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Over the weekend, I decided to make a time lapse video.
After making the video, I get a weird flickering....even if the video is slowed down its not the sunlight but still flickers.
Anyone want to chime in?

Settings were
-2 seconds
-WB - Daylight
-f8
-Manual focus
-Active D-Lighting off
-iso 100

Here is the video

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post #2 of 19
Did you shoot it in manual? If not, then thats your problem.
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OP says its in Manual :\\
Not sure what to say, seems almost as if it is something about light though
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post #4 of 19
He didn't say it was in manual... Wheres it say that? I just checked 2" exposure (I think that was the interval?) at ISO 100 and f/8 equivalent (1/30 f/1.4 ISO 100) and thats the same as the inside of my house and it is DARK in here. It'd be impossible to be that dim outside unless he had a ND filter.
Edited by dudemanppl - 3/28/11 at 7:11pm
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Did you shoot it in manual? If not, then thats your problem.
Everything was in manual. I don't do auto settings

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OP says its in Manual :\\
Not sure what to say, seems almost as if it is something about light though
I thought it was light as well....but when the sunlight comes through the clouds, it lights up my neighbors roof...
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I type too slow. Is 2" the interval or shutter speed?
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I type too slow. Is 2" the interval or shutter speed?
2 sec interval.
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post #8 of 19
Weird, if the shutter speed is consistent, I see no cause for the flickering. Good luck...
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How many times have you sped it up? ie, how many frames per second.

I know the last time I shot a time lapse - I used a lens without an aperture ring, which means each time the camera opens up the aperture, the aperture is physically slightly different each time,leading to a variation in exposure that isn't noticeable in photos, but is very obvious in time lapses.

But in your case it is a bit more pronounced.

What software did you use? Perhaps the software automatically inserted a black frame in between each photo resulting in the consistent flickering? Try Windows Live Movie Maker to make the same timelapse and see if it makes a difference because WLMM is free and you can quickly see if it is a software problem
    
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How many times have you sped it up? ie, how many frames per second.

I know the last time I shot a time lapse - I used a lens without an aperture ring, which means each time the camera opens up the aperture, the aperture is physically slightly different each time,leading to a variation in exposure that isn't noticeable in photos, but is very obvious in time lapses.

But in your case it is a bit more pronounced.

What software did you use? Perhaps the software automatically inserted a black frame in between each photo resulting in the consistent flickering? Try Windows Live Movie Maker to make the same timelapse and see if it makes a difference because WLMM is free and you can quickly see if it is a software problem
It's at 60 fps. I tried 30 fps but it wasn't smooth as I thought it would be.
As for the software, I made it in Quicktime Pro. I have also tried it on Windows movie maker and got the same result.
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