As most regular readers know I adore time lapse. I love what the EX1 and EX3 are capable of but have never gotten around to using the function on the Canon 5dmkII despite seeing the amazing results Tom @ Timescapes has done.
This was done as part of my shooting video with the Canon 7d DVD that we filmed in Florida the past few days. I talk about timelapse in one of the chapters. This timelapse was taken at Lido key near Sarasota.
All you need is the camera, a nice fully charged battery, lots of space on your CF card and this remote (click on image for more info)
I simply set the shutter on the camera to stay open for 2 seconds. Had the ISO set to 100, stopped down the Sigma 10mm f2.8 down to get exposure. Plugged in the intervolmeter, set it to take 1 picture every 2 seconds and left it running for about 20 minutes. By leaving the shutter open to 2 seconds I got nice streaky image.
I then imported the image sequence using quicktime image sequence, selected the first image in the folder, set the frame rate for the sequence which I set for 30p as that I was the DVD was shot at and it simply created a HUGE resolution timelapse. I scaled it down to full HD for here and you can download it direct from vimeo.
More details on how easy it is to do and much much more on the upcoming 7d video training DVD. Click on full screen button to go full screen or as i said download full hd version from vimeo.
So with the 7d you can do lovely slow motion and great timelapse. A truly versatile camera.
Anyone who buys the 5dmkII DVD will have exclusive access to additional web 7D content going over the differences in the cameras and what you need to know to make the most out of them.
Want to see amazing timelapse from the 5dmkII? Check out Tom @ timescapes latest. He is the master!
I’m working on a big 9-minute follow-up to “Learning to Fly”, but it won’t be ready till next summer. Meantime, here are some shots from my trip in August to California’s White Mountains and Yosemite, all shot on the Canon 5D2.
These are sequences from my first film – “These Short Days” – currently in production. If anyone happens to know a good producer or production company who might be willing to help shepherd this film to completion next Fall, I would really appreciate an introduction. Much thanks!
To contact me: http://www.timescapes.org/contact.html
(Music is Michael Stearns. My sincerest and most humble admiration to Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson.)
Some behind-the-scenes vids showing how I did several of these shots:
Full 1080p direct download link is available from Vimeo in the lower-right-hand corner of this page, if you are logged in to Vimeo.