Here is my latest video "Moving without walking". A study of human movement through time-lapse photography.
I hope you enjoy this short entertaining video which I recorded last weekend.
For those interested in the technical stuff please read on as I'm sure it will answer all of your questions about this video.....
I shot this from my hotel window, which overlooked the Peace Gardens in Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK. I had to zoom in quite a way in order to cover the actual Peace Garden area, this seemed to be the most active area.
I actually left this setup running for over 5 hours while I was out at the Crucible Theatre watching John Simm and John Nettles perform Hamlet.
In that time it has captured over 29,000 photographs!, Of these only about 8000 were used for this video as the rest were too dark due to the fixed exposure.
The Peace Gardens are located in the City of Sheffield in Yorkshire, UK.
They are adjacent to Sheffield Town Hall, off Pinstone Street.
The Peace Gardens is an award winning public space near the Winter Gardens.
In the centre is the Goodwin Fountain which has 89 individual jets of water. It has eight cascades located on both sides of the four entrance steps down to the Peace Gardens.
The camera I used was a modified Canon Ixus 430 which I bought for £30 from ebay, My modification allows continuous shooting until the Compact Flash card is full.
The timing between shots is determined by a combibation of image size, card write time and image complexity. With my particular settings the time between shots was about a second.
The photographs were taken at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.
The exposure for all the photographs is fixed by the very first shot which is why the video gradually gets darker and darker. If I had used remote software capture to take my photograph using software such as Psremote then the exposure would be evaluated on each individual photograph, unfortunately I could not get Psremote to run under Windows7.
In this video all frames had a 1/13th second exposure time.
All of the photographs had to be resized and cropped down to 16:9 aspect ratio so it matched the resolution for HD video (1280 x 720 pixels). I achieved this using the batch process function with recorded scripting in Paint Shop Pro v12 as described in great detail in my blog post :
The video was created using Sony Vegas Pro 9c (64bit version on Windows7).
I used the "Still Image sequence" option in the bottom left panel of the Import Media panel. In preferences the "still image duration" set to 0.04 Seconds (i.e. 25fps)
The nice photograph of the Winter Gardens at 3:35 is one of a set that I took using my Olympus 5050 camera while experimenting with exposure times.
The music I have selected for my video is used under Creative Commons Licence and is Computer by DoKashiteru. He creates some outstanding music with real catchy melodies. See all his work here:
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Thanks for watching
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