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Tutorial on how to take your stills taken with your DSLR and turn them into great timelapse HD video.

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  • Wayne Avanson plus 2 years ago
    Thanks for that Philip, Have been meaning to have a proper go at this and was wondering about time between shots. This one is 7 seconds, what was the Dungeness one and your night sky wedding timelapse? and were the shutter speeds different for a starscape shoot as opposed to a daytime shoot?
    Thanks

    Avey
  • Here's what's been working for me with the 7d:

    Stars, no moon: 30 sec exposure, 250 ISO

    Moon, 6-13 sec exposure, depending on how bright and if I want to keep or lose any stars. 100 ISO. Normally I try 10 secs and adjust from there.
  • Ignacio Walker plus 1 year ago
    What aperture?

    I use 320 ISO, 30 sec. and f.1.4 and works great for me! (no moon)
  • Pavel Shmelov 1 year ago
    What about your interval?
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  • Andrew Walker plus 2 years ago
    Interesting using Quicktime to assemble the frames. I don't think you could use that method if you were shooting your sequence in RAW. If your going to shoot timelapse I would suggest shooting in RAW because it looks way better and you don't get problems with banding.
  • Justin Evidon plus 2 years ago
    You can always shoot in RAW and then convert the images to JPG after post-production.
  • Andrew Walker plus 2 years ago
    That's very true but I was looking at it more that it was telling people to shoot jpeg instead of RAW because of the ease of converting the frames into video files. There are times when I use large jpeg but only when the camera begins to choke on frames. Mainly driving timelapse for me because the exposures are around 1/2 a second.
  • Cy Starkman 1 year ago
    @ Justin - shooting RAW isn't always so possible. The in camera processing + transfer time of a RAW is too long. Ultimately you come unstuck on the speed of USB. On a 5D2 you end up needing to shoot around 8seconds per frame which is very limiting.

    One solution to minimise loss is to immediately convert all the JPG's to TIFF before any modifications to preserve what quality there is.
  • Grant Matar 4 months ago
    perhaps you should ask your mum
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  • Tom Guilmette plus 2 years ago
    i did not know you could use quicktime pro to create image sequences.

    i was using the final cup pro timeline and one frame jpgs! thanks for this phil. i learned a lot.

    i have not tried 5dmk2 time lapsing using raw images. that will be next!
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  • Elvis Ripley 2 years ago
    When you choose your HD size you will probably want to set "preserve aspect ratio" to something so it doesn't stretch out your image. Not Crop but probably Letterbox. It depends on what you want.
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  • Andres Hernandez plus 2 years ago
    nice tutorial!!
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  • Michael Schoeneis 2 years ago
    Jesus, Philip! You can find stuff on that dock?? :o ;)
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  • ZHIC 2 years ago
    Very informative tutorial!
    Although I think doing this 4 or 5K manipulation would just kill off my computer
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  • Philip, I haven't got Quicktime Pro and I'm using Final Cut Express. Any suggestion on how I can do this with my limitations? Thanks!
  • Quicktime Pro is very cheap, I think it's $20 US. It's the best option for me on a PC, not just for those on Macs.

    Pinnacle won't work with native MOV files, but it WILL work with MOV files generated by Quicktime.
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  • Great piece, Philip. Practical application uses for FCP and other tools are much needed, notably as the tools themselves change. Well done. Cheers.
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  • Daniel Rappa 2 years ago
    Your dock is amazing!
  • Grant Matar 4 months ago
    You better believe my Dock is amazinG!! all the girls love it!
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  • Ludwig Derumeaux 2 years ago
    Indeed, what a dock you have there ! But I know there is a tutorial coming up : how to create a HD dock, i.e. a dock that is as wide as a High Definition window. That is why screens get bigger all the time. There are always people whose dock ends fall off the screen.

    Seriously, thanks for sharing this !
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  • Billy DeCola 2 years ago
    Nice tutorial! 5K stopped my MacBook Pro dead in its tracks... so I batched resized the images before creating the Quiktime and all was good.
  • Grant Matar 4 months ago
    good boy. you're learning.
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  • Dani Croitor 2 years ago
    i use quicktime but in windows and i cannot export the timelapse because quicktime crash so... i have to use after effects to make this:|


