Long time video recording

Jan 18, 2012 at 9:41am

Long time video recording

Hi,
I am new to jitter, but have experience in MaxMSP for a long time.
I want to shoot a movie over 10 hours with the camera position unchanged. After the shoot I want to compress the movie to a lenght for ca. 5 min.

What is the best advice
- using a Firewire camera and which model
- shoot the whole period and compress it after
- or shoot less pictures

I feel jitter is right approach to do that.
I appreciate any advice.

#61302
Jan 18, 2012 at 11:59am

Hi,

By compressing, you mean speeding up the movie so 10 hours become 5 minutes? I would go for intervals, but it all depends on what kind of effect you’re after.

y

#221006
Jan 18, 2012 at 1:02pm

@ Eav
yes, speeding up 10 hours to 5 minutes.
Recently I saw an another approach: using a digital camera with a TimeLapse function, means the camera takes a picture every 10 secs automatically…I will study further.

sepp

#221007
Jan 18, 2012 at 1:11pm

Hi Sepp,

Yeah, time lapse is what i meant with intervals. Recording 10 hours of non-stop video makes for a big chunk of data… Curious to see what you’re going to come up with.

best

yves

#221008
Jan 20, 2012 at 6:09am

maybe you could use this patch

#221009
Jan 20, 2012 at 11:18am

Go for timelapse. Saves you many many gigabytes of superfluous video and you can use the photo cam’s much higher image resolution. Will look much better than video footage.

#221010
Jan 20, 2012 at 12:09pm

i did timelapse recording with my canon camera.
they ship a program called “remote capture” with the cameras.
with this program, you can do shots in free choosable intervals and store it on your computer.

i have read, that nikon cameras have this functionality build in.

as dtr says: the quality is much better than video.
best,
l.

#221011
Jan 22, 2012 at 2:50pm

@ giorgio
Your maxpatch worked well with the camera of my MacBookPo, but the Video-Camera (Sony HRV-A1E), I had available, is not supported in jitter, I see nothing in the getinputlistdevice in the jit.qt.grab – object (but the camera is supported in Quicktime and FCP).

@ lee wnag
TimeLapse with SLR – cameras: I am aware of progs for remote-control for Nikons and Canons..
Also tethereing with Adobes lightroom would be an approach.

Also there are hardware remote timers (HAMA, Hahnel etc) for cameras, but every brand do need a different one, because of the their proprietary connectors.

I ended up (because lack of time and no possibility to rent a SLR Camera with the right remote) shooting with the video-camera. Now I have to deal with a lot of GBs :-)

Anyway, thanks for your advices !
sepp

#221012

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