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Diavolezza (Engadin, Grisons, Switzerland) by thomas bredenfeld.

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AotPR part 8 - Panning Timelapse

Having had a long interest in timelapse photography, it occurred to me that a motorised panohead could offer interesting possibilities for panning timelapse work...


Click to see video (QT, 8.5MB).

And an earlier (looping) one:


Click to see video (QT7, 4MB).

The timelapse movie of the road was supposed to have gone all the way around and loop, but the camera battery went flat half way through, after photographing in the cold all yesterday...

Programming-wise, the LEGO brick connects with a mobile phone vie bluetooth, and asks a series of questions about intervals between shots, overall distance to travel and the distance between each shot, then carries on without intervention.

It's interesting to see the effects of different perspectives on the perceived speed of rotation - taking the fisheye shots from the interior pan and remapping them to rectilinear apparently speeds up the movement, even though the movie takes the same time to go all the way around!



Click to see video (QT7, 4.6MB).

While remapping to cylindrical perspective almost destroys the feeling to turning... :-(



Click to see video (QT7, 3.2MB).

Ian

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Re: AotPR part 8 - Panning Timelapse

The Dawlish one is stunning (cut short though it is). Did you notice the camera wasn't taking pictures anymore, or were you out there in the dark with the motorised head turning and just *very* disappointed when you got home?

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Re: AotPR part 8 - Panning Timelapse

The screen on the camera was previewing the images, so fortunately I noticed...

Ian

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Re: AotPR part 8 - Panning Timelapse

Fascinating experiment - shame about the batteries. I noticed, while the movie was loading, it stopped on a particular frame of a laughing policeman dressed in a yellow day-glow jacket. He was smiling. Lucky you - I live in a country where identity papers would have been demanded and an explanation as to what I was doing. Think yourself lucky that the UK still lets people get on with whatever they want without hounding them into civil surrender. Keep the timelapses going Ian ...

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Re: AotPR part 8 - Panning Timelapse

Dawlish is a sleepy seaside town of 11,000 people, and it was the community warden rather than a full-blown policeman...

In any big UK city I make sure I am carrying ID of some kind and a business card (IVRPA card?) to show to curious officials. What can be even worse is that several city centres are now owned by city corporations, making them private property. The security guards (as well as police) can simply chuck you out. :-(

Anyway, I was out again last night and managed a full 360 degree pan (plus a bit extra for luck), will hopefully post it later today!

Ian

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Re: AotPR part 8 - Panning Timelapse

> Dawlish is a sleepy seaside town

I will attest to that; it's a very nice town to sleep in ;-)

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