    good ideea with scale option
    tkx
  • Grant Matar 4 months ago
    Get a mac or just kill yourself
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  • Irrum 2 years ago
    Thanks, I've been making timelapses with still images in Quicktime Pro using exactly the same method. I wondering about adding some movement in Final Cut. Your video has really helped me out.
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  • Sam Morrill staff 2 years ago
    Good stuff, Philip. I was wondering if you knew how to do this on Snow Leopard. As it stands, it comes pre-installed with the new Quicktime Player, which doesn't include the "open image sequence" function. Thoughts?
  • Philip Bloom extras plus 2 years ago
    yes Quicktime 7 which is still on your computer.
  • Joe Hartzell 1 year ago
    FYI: The above statement is true for anyone who upgraded their machine to Snow Leopard. For those of us who bought Macs with Snow Leopard pre-installed, you need to install QT7 from the Snow Leopard DVD as it won't be on your machine already.
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  • Justin Evidon plus 2 years ago
    Excellent work Philip. Your disclaimer of being on a MacBook Pro seems to be a recurring theme - is that just because you're doing these tutorials on the road, or because you are putting off getting a MacPro? Either way, this is extremely informative to anyone looking to do timelapses, so you're providing a great service.
  • Philip Bloom extras plus 2 years ago
    due to me being on the road. got a mac pro!
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  • Maciej Puczynski plus 2 years ago
    Thanks! I have a question however - how do you make the stills be taken in even intervals?
  • Philip Bloom extras plus 2 years ago
    using the intervelometer which i set to the duration
  • Jesse Nelson 10 months ago
    the canon dslrs don't have a interval mode yet so you have to buy the Timer Remote Controller "TC-80N3" (if your using canon products) or just sit next to your camera for a hour or so with a timer and manually take photos. hopefully that answers your question.
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  • William Rich plus 2 years ago
    Thank you so much!!!
    By the way.. I just heard that Canon announced a firmware update for the 5Dmk2 to shoot 24/25p!!!
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  • ed fore 2 years ago
    very cool , just got a 5d 2 will have to try this
    thanks
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  • David Dutton plus 2 years ago
    Awesome, thanks for making this!!
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  • Dani Croitor 2 years ago
    every time i use curent size to export the movie, quicktime crash. If i use to export 1280x720 or 1920x1280 - it works
  • Daniel Dides 2 years ago
    Maybe your computer isn't up to snuff for that sort of rendering? You have quicktime pro, correct? What are the specs on your computer?
  • Dani Croitor 2 years ago
    dual core 3ghz, 2gb ram, 512 video
    i don't know i think is a problem with windows version, i I tried on at least 4 PCs

    yes i have qt pro

    thanks for your comment
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  • Sterling Zumbrunn 2 years ago
    Great tutorial, I have been using iStopMotion from Boinx the past few years, but this looks much more straightforward. I really like the high-res pans and zooms. Fantastic work! Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers.
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  • Alan Natale plus 2 years ago
    Why does everything sound better with a British accent? Thank you for this great tutorial, Philip.
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  • H-Dub 2 years ago
    Thanks Philip! I just tried it myself using your instructions. vimeo.com/​7857119
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  • Kristian Engelsen plus 2 years ago
    Anyone know if or when there might be a firmware upgrade to include a interval function on the 7d?
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  • Christian Mazza plus 2 years ago
    Thanks for the tutorial, will definitely give it a try with my new 7D.
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  • Graham Plata 2 years ago
    Fantastic! DSLRs are so amazing
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  • Jens-Chr. Strandos plus 2 years ago
    Thank you so much. This was really educating and I will try it right away on my 7D:-)
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  • dean fry 1 year ago
    Thank you Philip. Now time for me to start making some sweet time lapse.
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  • Joe Hartzell 1 year ago
    Thanks Philip. Finally got all the gear (7d, etc...) and tried this. Haven't got the crop and pullout in FCP working yet, but will get there. Here's my first TL. Lake Geneva from my living room. vimeo.com/​10358014
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  • Tim Sundal 1 year ago
    Is there another way/program to do this? Since my quicktime is fcked up so I can´t even buy the PRO version.
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  • DSLRnewbie 1 year ago
    sweet! i was wondering how they did the zooms and pans with out using very special expensive equipment! i'm going to use this big time!
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  • Pavel Shmelov 1 year ago
    How would you do a pan rather than a zoom? or could you crop it so much to make it look like a dolly?
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  • Thanks Philip!
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  • Frank Donnino plus 8 months ago
    Does the new Quick Time do image sequencing? I don't see that option.
  • Alaa Esmail 3 months ago
    im trying to figure that out myself.
  • Frank Donnino plus 3 months ago
    Nope..they too it out. Only QT 7 has it.
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  • Bob Diaz plus 8 months ago
    Philip Bloom, you are the best. I never realized that Quicktime could put together a series of stills like that. Thanks for the tip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Jade Lee 7 months ago
    thanks so much Mr Bloom!

    just posted it on dslrinspired.com :)
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  • David Derby plus 6 months ago
    my attempt ! haha
    vimeo.com/​20011151
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  • Makenzy Honing 4 months ago
    my quick time does not have "image sequence" does anyone know what is wrong ??????
  • Isaac Nordström 4 months ago
    No, same with me...
  • Makenzy Honing 4 months ago
    i was told that you need to get quick time pro, for it to work
  • Alaa Esmail 3 months ago
    same here! what do i need to do?
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  • VIDEOHOOD plus 3 months ago
    hi dear philip, just a tip: you can enable "image + wireframe" in your canvas (on the third button on the upper portion of the window). This way you can manipulate parameters of the video by clicking and dragging directly on the footage in the canvas which makes things much easier and intuitive when moving the center, size, not to mention distortion...
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  • EidFilms 3 months ago
    Thanks for making it so simple.
    This tutorial was featured on

    timelapse-video.net/​tutorial-how-to-make-a-timelapse-from-dslr-stills/​
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  • Omar Abushaikha 5 days ago
    how come after i choose my pictures and frame rate quicktime will pop up with nothing but black video? please help...
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