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Archive 2012 · really dumb question: d800 (or other nikon) timelapse mode
  
 
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p.1 #1 · really dumb question: d800 (or other nikon) timelapse mode


This indeed causes a shutter actuation, correct? I understand you're not able to access the files that are used to create the movie file... so it made me wonder exactly how this was behaving. I had always just assumed it was indeed a bunch of shutter clicks put together to form the timelapse clip.

(note: had searched for more info on the web... wasn't finding a detailed explanation... which again made me assume the obvious, just wanted verification from owners here)



Oct 03, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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p.1 #2 · really dumb question: d800 (or other nikon) timelapse mode


It does cause an actuation.


Oct 04, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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p.1 #3 · really dumb question: d800 (or other nikon) timelapse mode


moonpeep wrote:
This indeed causes a shutter actuation, correct?


Many, many actuations...



Oct 04, 2012 at 01:00 AM
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p.1 #4 · really dumb question: d800 (or other nikon) timelapse mode


I think you misunderstand timelapse. The camera has an intervalometer which lets you take picture at prescribed time intervals (for example... 600 pictures at 1 pictures per 5 seconds). It generates pictures files.

It does not automatically make timelapse clips (you take the images to software to do that).

Unless......... this was a feature I wasn't informed of?



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p.1 #5 · really dumb question: d800 (or other nikon) timelapse mode


krickett wrote:
I think you misunderstand timelapse. The camera has an intervalometer which lets you take picture at prescribed time intervals (for example... 600 pictures at 1 pictures per 5 seconds). It generates pictures files.

It does not automatically make timelapse clips (you take the images to software to do that).

Unless......... this was a feature I wasn't informed of?


The D600 will allow you to see your time-lapse as a 24fps movie in camera. I'm not sure if you can save it that way, I haven't tried it yet.



Oct 04, 2012 at 09:42 AM
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p.1 #6 · really dumb question: d800 (or other nikon) timelapse mode


krickett wrote:
I think you misunderstand timelapse. The camera has an intervalometer which lets you take picture at prescribed time intervals (for example... 600 pictures at 1 pictures per 5 seconds). It generates pictures files.

It does not automatically make timelapse clips (you take the images to software to do that).

Unless......... this was a feature I wasn't informed of?


The D800/e will make HD timelapses in video mode. It's a nice, easy to use feature (if you don't need full res files) that's about as automatic as you can get. Not sure about shutter actuations tho.



Oct 04, 2012 at 02:55 PM
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p.1 #7 · really dumb question: d800 (or other nikon) timelapse mode


krickett wrote:
I think you misunderstand timelapse. The camera has an intervalometer which lets you take picture at prescribed time intervals (for example... 600 pictures at 1 pictures per 5 seconds). It generates pictures files.

It does not automatically make timelapse clips (you take the images to software to do that).

Unless......... this was a feature I wasn't informed of?



The latest Nikon cameras offer both options... you can use the intervalometer to shoot a sequence of full-resolution NEF or JPG files and then process the files and assemble them into a timelapse sequence using the software of your choice (I like the LRTimelapse plugin for LightRoom), or you can use the camera's built-in timelape feature to shoot lower-resolution video in-camera, using the JPG picture control settings.

The drawbacks to using the built-in timelapse feature are the lower resolution and inability to access or process the files, but it takes up a lot less memory than shooting full-res files.



Oct 04, 2012 at 04:06 PM
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p.1 #8 · really dumb question: d800 (or other nikon) timelapse mode


I was wondering what the time lapse mode did... thanks for clarifying!

I will stick to the intervalometer.



Oct 05, 2012 at 02:35 PM





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