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Fotobug - Episode 264 - How-to Neewer motorized slider timelapse!

July 5th, 2020

Due to popular demand, The Fotobug guys demonstrate an actual timelapse capture using the Neewer Motorized slider.

In recent photography news, Duke University researchers have created an AI software program that can create a face from a blurred image, although it is A face, but not the actual image of the person in the blurred image.  Olympus is in negotiation to sell off its imaging business to Japan Industrial Partners who plan to keep the Olympus name on the cameras. Sadly, The Black Hills Photo Shootout 10th anniversary workshop weekend in South Dakota has been postponed this September due to concerns over the Corona virus. H&Y Revoring has a Kickstarter project running for a variable  step-up adapter ring for filters. A 72 year old woman was gored in Yellowstone National Park for getting too close to a bison to take a picture. 


Due to popular demand, Fred and Jim capture a timelapse sequence using the Neewer Motorized Slider.  The timelapse captures a sunset at a local park using a Canon 7D MKII camera.  The camera was set on Aperture Priority and the Neewer app set the lowest trigger setting at 1 sec. so it would simply fire the camera and not control the shutter speed.  The slider was placed close to the ground to maximize the movement effect (since the slider is under 3' in length). The final sequence was turned into a video using LRTimelapse - our go-to timelapse software program!

Not a great timelapse, but the important take away is the settings to use to capture a timelapse sequence!  If you are capturing a timelapse sequence after dark, then set the camera on bulb setting and let the motor controller control the shutter speed!  Since the minimum setting is 1 second, it isn't practical to control the shutter with the controller and therefore simply use it to trigger the shutter and let the camera control the shutter speed!

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