Time-lapse photography with digicam

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I have a Canon Powershot G3, with intervalometer capability. Does any body
know of any software that can
process the images into a single time-lapse photo? I know there is a film
camera offered at National Geographic called
the Super Sample Time-Lapse Camera.

Thanks in advance!

Frankie
 

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"Frankie V. Fernandez, MD" <fvfernandezmd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a Canon Powershot G3, with intervalometer capability. Does any body
>know of any software that can
> process the images into a single time-lapse photo? I know there is a film
> camera offered at National Geographic called
> the Super Sample Time-Lapse Camera.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Frankie
>

I used the freeware Slide Show Movie Maker to turn some time lapse sequences
into AVI format video.

Works ok but has some limitations on filesizes that it can produce.

Look here http://www.joern-thiemann.de/tools/ssmm/index.htm

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I use...Microsoft Plus-Digital Edition...easy...and....can add
music/narrations..

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"Frankie V. Fernandez, MD" <fvfernandezmd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a Canon Powershot G3, with intervalometer capability. Does any body
>know of any software that can
> process the images into a single time-lapse photo? I know there is a film
> camera offered at National Geographic called
> the Super Sample Time-Lapse Camera.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Frankie
>
 
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Frankie V. Fernandez, MD <fvfernandezmd@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I have a Canon Powershot G3, with intervalometer capability. Does any body
> know of any software that can process the images into a single time-lapse
> photo? I know there is a film camera offered at National Geographic called
> the Super Sample Time-Lapse Camera.

You could layer them in Photoshop (or GIMP) and adjust their opacities
and blend modes... That would also let you mask out parts where you only
wanted one exposure to show through.

There's also Image Stacker. I can't vouch for it since I'm using a Mac,
but look at those neeto star trails in the gallery. :)

<http://www.tawbaware.com/imgstack.htm>

You can also do this kind of stuff in ImageMagick from the command line.
 
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It sounds as though you just want to merge two images. Just about
every image editor will do that - in Photoshop use Layers, in others
you may have to paste it as an object and vary it's transparency.

Is that what you want? - your question is not clear.
 
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I don't need time-lapse movie software, just merge two or more time lapse
images into a single photograph.

But thanks for the reply!

Frankie

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> "Frankie V. Fernandez, MD" <fvfernandezmd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:cumnh9$vpn$2@nobel.pacific.net.sg...
>>I have a Canon Powershot G3, with intervalometer capability. Does any body
>>know of any software that can
>> process the images into a single time-lapse photo? I know there is a film
>> camera offered at National Geographic called
>> the Super Sample Time-Lapse Camera.
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
>>
>> Frankie
>>
>
> I used the freeware Slide Show Movie Maker to turn some time lapse
> sequences into AVI format video.
>
> Works ok but has some limitations on filesizes that it can produce.
>
> Look here http://www.joern-thiemann.de/tools/ssmm/index.htm
>
> Martin.
>
>
 
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Can it output to still photos? I don't need time-lapse movie software, just
merge two or more time lapse
images into a single photograph.

But thanks for the reply!

Frankie

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>music/narrations..
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> "Frankie V. Fernandez, MD" <fvfernandezmd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:cumnh9$vpn$2@nobel.pacific.net.sg...
>>I have a Canon Powershot G3, with intervalometer capability. Does any body
>>know of any software that can
>> process the images into a single time-lapse photo? I know there is a film
>> camera offered at National Geographic called
>> the Super Sample Time-Lapse Camera.
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
>>
>> Frankie
>>
>
>
 
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Something like that. I've seen these photographs on magazines or on ESPN
where they would show a gymnast or figure skater performing a move framed
several milliseconds at a time. I've tried photoshop and am asking for a
less expensive software application.


