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Baulkham Hills, AU
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BENCARL Registered since 10th Jun 2013
Sun 29-Sep-13 09:38 PM

Hello everybody.

After being asked to do headshots of the cast of a musical that my daughter is in and successfully doing this, I was asked to do a Time Lapse of the Set Building Day. Having never done this before but having had a play with Stop Motion a Little I decided to accept the challenge.

I have an external power supply for my D7000 and D800 and software that will turn the photos into a movie I have some questions.

1. This session could take a day, so What File Format should I set to. Obviously raw would be a mistake and I think HiRes Jpeg also but I would want the result to have reasonable quality.

2. I know that my D800 has a Time Lapse setting and reading past Time Lapse posts I see this records to a movie format rather than files. With my D7000 I can use it tethered with ControlMyNikon or my remote trigger to capture time lapse and this also gives me the capability to save files to my laptop, a bonus I think. Advice on which would be best would be appreciated, I am leaning towards the D7000 so I can save files to the laptop. I currently have a problem with ControlMyNikon tethered to my D800, it just won't shoot.

3. Should I just leave the camera in Programmed Auto or opt for other possibly manual settings. One doesn't know how over the day how lighting may change etc.

4. What Time Interval should I use, 1 sec, 5 sec's, 1 minute?

I really appreciate any advice and I know there are some very talented photographers on this forum...

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