Weekend De-inspiration

On occasion, Ed and I post on the weekend and try to bring something that will inspire.  That’s not the goal today.

In playing around with the time-lapse movie functionality of the new Nikon D600, I decided to simply set up the DSLR on a tripod and to film… myself.  It’s been quite hectic at work lately, with lots of evening and weekend commitments, so I decided on the spur of the moment to take a day off.  My to do list for the day was nothing.  Zip.  I haven’t had the luxury of doing something like that for a very long time so I went out of my way to accomplish everything on the list.  It wasn’t hard.

The video above shows just how unproductive my day was.  It also shows just how cool the D600 is for projects such as this.  Nikon (and Pentax) DSLRs have long had intervalometers – that’s fancy pants for interval shooting functionality – but this new feature not only captures images in exactly the precise interval and duration you desire, it also automatically complies them into a movie file as well.  That can save a boat load of time in post and brings time-lapse movie making to the masses.

Expect two things: (1) this feature to find its way into other cameras (such as the new NEX bodies via wifi updates) and (2) slightly more inspiring time-lapse videos from this guy.

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3 Responses to Weekend De-inspiration

  1. Clanmother says:

    You give new meaning to time flies… When you are having fun!

  2. Prentis Drew says:

    Here is something amazing these guys did with time lapse photography.

    http://rossching.com/empty-america

    Watch the extra video on how it was done.

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