Video can inform a narrative very completely different from the one that may be a nonetheless body. While you put an entire bunch of nonetheless frames collectively, a time-lapse is born.
I set the digicam up in a vertical orientation to seize extra stars and a taller Milky Means. I initially deliberate to mild the foreground with the ISO cranked up resulting from no Moonlight and solely a little bit mild air pollution hitting the tops of the rocks.
Although the foreground was lower than good, I made a decision to run a time-lapse as I needed to benefit from the stars and windfall took care of the foreground for me for the nonetheless body. Being that I used to be going to remain.
One body out of over 350 made, mild was passing by way of my scene as if by magic. I solely wanted that one body. Seems the sunshine got here within the type of automobile headlights a little bit over a half a mile away that had excessive beams turned on. Mild raked over the scene and viola a stunning foreground was born for the nonetheless photograph! Digicam settings have been 10 seconds, ISO 6400 at f/1.8 centered on the celebrities with a fish-eye lens.
Processing for the video
Working with Adobe Bridge and Adobe Digicam Uncooked (ACR) makes it simple to course of loads of photographs with the identical settings. I chosen 350-plus photographs after reviewing and eradicating a couple of in Bridge.
After loading photographs into ACR, I utilized settings that opened up shadows and enhanced the colour. With Noise Discount utilized, photographs seem a little bit delicate within the foreground. In a time-lapse video that may be forgiven due to the movement. When completed in ACR, I pressed the Executed button vs. opening the recordsdata.
My recordsdata have been returned to Bridge with directions on how they need to be opened within the included sidecar recordsdata. One can find sidecar recordsdata are indicated within the high proper hand nook of the thumbnails in Bridge. Chosen photographs are processed and saved to a folder of TIFF photographs and a folder of JPEG photographs in a single cross.
The TIFF recordsdata have been used for additional processing for the nonetheless picture utilizing Starry Panorama Stacker; see the processing article right here. Creation of the time-lapse used JPEG recordsdata. There are particular packages out there for time-lapse creation, however on this case I used QuickTime Participant which comes customary with Mac laptop.
In QuickTime, go to File > Open Picture Sequence. Navigate to the folder of JPEGs. Choose processing parameters. I used 24 frames per second and H-264. QuickTime then makes the film.
I loaded the film into the display seize program Screenflow for additional enhancement. This can be a vertical picture with a horizontal time-lapse. I blended the nonetheless picture and used it as a background for the video.
Initially designed as a display seize program, Screenflow now does fantastic work within the video world. It does a fantastic job at that. Many enchancment for including transitions, motion and soundtracks have been added over time. I’m doing loads of my video manufacturing in Screenflow because it simplifies the advanced in working with assembling video.
Sound is essential to a video. Do that. Watch the video with the sound on. Then watch it once more along with your system muted. It’s a very completely different expertise! There are music suppliers, some freed from cost, some paid and a few blended. I used bensound. They’ve Royalty Free music some at no cost and a few paid. Music is cleared for all video platforms offered you pay or credit score in your video. You’ll observe within the video there’s a 5-second credit score with bensound.com.
Yours in Inventive Pictures & Time-Lapse, Bob