7D Time-lapse: Transit of Panama Canal
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Jeff
Registered: Dec 31, 2002
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Although I don't have a single picture from the MV Explorer's transit of the Panama Canal on 12/7/11, I've got something even better: 2,315 images strung into a time-lapse of nearly five hours of the eight hour process. I used a tripod-mounted Canon 7D and EF-S 10-22 lens, and shot at 10-second intervals. If you're interested in seeing it, check out the blog:

http://jeffwarnerphoto.blogspot.com/2011/12/12711-transit-of-panama-canal.html

Enjoy the images!

-Jeff



stanj
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Nice! Looks like an awesome journey.



Sarsfield
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
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Jeff, very cool. Any reason why you didn't encode at 720P or 1080P? Just wondering how it would look in high def.



Jeff
Registered: Dec 31, 2002
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It's been an amazing journey.

The internet connection on the ship leaves a lot to be desired, and 25MB was a stretch to upload (took more than an hour). This was shot in medium raw, and reduced to 1920x1080 in Lightroom, then compiled via iMovie (wow, what a POS program these days!) over the course of 13 hours on a MBP.



duffguy808
Registered: Aug 12, 2008
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Jeff wrote:
Although I don't have a single picture from the MV Explorer's transit of the Panama Canal on 12/7/11, I've got something even better: 2,315 images strung into a time-lapse of nearly five hours of the eight hour process. I used a tripod-mounted Canon 7D and EF-S 10-22 lens, and shot at 10-second intervals. If you're interested in seeing it, check out the blog:

http://jeffwarnerphoto.blogspot.com/2011/12/12711-transit-of-panama-canal.html

Enjoy the images!

-Jeff



You sir are awesome!

Can I asked you what software did you use to do this? I've taken a bunch of pictures in 5 second interval and would love to turn them into time-lapse video like you.

Thanks in advance



satoru
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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Awesome work!!!

Thanks for sharing



Mubeen
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Awesome shoot



Jeff
Registered: Dec 31, 2002
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Glad you all enjoyed!

duffguy808 wrote:

You sir are awesome!

Can I asked you what software did you use to do this? I've taken a bunch of pictures in 5 second interval and would love to turn them into time-lapse video like you.

Thanks in advance


Duff, it looks like you may have posted right after I did, but I used Lightroom to output to 1080 format, then struggled with iMovie to get it put together. That new version of iMovie is one of the least user-friendly pieces of software I've used; I just don't understand why Apple has done this to their video market. The previous versions I could just 'use', this one I had to 'figure out'.

Anyway, I was happy with the first attempt at this, but it certainly is a bit of work. The HD Hero camera probably would have made the process much easier.

Best,

Jeff



Richie S
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Loved this. Very well done.



_Rob_S_
Registered: Jul 05, 2006
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Wow, crazy fantastic Jeff! Amazing on so many levels. Thanks for creating and posting.

Rob



C Parish
Registered: Sep 12, 2006
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Nicely done!

Wich I could have made it full screen, but maybe next time!

Cheers



Bob Sumitro
Registered: Jul 02, 2007
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That's awesome Jeff, I really enjoy watching it.
Bob



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
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Fantastic work Jeff. Never really seen much of the Panama canal so highly entertaining.



Gunzorro
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Amazing! Thanks so much!



Bones74
Registered: Aug 13, 2011
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Great work Jeff! Just so you know and not trying to be a smart ass or podantic, but you have labelled the video : Transit of the Panama Canal December 17, 2011.



kakomu
Registered: May 28, 2009
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My recommendation would be to increase the frame rate. Currently the movie is running at 8 fps (Actually 24fps, but with each frame is repeated twice). The video looks very choppy and I think it would benefit from an increase in temporal resolution.



janmcn
Registered: Nov 24, 2004
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Really neat! If you haven't, read David McCullough's "Pathway to the Seas"…fantastic book about the building of the canal.



Jeff
Registered: Dec 31, 2002
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Glad you all enjoyed! Finally back home now after four months, and have a decent internet connection to catch up.

Bones74 wrote:
Great work Jeff! Just so you know and not trying to be a smart ass or podantic, but you have labelled the video : Transit of the Panama Canal December 17, 2011.



I caught that only yesterday; funny. The internet on the ship was so marginal that I was just happy to have gotten it uploaded before the trip ended.

kakomu wrote:
My recommendation would be to increase the frame rate. Currently the movie is running at 8 fps (Actually 24fps, but with each frame is repeated twice). The video looks very choppy and I think it would benefit from an increase in temporal resolution.


If you know how to do that in the current version of iMovie, I'm all ears. In the limited time I had to compile the images, all I could figure out was to set each image to 0.1 second, the least it would allow me to choose. Thanks for the suggestion.