Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GBTimelapse User Malin Perfects the Time-lapse Holy Grail!

Christoph Malin, world-renowned night sky film expert, has perfected the time-lapse "holy grail!"  In the world of time-lapse photography, this is a really BIG deal!

Malin uses GBTimelapse for all of his shots in The ESO Observatories:  Atacama Transitions and Landscapes under the Southern Sky, his latest video from the ESO Ultra HD Expedition.  Malin's use of GBTimelapse allows him to achieve the elusive sunset, sunrise and overnight "holy grail."  This video is comprised of a collection of great and unique day to night to day transitions under the Southern sky in Chile's Atacama desert.

Well done, Christoph!

The ESO Observatories: Atacama Transitions and Landscapes under the Southern Sky from Christoph Malin on Vimeo.

About the Video
Malin was on the ESO Ultra HD Expedition, sponsored by Granite Bay Software, when he shot this latest video.  You can learn more about the expedition HERE.

About the Rig
The rigs he calls "bots" have GBTimelapse controlling an eMotimo TB3 pan/tilt and a Dynamic Perception dolly. GBT uses it's AutoRamp algorithm to control the exposure along with an "aperture pull" during sunset and sunrise. He is able to start the rig in the afternoon, leave it over night and return in the morning. The result is two "holy grail" overnight shots, unattended!

The rig was described in a previous GBS blog post HERE.

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