sequence drive mode give that effect by using aperture priority (allowing variable shutter speeds) & MF as it normally focuses between shots (if using AF) & wouldn't that include Auto Exposure? Or use Manual with Auto ISO (although the noise will increase as it gets darker).

Edit: Maybe I don't understand the Trigger Trap system (app, if you want), but I was only suggesting the Slow Sequence drive mode as a means of gaining exposure measure before each shot, but I guess that may not be the effect you would be after.
Triggertrap Mobile is an app for Android and Apple smartphones that can connect via a cable to your camera and trigger the shutter according to various parameters (timed for time lapse, including varying rates, using phone sensors and camera motion detection, etc.). I think it can also set camera variables, but I haven't got that far yet.

I first did a sunrise clip but the night portion of the clip was too bright because I used auto exposure. The latest clip was to show how things go with manual exposure.

You can see the various clips here:

http://dpnow.com/forum2/showthread.php?t=13323

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Re: Time lapse

One of THESE programmable releases works just fine I used mine for a failed (for reasons not related to the release) star trail attempt
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Re: Time lapse

My intervalometer is a copper clip that holds the shutter button down.
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