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    Default Creating timelapse video from video capture?

    I have recently started timelapse photography and really am enjoying it. However I was wondering if it is possible to create timelapse videos from video captures instead of taking photographs at regular intervals? Perhaps by skipping some frame rates on the video capture to create the 'jerky' effect?

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    Default Re: Creating timelapse video from video capture?

    Quote Originally Posted by herbiee View Post
    I have recently started timelapse photography and really am enjoying it. However I was wondering if it is possible to create timelapse videos from video captures instead of taking photographs at regular intervals? Perhaps by skipping some frame rates on the video capture to create the 'jerky' effect?
    Photographers are always trying to make time lapse as smooth as possible. There is no need to make it jerky. Just speed up the video will do.

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    AFAIK, when you speed up a video, the software automatically works out the frames to drop.

    Changing clip speed omits or repeats the source frames during playback, thereby making the clip play faster or slower.

    Adobe Premiere Pro * Duration and speed
    Key difference is that you lose the flexibility to crop or create movements in post.

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    Default Re: Creating timelapse video from video capture?

    Quote Originally Posted by kandinsky View Post
    AFAIK, when you speed up a video, the software automatically works out the frames to drop.



    Key difference is that you lose the flexibility to crop or create movements in post.
    Actually, it can be done in PP...

    But it will be much nicer to use a slow motorized rail.

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    Possible with post processing. But u end up needing alot of space for video recording to make a sequence of timelapse video.

    Shooting interval frames could be more economical. Also if you shoot raw at full resolution, you have more flexibility in editing etc.

    Ryan

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    Default Re: Creating timelapse video from video capture?

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Possible with post processing. But u end up needing alot of space for video recording to make a sequence of timelapse video.

    Shooting interval frames could be more economical. Also if you shoot raw at full resolution, you have more flexibility in editing etc.

    Ryan
    Agree. The whole point of timelapse is looooooooong shoot. If you wanna shoot 72 hours of video, it's not a problem also - but chances are, won't be as high res as one photo per xxx sec/min, and less control in between the shots which can be done with a time-lapse.

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    Default Re: Creating timelapse video from video capture?

    Thanks to all who replied!
    So in summary, its possible to speed up video to drop frames and also shooting at interval frames allow higher resolution and better control in editing

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