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27th of February 2007 (Tue), 07:49
i have an ixus i7/PowerShot SD40 Digital ELPH and i would like to set it , if possible, to take unaided timed sequential shots so i can edit it together into a timelapse vid.
is this possible with my camera and if so how do i do it?
27th of February 2007 (Tue), 08:01
Hi and welcome :)
Does it have an Intervalometer?
Its possible with any camera its how convenient it makes it - you could stand there and using a remote or timer press shutter every so often. Set camera on low jpeg as you will take many shots and depending on power of computer, think that every 10 pics might equal 1 second of movie - depending on how and what frame rate you want.
Good tripod is essential, as timelapses are spoilt if they move, unless done incremently.
27th of February 2007 (Tue), 08:30
i havent a clue what an Intervalometer is and if it has one. i am looking for a way that takes the pictures without me having to press the button for each individual shot.
i have got a apple g3 laptop so if theres a way of doing it via the laptop then that would be good too.
27th of February 2007 (Tue), 09:19
Intervalometer means you can set camera to take a picture say once a minute. You can use a laptop connected to your camera.
27th of February 2007 (Tue), 09:37
I've done time lapse with by Digital Rebel XTi. the software that comes with the camera allows for timed shootimg. It's called EOS utility. Unfortunatly I don't know if it will work with your camera.
So I hook my camera up to the computer, set to manual mode and let it go. The typical frame rate for video is 24fps. So 24 pictures with = 1 second. My ime lapses have been from 100-300 shots long. It's really cool stuff when you get it to work. Just curious, but what are you trying to time lapse?
Really cool time lapse video here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDfqCFFvfag)
27th of February 2007 (Tue), 09:49
:D the internet isent as big as people think, that was exactly the film, done on a 20D, that reminded me that timelapse was something iv been meaning to try.and this:
i suppose the Intervalometer was what i needed to know was on my camera or not.
when i get home this eve il give it a go connecting through my laptop.
27th of February 2007 (Tue), 14:21
You should be able to look up model specs/manual on the camera website to see if your camera has the feature. My problem with the laptop set up is having a long enough USB cab le because my tripod has to be outside my screened porch with laptop inside. Does anyone know if adding an extender to the camera cable will cause problems?
27th of February 2007 (Tue), 21:18
Does anyone know if adding an extender to the camera cable will cause problems? You should be able to go at least 15 feet.
2nd of March 2007 (Fri), 22:11
That would be adequate for my needs. Now off to find a long USB extender cable. I do have one somewhere which might work if I can find it. I have too many boxes of computer junk.
6th of March 2007 (Tue), 10:02
well it looks like i cant do what i wanted anyway.
i got out my laptop and got all excited when i saw that the option for remote shotting is there in camera window but when i connected my camera to it the button is greyed out and it wont let me shoot. it has an option for eos cameras to do it but not ixus.
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