I was always fond of time lapses so I thought: Why not make my own?
I wanted to install the CHDK – an extension for Canon point and shoot cameras which makes them learn new tricks – on my Canon Powershot S95 anyway and had the opportunity to play around one evening. After the initial installation and my first try I had the following lessons learned
- Follow the instructions! If you are like me and belong to the people who read the instructions and then do something you will have to do it a second time. Follow the instruction on the CHDK site.
- WIth the S95 several scripts may work. I used the Ultra Intervalometer.
- You will probably use a tripod. Do not forget to turn off the image stabilizer.
- If you plan to make a 16:9 movie you should tell your camera too. Otherwise you will end in a batch job cropping all your pictures.
Clouds around the rotating tower (watch the top) from Stefan Steinbauer on Vimeo.
This is the first try to do a timelapse using a Canon Powershot S95, CHDK and Blender. The latter was realized thanks to the magic hands of Shr3D.
I was so fond that I tried to install the magic lantern on my 60D. This did not work. Seems like I need some assistance here.
UPDATE: I succeeded. Seems like I have to take the camera for a testdrive tomorrow. Then we will see what the fuzz is all about and have some exciting timelapse with an aperture of 1.8 – Actually this depends on the weather. So please do not take my predictions word for word.
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