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Bob Cole
smooth timelapse pans and dolly moves
on Apr 5, 2008 at 3:16:06 am

Has anybody discovered a nice inexpensive device for:

(1) smoothly, slowly panning a camera for timelapse?
(2) smoothly, slowly moving a platform along a dolly track, for timelapse?

I know there are very expensive devices -- I'm looking for that other one that does more than it should. I don't need anything as sophisticated as motion control plus camera control (i.e. move-stop-shoot- move-stop-shoot).

Thanks!

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Jason Jenkins
Re: smooth timelapse pans and dolly moves
on Apr 5, 2008 at 5:29:34 am

If you use a digital still camera for the time-lapse you can have enough resolution to pan and zoom in post. Obviously you can't do dolly moves though...



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Bob Cole
Re: smooth timelapse pans and dolly moves
on Apr 5, 2008 at 11:30:16 am

Absolutely, and I thought that would be enough too, but my cameras are 5 megapixels, and so I can't really pan and zoom all that much. It does help with the reframing though, because it's hard to predict the "good parts." And zooming and pan still seems sort of flat -- like zooming and panning stills in After Effects. I would love to add the fluidity of a move to the timelapse.

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Dan Brockett
Re: smooth timelapse pans and dolly moves
on Apr 8, 2008 at 4:12:18 am

No cheap way to do real timelapse dolly shots but I recall seeing a bunch of posts a long time ago from guys using telescope motors to pan and tilt their Nikon D80s and getting some pretty awesome footage doing it.

Can't recall which of the dozen production sites I frequent that I saw this post on. Just Google "timelapse telescope motors" and see what comes up.

Dan

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