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Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

Introduced with the E-M1 and E-M10, the E-M5 Mark II also has Live Composite mode. This is an example shot at the Action Factory venue where we were introduced to the E-M5 Mark II. The man in the shot is volunteer, R.Cleveland Aaron:



Live Composite mode is an extension of the Live Bulb mode we first saw on the original E-M5. This enabled you to watch as a long exposure shot unfolded before you and let you stop the exposure when you felt it was done. Live Composite effectively overlays the brighter details in multiple shots which are continuously recorded until you end the process. By limiting the length of the exposure of component shots you can avoid over-exposure in areas where brightness can build up excessively. It's a neat feature that can reward creativity.

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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

I think that's something I would need to play with to get my head around it, but it looks impressive.
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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

Think of painting with light. You can set the exposure time for each exposure (in this example it's 5 seconds) and the camera will continue recording frames until you press the shutter release again. The frames are effectively overlaid but dark areas do not build up brightness. In this example there were two people with light props to make shapes and coloured torches to shine on surrounding areas. It's fascinating to do!

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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

I think I would need to read the manual many times to grasp this... and then forget it when I come to use it. Fascinating none the less.
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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

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Ed, do you mean the picture in the original post? I have only posted one picture in this thread.

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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

I have used it on the EM1 for star trails and fireworks its a great creative feature top marks to Olympus for coming up with this. I do not think we have seen anywhere near the potential that this feature can create. Its not difficult to grasp once you have used it.

One application I can think of is for capturing lightening, set it up start the process wait for lightening strike and there it should be.
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I have used it on the EM1 for star trails and fireworks its a great creative feature top marks to Olympus for coming up with this. I do not think we have seen anywhere near the potential that this feature can create. Its not difficult to grasp once you have used it.

One application I can think of is for capturing lightening, set it up start the process wait for lightening strike and there it should be.
Yes the first time I saw this feature I thought of star trails - I am going to rural France in April to stay with ex-pat friends and I have shot some very good star trails in their garden. I will definitely be trying Live Composite if the weather cooperates. Lightning does sound like a perfect application too, as well as fireworks displays.

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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

I found this a few weeks ago which finally made me understand how to do it & how it works
http://www.creativeislandphoto.com/b...es-star-trails
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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

Don't like linking to other forums, but I can't find any other way.

Take a look at the 'Vimeo' here........
http://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=73347

LC seems to be useful for 'product' shots as well, which would be more use to me than 'star-trails.
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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

If you attach a flash will it get triggered, when and every time the shutter goes?
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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

Picture showing this morning, great feature first seen it in the library at Castle Leslie.
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Re: Live Composite example with the E-M5 Mark II

Can't believe I've not got round to trying this it looks really cool. Thanks for the links showing what I've been missing. Just need some time and inspiration now to try it out
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