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Blog entry by Canadian Woodworks posted 12-08-2010 04:22 AM 3280 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We decide to set up our Nikon D-80 on a tripod to make a time lapse video. I have done a bunch of reading, how to’s and what not regarding time lapse with a Nikon. Just hook it up to a computer, in our case a Mac Book Pro use Nikons Camera control software. The software has time lapse feature built right with every setting you would need to adjust.

We setup the camera to take a picture every 5 seconds, then into Quicktime Pro at 15 frames per second.

Anyways check it out, I think it’s really neat and will be making more videos in the future.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com



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JasonWagner

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#1 posted 12-08-2010 04:38 AM

Love it!...pretty cool. I wonder if I can do that with my Canon XTi…

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 05:32 AM

really cool Paul! The chair is awesome too!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 12-08-2010 05:45 AM

What was the real time spent putting on the finish?

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#4 posted 12-08-2010 06:14 AM

Now if I could really work that fast, maybe – just maybe – I could actually get a project or two finished.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Canadian Woodworks

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#5 posted 12-08-2010 06:25 AM

I did’t actually time how long it takes to put the finish on, but I think about 10 minutes to brush is on let it soak in for 30 minutes and wipe all off about 20 minutes.

I cut some frames out that were of just the chair sitting with finish to shorten up the clip

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#6 posted 12-08-2010 09:28 AM

Always enjoy time lapse movies. The hardest part is keeping the camera in one spot over a long period.

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#7 posted 12-08-2010 02:36 PM

Time lapses are always fun to watch. That rocking chair is beatuiful. Great work!

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#8 posted 12-08-2010 02:57 PM

If I could work that fast I could sell things and make a worth while paycheck!

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john

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#9 posted 12-08-2010 03:16 PM

Great job as usual Paul !!

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Canadian Woodworks

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#10 posted 12-08-2010 04:52 PM

Thanks, this was kinda a quick and dirty test of how to make a time lapse, there will be more in all your futures. LOL

Very happy with the results, especially because I was going to get a video camera to do this. Instead I used the ole internet to teach this young dog a new trick.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#11 posted 12-08-2010 10:42 PM

I wish I could work that fast ;-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#12 posted 12-11-2010 10:15 PM

very nice demo of the timelapse function of a D80. After looking at the 600 page instruction manual I went with a Nikon L1011. It will do stop action but not timelapse.

Great video, and beautiful Maloof style rocker too!

-- vicrider

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Canadian Woodworks

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#13 posted 12-12-2010 05:26 PM

We will be building a moving dolly and track for the camera soon, keep watching!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#14 posted 12-12-2010 05:36 PM

That was fun to watch!

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#15 posted 12-21-2010 12:32 PM

Nice finish Paul.

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