Does anyone have any experience with Time Elapse Video. I have to tape 2 hours of a parking lot filling with cars and speed it up to 1 to 1.5 minutes. I was curious as to a good camera to rent, if there will be a problem speeding it up after it's been taped and does a distance
of 50-100 feet have any effect.
I've been using the Panasonic HVX200 with excellent results. I just saw the post and you may have a solution by now. There are considerations as to mounting positions, changing light/weather conditions, etc. If you use the P2 cards calculate the total time you can record then factor the exposure interval to put the entire event (with pad) onto the cards. You can speed it up more in post. Sample: http://tvmercenary.home.comcast.net/~tvmercenary/news.htm (scroll down to Douglass Bridge)