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Old Mar 15, 2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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Can you please tell what camera and programe is good for making a very good time lapse for a scientific purpose?

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Old Mar 15, 2004, 3:54 PM   #2
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What sort of time lapse? 1 sec apart? 10 sec? 30 Sec? Longer? For how many exposures?

What kind of situation? Will you have power so you don't have to rely on the camera's batteries? Can you shoot while tethered to a PC?

What kind of light? Natural or controlled? Shooting through a microscope or telescope?

What output do you need? Low resolution animated GIF for the web? Conversion to HDTV? Prints of selected images?

And the killer: What is your budget?
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Old Mar 15, 2004, 4:47 PM   #3
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If you take the images manually, Animation Workshop among others will make a movie of it for you.

If you want to have the camera hooked to a computer and the computer run the camera for time lapse you need a camera that can be controlled through firewire or USB. These program among others will do that with some Canon DSLR cameras: http://www.breezesys.com/DSLRRemoteP...rofeatures.htm http://www.breezesys.com/10DRemote/1...tefeatures.htm
This works with lesser Canon cameras: http://www.breezesys.com/PSRemote/index.htm
I think some Canons come with remote capture software that does time lapse.

There are cameras that take time lapse without external connections or software. Some take only time lapse shots in the movie format which is low resolution. The Minolta A1 and A2 take full size time lapse images that can be made into a movie. Others probably do as well. The reviews donít always say which Ė one of those things reviewers donít seem very interested in.
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Old Mar 16, 2004, 2:35 AM   #4
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Check this out...I have just ordered one. Should suit your needs.

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Old Apr 20, 2004, 10:16 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies.
But first of all i need a digital camera with no limits in how many pictures you can take with a certain interval. Does any one know about such a camera?
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 10:24 AM   #6
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It would also be nice if anyone knew a camera (better than a web camera) that can be plugged directly to the computer, so that the computer captures the images with a certain time between the exposures.
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 10:39 AM   #7
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Most Canon cameras come with software ("Remote Capture") that takes pixtures automatically when tethered to the computer with a USB cable...
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