ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 19 May 2014

WHAT A PALAVER. (19/05/14)

I am getting addicted to time lapse videos. This one is a bit like watching paint dry as I picked the wrong flowers. I did manage to shoot small RAW images for almost six hours at one every ten seconds.

Yesterday I got in a real muddle. Everything was going wrong.I loaded six tracks into CS6 then resized them using the Free Transform tool. I then pulled them all into one track, added a cross fade and the frame size altered. Then I started adding key frames to zoom and they disappeared.

On and on it went. I don’t really think this one is worth it but it is short and I hopefully learnt a bit more about the job. The odd jumps are the dogs banging the tripod. They were trying to help. It is fatal to curse them as they then give it another nudge whilst coming to apologise.

Flowers of Foyers.

I’m here for yet another week. My son is coming up for the weekend. I’ll get some pictures. Next Tuesday I really am going to go to Skye then head north for the rest of the summer.

Have fun.

34 comments:

  1. Brilliant video Adrain, number 1.

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    1. Bob, there is still room for improvement. I'll have another go before i give them a rest.

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  2. Beautiful video with beautiful music.

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    1. Maria, it isn't as good as I hoped it would be. I'm slowly getting the workflow sorted.

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  3. Crackling work Adrian, with that amount of patience you should be up for a sainthood ...perhaps you should have a word with el Papa, I'm sure he could oblige?

    You're 99% there with the workflow, you just need the flowers to be a bit more 'lively' for the next time!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I think a brighter backdrop and as you say a faster flower. I'm not going anywhere near a Catholic without body armour.

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  4. So basically you can thank the dogs for this result, without them it had become not much perhaps.

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    1. Bas, yes they provided most of the movement.

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  5. Adrian I don't really understand what you're talking about (no offence meant!) but I do really like these time lapse videos - they have a lovely quality about them

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    1. Annie they will with a bit of luck get better. They are fun to do.

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  6. Well, I'm very impressed. But then, what do I know about it?

    I hope you'll still be with us, as it were, on Skye? Have a great time.

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    1. Frances, I have another week here. I should be interneted on Skye.

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    1. John, so was the language. I'll try to find something a bit more lively. I'll have a look for a snail.

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  8. When you are old and you finish up in a residential home, the carers will not know what to make of your mumbled references to "RAW", "CS6" and "Free Transform Tools".
    "There, there Miser Adrian. Now be good lad and drinking up your soup! And put zat free transform tool away!" (spoken with a Bulgarian accent)

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    1. YP, not to mention key frames.
      Just finished The Headland. I am impressed. I enjoyed it more than Twelve Years a Slave.

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    2. Thank you Adrian. I am delighted that you ordered it and read it. Before I die, I really must put my writing hat on again. I have 50,000 words of a second book done. I wrote it before working in Thailand and I really must get back to it.

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    3. Thank you Neil, I enjoyed the twist but which was the dream?
      It is a good read the only bits I'd edit are Poodle to Google and Buttface to FaceBook.

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  9. I enjoyed that way beyond my skill set. I would agree with Trevor about using more "lively" flowers perhaps starting at dawn and doing it as they "awake".

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    1. Douglas, it is a bit beyond mine as well. I started at about half three. I'll check some different flowers and see if I can find fast growing ones. Fast opening I really need.

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    1. Andrew it is good fun. The nature programmes on telly use it a lot. They are much better at it.

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  11. You have the patience of a saint.
    Impressive video.

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    1. Keith, I enjoy doing them. It does take a while but I can read the paper or a book.get on with all sorts while it is processing.

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  12. So these are photos, rather than video, put on to a video player or processed as video. Nicely done.

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    1. Horst, yes individual RAW images. Stacked up and put into a video timeline. there should have been 2160 of them but i lost a few as i had to change the ring light batteries. Most video editors recognise a stack with sequentially numbered images. They don't always remain sequential as some will be badly flawed and have to be binned. Or the camera starts renumbering. I pop each shot sequence into a folder and rename and number it.

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  13. Now that's cool! Really cool! I enjoyed watching and thinking about what you said you had to do to get this video.

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    1. Red, hopefully the next will have a bit more going on and be more polished.

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  14. That was lovely and I like the music. Thanks for your patience.

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  15. Thanks Pauline. I'll work on the details now.

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    1. Laura, I now have most of the technique but will try and work on the artistry next time.

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  17. Muy muy buenooo. Se aprecian muy bien las gotas de agua!!!
    Un abrazo

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    1. Laura, Cuando terminó me dijo Whoopee! El agua es 50% de glicerina. Se queda donde se rocía durante más tiempo.

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