OK, OK, I think I’ve worked out how to fool the caca Block Editor into giving me as little trouble as possible . . . so this is not so much about using Vimeo (although I am, in fact, using Vimeo) as showcasing the Nikon D7500 timelapse feature.
For them not familiar with timelapse, let me explain. You take time, uh, you see, and, uh, you, like, lapse it.
“But, how do you do that, oh mighty Timelord?“
Well, Bob, you begin with a piece of time, and you slice it up. You then throw some slices away and keep others. For instance, take ten minutes . . . in ten minutes, there are about 600 seconds. What you do, you see, is keep every tenth second, and throw the rest away (or give them to someone in need; there are a lot of people claiming to have no time).
Meaning, I set up the camera to snap a photo every ten seconds for ten minutes (and I don’t care what happens during those other 540 seconds). It’s like stop-motion photography.
This resulted in a video that’s about 2sec. long.
Let’s say I take another ten minutes, only this time I keep every fifth second and get rid of the rest.
Meaning, I set up the camera to snap a photo every five seconds for ten minutes. This results in both a longer video and a slower perceived motion, and a video that’s about 4 seconds long.
If I switch the length of time to fifteen minutes, I’m increasing the length of the resulting video by 50%, or 6 seconds, but maintain the same perceived motion.
OK, math coming your way . . .
Assume I still take a fifteen-minute chunk of time but go back to keeping every tenth frame . . . how long will the resulting video be?
Didn’t know you were going to have a math problem, didja?
Anyway, get rid of more time, and you shorten the video . . . in this case, by a half, so you end up with a 3 seconds video and it also appears the speed is faster.
The D7500 doesn’t do slow motion, but you can set the frame rate so that you can change the playback speed in a post-processing program to get a smooth (cinematic) slow-motion effect.
Which I’ve not done because I don’t have a powerful enough video post-processing program . . . but plan to get DaVinci which is free for home use. So, soon(ish).
Meanwhile, here’s a regular speed D7500 video. You can see the weather was changing, so I packed up my gear and went in.
The D7500 is (from what I’m reading) a decent camera for videography . . . I keep on threatening to get into it more, but, you know, there are many things I threaten to get into. We’ll see how this one goes.
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