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Long term time lapse…

It has been a while since I’ve made a blog posting… Much as been happening behind the scenes but cannot be revealed until after next weekend.

In the mean time, here’s a time lapse I created this weekend using a Canon SX200 IS point and shoot camera. I bought this originally for doing video, but buying the Canon Vixia HF-M41 kind of obviated that. It’s still a very nice point and shoot camera and the image stabilization in it is pretty good, even at full zoom.

One advantage of this P&S camera is that it allows the use of CHDK, an alternative, non-permanent firmware for some Canon cameras. It allows shooting in RAW, as well as some other nifty things, particularly scripting. One of the canned scripts it comes with is an intervalometer which allows shooting time lapse movies.

I was asked to shoot a time lapse lasting the whole weekend of the conference, so I needed an AC supply for the camera. At first I was going to build one, but I ended up just buying the AC adapter for it after finding that two attempts at making the dummy battery were going to take more time than I’d wanted or planned for. Having received it this weekend, I generated a time lapse movie.

Click here to watch it.

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Posted in Behind the Scenes and diy by david on January 16th, 2012 at 6:37 pm.

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