4k Time lapse movies on K3II - Any good?


wvbarnes

Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 16:33
Hi all,

I've been very impressed to watch some of the 'Moving Art' nature Ultra HD videos on Netflix recently https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80174902

A lot of the footage is video time lapse. My K3 II can do video time lapse, but I've never tried it or the still version.

Has anyone experience of using such or tips on settings, memory used, battery life etc please. ?

We're off to Cyprus Sunday so I may have a play anyway with the sea and or sunsets. Definitely not strapping my K3 to a drone though!
Last Edited by wvbarnes on 12/04/2018 - 16:34

HarisF1

Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 17:47
The time lapse uses the shutter in the same way normal shooting would, so you can probably expect a much higher shutter count when you're done. You're better off looking at using your phone for time lapse (if it has that option).

Some users don't really care about the shutter count going up so it's up to you (but I wouldn't do it again personally, having made the mistake once).

wvbarnes

Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 17:54
Thanks Haris, J hadn't thought of that. I didn't know the video option ran up the stills shutter count. Does regular video I wonder? Surely not although if I wanted a regular video I'd probably use my compact Canon.


Regards, Bill

I don't own a smartphone although I'm writing this on an android tablet.

HarisF1 wrote:
The time lapse uses the shutter in the same way normal shooting would, so you can probably expect a much higher shutter count when you're done. You're better off looking at using your phone for time lapse (if it has that option).

Some users don't really care about the shutter count going up so it's up to you (but I wouldn't do it again personally, having made the mistake once).

wvbarnes

Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 18:01
Engaging brain a bit video is shutter open until you stop, so one frame each take..

A time lapse of say moving stars or clouds would be modest count if say every 30 seconds.

I'm game to try though BUT any advice on actually doing it still welcome. I'd assume manual settings for example of say a night sky but daytime would be variable I guess. I'm intersted in coping with a sunset for example.

I still think most of my time will be spent on 'stills' still (sic). Nice to try out features though don't you think?

HarisF1

Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 19:06
Maybe I was wrong then, but one of the options surely works the shutter 'per frame'.

I've tried a few different situations (cloudy sky, sunny sky, indoors) and I've never managed to get the exposures looking good enough. There's always enough of a change per shot that throws the colour off slightly. I'd be interested in tips myself on that one.

wvbarnes

Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 19:15
Manual colour balance would certainly be part of it. Two of us now who would appreciate advice. The Pentax manuals since the K5 have been very poor with how to switch things on but none of the former advice on use.

HarisF1 wrote:
Maybe I was wrong then, but one of the options surely works the shutter 'per frame'.

I've tried a few different situations (cloudy sky, sunny sky, indoors) and I've never managed to get the exposures looking good enough. There's always enough of a change per shot that throws the colour off slightly. I'd be interested in tips myself on that one.

HarisF1

Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 19:30
Here's my first ever attempt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmEY75Eo31M

It's not much
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