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RobertWSimpson
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I'm surprised that more people are not using drones to create time lapse videos.  with a 10 minute flight time, knowing what you're going to capture before taking off is crucial, but I think the Spark does a great job.  I hope you like!


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dj_dread
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good job!
   
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RobertWSimpson
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thanks
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BeastMaster_101
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Very nice! I did the same with a sunrise but then realized I want pointing directly at the sun. Dont want to share it, its embarrassing
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BeastMaster_101 Posted at 2018-3-5 14:58
Very nice! I did the same with a sunrise but then realized I want pointing directly at the sun. Dont want to share it, its embarrassing

let's see it!  it's all about learning and perfecting the shot on the next go around!
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Rustic17
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How do you do time lapse...I can't find that mode in my settings??
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Rustic17 Posted at 2018-3-5 15:01
How do you do time lapse...I can't find that mode in my settings??

1. capture video
2. import to video editing software
3. speed up video
4. export video
5. upload to youtube
6. eat a sandwich



step number 6 is optional, of course, but I find it helps.
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Rustic17
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So you're really not doing a time lapse in the classic sense of taking a photo every 2-4 seconds.
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RobertWSimpson
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Rustic17 Posted at 2018-3-5 15:05
So you're really not doing a time lapse in the classic sense of taking a photo every 2-4 seconds.

ah no I am not doing that, but you can do that too.  When you turn on the delay to take a photo, it takes one every 'that many' seconds.  IE, if you set a delay timer for 5 seconds, it will just pop off a photo every 5 seconds.  It's great for taking family portraits with kids (I've used it for this) or time lapse with photos as well (haven't done that)
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Rustic17
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I haven't tried it either...I thought the delay would just take one photo in the set time...nice to know it just keeps repeating shots.
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very effectively executed!
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Rustic17 Posted at 2018-3-5 15:12
I haven't tried it either...I thought the delay would just take one photo in the set time...nice to know it just keeps repeating shots.

indeed, it's a pretty cool feature!
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BeastMaster_101 Posted at 2018-3-5 14:58
Very nice! I did the same with a sunrise but then realized I want pointing directly at the sun. Dont want to share it, its embarrassing

it's advisable to use the Manual settings when timelapsing. it adds consistency and using a longer shutter speed brings that "trail" effect.   
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Solestacz Posted at 2018-3-5 15:13
very effectively executed!

Thank you sir!

I already see some things that I can improve for next time, but it's pretty cool!
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-3-5 15:13
it's advisable to use the Manual settings when timelapsing. it adds consistency and using a longer shutter speed brings that "trail" effect.

Agreed.  In fact, you almost HAVE to use manual or lock the exposure.  If you do not do this, any changes made in the exposure over time will be very apparent and exaggerated due to speeding up the footage.

In a sunset/rise shot, you should be able to get a sufficiently low shutter speed to get the trail effect you're speaking of.  In bright daylight like my shots, it's a little tougher...  This is actually where shooting video instead of stills makes the situation a  bit better.
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-3-5 15:13
it's advisable to use the Manual settings when timelapsing. it adds consistency and using a longer shutter speed brings that "trail" effect.

thanks for the advice
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RobertWSimpson Posted at 2018-3-5 15:03
1. capture video
2. import to video editing software
3. speed up video

step 6 is the essential step to glory
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Leftyguy
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Nice Video - I believe that is real time in LA driving
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BeastMaster_101 Posted at 2018-3-5 15:47
step 6 is the essential step to glory

Obviously!!!
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Leftyguy Posted at 2018-3-5 15:53
Nice Video - I believe that is real time in LA driving

Haha probably!!!
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Nice video. The 20x part at 0:35 is my favorite. Looks Great.
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-3-5 18:10
Nice video. The 20x part at 0:35 is my favorite. Looks Great.

Thank you! I think with some better stabilization, it could look even better!
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RobertWSimpson
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Does anyone have any good stabilization plug-ins for final cut pro X???
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That is cool!  It gives me an idea for some summer shots in my hometown.
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Langner91 Posted at 2018-3-6 08:42
That is cool!  It gives me an idea for some summer shots in my hometown.

Thank you! I am glad you like it.

It's amazingly stable for such a small quad.  
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azswift
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Really cool idea. Thanks!
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RobertWSimpson Posted at 2018-3-5 15:03
1. capture video
2. import to video editing software
3. speed up video

funny, what kind of sandwich?

Have you tried taking pictures instead of video and setting to a pic every 1, 3 seconds.  then importing all pictures and speeding up the images into a video?
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azswift Posted at 2018-3-6 09:04
Really cool idea. Thanks!

My pleasure! Let's see yours!!!
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Sparky_17 Posted at 2018-3-6 09:08
funny, what kind of sandwich?

Have you tried taking pictures instead of video and setting to a pic every 1, 3 seconds.  then importing all pictures and speeding up the images into a video?

Ham and Swiss, obviously!

I've done that with other means (go pro, DSLR, etc), but not yet with the spark.  I have used the Spark's ability to capture a photo every X seconds for family shots though.  It worked great!

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Sparky_17
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I prefer a nice brisket sandwich myself
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Sparky_17 Posted at 2018-3-6 09:26
I prefer a nice brisket sandwich myself

I am a simple man with simple tastes.
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DEUCEDOG
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Looking good
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Montfrooij
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Yes, I was thinking about that too.
Very nice work!
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RobertWSimpson
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Thank you sir!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-6 11:56
Yes, I was thinking about that too.
Very nice work!

let's see yours!!!
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First need to re purchase a drone
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-6 22:48
First need to re purchase a drone

oh no!  start a gofundme campaign!
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dojoman
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More like fast forward video.
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dojoman Posted at 2018-3-7 13:46
More like fast forward video.

Different technique, similar result.

What do you think the benefits of doing a time lapse with photos are?
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There's a LOT of white cars in that part of the country!  LOL
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