Long time video recording

    Jan 18 2012 | 9:41 am
    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.

    • Jan 18 2012 | 11:59 am
      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.
    • Jan 18 2012 | 1:02 pm
      @ 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.
    • Jan 18 2012 | 1:11 pm
      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.
    • Jan 20 2012 | 6:09 am
      maybe you could use this patch
    • Jan 20 2012 | 11:18 am
      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.
    • Jan 20 2012 | 12:09 pm
      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.
    • Jan 22 2012 | 2:50 pm
      @ 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