Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Basic, Advanced and Expert Methods in GBTimelapse 3.1

GBTimelapse 3.1 gives you new levels of control over your exposure settings. Prior versions of GBTimelapse only had the Basic Method for controlling camera settings. The Basic Method relies on the camera’s program mode, or manual settings, to determine exposure.

Now, Basic is joined by the new Advanced and Expert Methods. These two new methods utilize the AutoRamp feature, giving you more control to produce great time-lapse in changing light conditions.

Three levels of control:
  • Basic Method - Set the camera to Program or Manual mode and let GBTimelapse capture the images at a set time-lapse interval. Any flicker can be removed later using GBDeflicker. Ideal for scenes when light isn’t changing, or quick and easy time-lapse. Basic Method is compatible with unattended capture.
  • Advanced Method - Use AutoRamp to adjust Av, Tv and ISO and automatically switch from standard Tv settings (at 1/3 f-stop intervals) to bulb exposures (at 0.001 second resolution). Any flicker due to Tv stepping when not using bulb exposures can be removed later using GBDeflicker.
    This gives excellent time-lapse results in most situations, including sunrise and sunset. Great for pros and amateurs alike. The Advanced Method is robust, totally automatic and can be run unattended
  • Expert Method - Use AutoRamp with neutral density filters during the time-lapse. Filters can be removed during the time-lapse session, as the sun is setting and the scene is getting darker. Or, add filters as the sun is rising and the scene is getting brighter. GBTimelapse adjusts the bulb exposure time when a ND filter is removed, or added. The Expert method requires your timely action to remove or add ND filters as needed during the time-lapse session.
    Flicker is virtually eliminated - AMAZING time-lapse results! This method is for the pro who wants to tinker with detail and achieve the most precise results possible. Because it requires monitoring, Expert Method is not suitable for unattended capture.
My next blog post will show examples of Advanced and Expert Methods in a side-by-side comparison. I’m so pleased to be posting the video - it shows how amazingly smooth and flicker-free your work can be when using Advanced and Expert Methods.

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