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Re: Who's got a spare camera and wants to try this :)

Postby ConnieD » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:46 pm

I have seen time lapse cameras for not much money.

Here's one: http://www.jr.com/casio/pe/CAS_EXG1RD/

The Casio Rugged EXILIM EX-G1 12 Megapixel Digital Camera "3X optical zoom" isn't great, but after-market post-production software can make improvements. This one even makes AVI movies. This camera is reportedly waterproof, snow-proof and freeze-proof, as well as, dust-proof and shock-proof.

Google: "time lapse photography"

Here are three reasonably inexpensive cameras: Kodak DC-290 digital camera, Pentax Optio 43WR camera and the Pentax Optio W10 which may be found on eBay or "used".

DP Review" lists 46 cameras available that support "timelapse recording" http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp

If that list doesn't have all the desireable features, select features here: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare.asp

If too expensive, "hack" an inexpensive digital camera you have: http://www.instructables.com/id/Time-Lapse-Photography/

If you don't like a kite, although there are big kites for kayaking, for example (I just found one online 3 meters averall "on sale" for $99) the remote controlled "hobby" airplanes can carry a camera. I have occasionally thought about having a kite pull my kayak. Anyway, the "hobby" airplane or "hobby" helicopter remote control might have the distance you need. The latest battery-packs for the "hobby" airplane or "hobby" helicopter are lightweight and powerful.

I considered aerial photography once. :mrgreen:

I really would like to photograph every river and stream, big and small, where it arrives at the ocean. The terrain is beautiful. It would make a great National Geographic movie and a great coffee table photography book. But some locations have ugly pollution. I could make a documentary.

If I did it, I would rent the gyro-mount available that attaches at the tripod mount to hold the camera steady enough while I lean out the door of a small airplane flying near stall-speed, either that or lean out the door of a helicopter.

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Re: Who's got a spare camera and wants to try this :)

Postby sudden » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:23 pm

You need a store on ebay and then put it in your sig :)
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Re: Who's got a spare camera and wants to try this :)

Postby ConnieD » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:57 pm

I don't have all this stuff.

You must mean realityguy. He has more stuff than everyone.

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Re: Who's got a spare camera and wants to try this :)

Postby realityguy » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:20 pm

You must mean realityguy. He has more stuff than everyone.


Not quite..but I do have a lot of hobbies,past and present.... ;) Stuff accumlates with age..and I'm old... :lol:
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Re: Who's got a spare camera and wants to try this :)

Postby zelph » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:28 am

If I did it, I would rent the gyro-mount available that attaches at the tripod mount to hold the camera steady enough while I lean out the door of a small airplane flying near stall-speed, either that or lean out the door of a helicopter.


Sounds like an action packed movie in the making :D
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Re: Who's got a spare camera and wants to try this :)

Postby JollyRogers » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:22 am

Requires a bit more investment but this is the way I used to get aerial photographs... not my video but I used to do this quite a bit. :mrgreen:

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Re: Who's got a spare camera and wants to try this :)

Postby sudden » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:36 am

JollyRogers wrote:Requires a bit more investment but this is the way I used to get aerial photographs... not my video but I used to do this quite a bit. :mrgreen:

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That's why a balloon would be a better idea (steadier and quiet). They must have used a standard video camera or phone to get that movie. The sound from the chopper totally clipped the audio and the vibrations were too much for the camera to keep still. Looks like fun though.
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Re: Who's got a spare camera and wants to try this :)

Postby ConnieD » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:25 pm

Uh, no thank you.

Google "gyroscope for aerial photography"

For example, http://www.aerialexposures.com/gyroplatform.htm is "high end"

Have a look at this: http://www.draganfly.com/uav-helicopter ... 7AodDQ_e2g

I have seen this one http://www.ken-lab.com/ as a rental, at Adolph Gasser's Photo, San Francisco, CA.

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Re: Who's got a spare camera and wants to try this :)

Postby zelph » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:08 pm

Looks like fun though.


Only if I'm viewing it from the ground :lol:
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Re: Who's got a spare camera and wants to try this :)

Postby Ridgerunner » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:59 pm

Maybe something like this would be more feasible. ;)

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