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> It sounds as though you just want to merge two images. Just about
> every image editor will do that - in Photoshop use Layers, in others
> you may have to paste it as an object and vary it's transparency.
>
> Is that what you want? - your question is not clear.
>
 

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"Frankie V. Fernandez, MD" <fvfernandezmd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Something like that. I've seen these photographs on magazines or on ESPN
> where they would show a gymnast or figure skater performing a move framed
> several milliseconds at a time. I've tried photoshop and am asking for a
> less expensive software application.
>
>
> <chrlz@go.com> wrote in message
> news:1108286206.217991.266800@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>> It sounds as though you just want to merge two images. Just about
>> every image editor will do that - in Photoshop use Layers, in others
>> you may have to paste it as an object and vary it's transparency.
>>
>> Is that what you want? - your question is not clear.
>>
>
>

Paint Shop Pro ?
 
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Thanks Paul!

Image Stacker looks like it. Photoshop is somewhat expensive for home use.


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> Frankie V. Fernandez, MD <fvfernandezmd@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I have a Canon Powershot G3, with intervalometer capability. Does any
>> body
>> know of any software that can process the images into a single time-lapse
>> photo? I know there is a film camera offered at National Geographic
>> called
>> the Super Sample Time-Lapse Camera.
>
> You could layer them in Photoshop (or GIMP) and adjust their opacities
> and blend modes... That would also let you mask out parts where you only
> wanted one exposure to show through.
>
> There's also Image Stacker. I can't vouch for it since I'm using a Mac,
> but look at those neeto star trails in the gallery. :)
>
> <http://www.tawbaware.com/imgstack.htm>
>
> You can also do this kind of stuff in ImageMagick from the command line.
 
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On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 13:07:22 +0800, "Frankie V. Fernandez, MD"
<fvfernandezmd@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I have a Canon Powershot G3, with intervalometer capability. Does any body
>know of any software that can
>process the images into a single time-lapse photo? I know there is a film
>camera offered at National Geographic called
>the Super Sample Time-Lapse Camera.

Most image editors that support layers will do what you want.
Effectively I think you're looking to take many images and make one
multiple exposure.
 
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On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 18:01:16 +0800, "Frankie V. Fernandez, MD"
<fvfernandezmd@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Thanks Paul!
>
>Image Stacker looks like it. Photoshop is somewhat expensive for home use.

Paint Shop Pro 9 at $129.99 CAN is the cat's ass!
 
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Frankie V. Fernandez, MD <fvfernandezmd@hotmail.com> wrote:
: Something like that. I've seen these photographs on magazines or on ESPN
: where they would show a gymnast or figure skater performing a move framed
: several milliseconds at a time. I've tried photoshop and am asking for a
: less expensive software application.

Several suggestions have been made but I will point out one other
consideration, there are multiple ways to produce one of these
images in non digital ways. Some of them use a dark background and a
strobe light while a camera is held open on bulb (or set to a long
exposure). Thus in one image the position of the subject is recorded each
time the stobe flashes. And since the shutter is open the entire time, all
of the images are captured on one frame. This effect could easily be done
in digital (with a camera that can be set to long exposures or bulb). If
the moving object is slow enough, and the location is dark enough that
overexposure isn't a problem, you could even simulate the strobe with a
hand held (and manually triggered) flash. I have even seen great photos
from caves where a single person with a flash managed to light an entire
large cave room with only one flash unit. They wandered around the room
with a manual flash "painting" the room with many many flashes while the
camera's shutter is held open. Some of these last photos have had
"exposures" of half an hour or more!

One other way that previous "strobe" images were captured were with movie
film (and more recently with video) where the images are all captured
individually but are printed (or video displayed) on a single image. With
video, there are specialized effect machines that will capture each image
and hold in the screen for a set time, while the next image is captured
(1/30th of a sec later for NTSC) and also displayed with the first one.
This continues until the first image times out and begins to fade. This
effect would work (with some effort and skill) in photoshop (or similar
"layers" style editing programs) but you need to cut out all but the
primary image from each layer so that the lower layers will show through.
This would be easier if your subject is moving infront of a solid color
background to make "selecting and cutting" the background easier.

Randy

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