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I'm currently developing the Timelapse+, a new intervalometer device with lots of features and a robust, finished design. You can find out more and pre-order here: http://www.timelapseplus.com

Here are some key features:
  • 1/10 second timing resolution
  • Light sensor for bulb ramping (to be implemented)
  • HDR timelapse
  • IR port
  • Built-in rechargable lithium-ion battery

Let me know what you think!

Happy new year all!

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Interesting. Do you have a time frame and price tag in mind?

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Sounds interesting of course, one idea: Try and make this new device compatible with the mx2 controller.

Good luck keep us informed!


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Thanks guys! I just checked out the MX2 Controller (looks nice!). The Timelapse+ should already interface fine via the aux trigger ports, however the MX2 Controller already performs basic intervalometer functions itself.

Within the year I do plan to make an accompanying dolly that's very portable an economical, but first things first! We'll see how this project goes.

You can already make pre-orders through kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eli ... -timelapse

It's $99 without bluetooth, and $129 with. They'll begin shipping in May of this year.

Sorry for my slow delay here, I just realized I have to subscribe to the thread in order to be email about new posts. I'll do better now!

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Just Saw the project very nice work! Could you also see about interfacing with both Dynamic Perception Dolly and Emotimo http://www.emotimo.com/. Pan Tilt & Dolly Movement would be amazing with your device. :D


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Interfacing with the MX2 controller is really desired, even though it has timelapse, in theory from your plans you could do a hdr timelapse with movement, if you can trigger the MX2 to move after all the shots are complete. In other words it needs to tell the mx2 to move. Can the AUX port also be an output or is it input only?

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somebody here mentioned they spoke with you, maybe over email or something, but that this device will support Nikon Bulb ramping.

the fundamental reason Nikons are not supported with bulb rampers is that they ignore the signal length. So if you send (in miliseconds) 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, Canon would respond with shutter speeds of 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, but Nikon defaults to the nearest 1/8th stop (i think) and would respond with actual shutters speeds of 71, 71, 71, 71, 71, 71, 82, 82, 82, 82 (the numbers are probably wrong but serve as an example) so you get those exposure jumps which while smoothable in post production still result in sun flares and such.

So my understanding is that Nikon bulb ramping is impossible without some sort of a firmware hack or tethering to a laptop, even then, i dont even know if it would work.

Have you found a way to get a Nikon to successfully bulb ramp? and if so have you tested it, and which camera model, and do you have any sample videos?

Not trying to bust your balls or anything, there is just a LOT of interest from Nikon shooters to get successful bulb ramping, and if i COULD bulb ramp with my Nikon i would probably sell my canon 60D and buy another D7000.

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Hi Jack,

Thanks for pointing that out! I obviously hadn't done enough research when I said I expected it to work with Nikon. I knew I could accurately control the bulb via the remote release connection and seeing it work perfectly on my canon I assumed the same for Nikon (since it's the same method and interface). I just did a lot of reading about the topic and now understand the problem. The XMP idea is very clever, but still extra work.

So from what I gather, the Timelapse+ unfortunately will NOT be able to "smoothly" ramp the exposure on Nikons. Sorry for misleading you!

I'll be putting a lot more thought and effort into this project yet, and I'll let you know if I have an update for Nikons. I'm planning on adding USB host (PTP) support in the near future, but I'm not convinced that will solve the problem for Nikon bulb ramping.

Hopefully Nikon just releases a firmware update so they can work the way we'd expect!

Thanks,

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Thank you for clearing that up. Either way i look forward to seeing your timelapse+ in action!

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Thanks Jack! Sorry again about not doing the research on that!

And Alan, yes, I will be adding a 2.5mm 3-conductor accessory port to the bottom of the device. I've gotten a lot of requests for that one! Thanks!

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great work, looks awesome! :-)


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I was going to buy The Little Bramper, but if your bulb ramping feature works as well as that, I think I'll buy your gadget. Looks really amazing!

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Autonomous bulb ramping has been tried before but never achieved to a useful degree of accuracy. Most of the problems relate to the extreme range of illumination level going from day to night or vice-versa.

The little bramper represents the current state of the art in doing flicker-free transitions from day to night. It is a very hands-on experience, requiring a lot of attention so you can change filters, adjust aperture, etc.

None of the simple photocells I've tried give good readings at night. There are TAOS light sensing chips that give an output that is a variable pulse frequency instead of a voltage which might work better at the low-illumination end. (Thanks Astronomerroyal for mentioning them)

It will probably only work with Canon cameras, but that might not be a big problem. A lot of people actually bought Canons so they could use the little bramper. Even with Canons, there is a limit on the range of bulb ramped exposures (short exposures become a problem), so you need to change ND filters as well. Colin Legg has a design for a filter wheel run by a stepper motor which might help. Its build is on hold because the filters didn't work out with a real wide lens. A lens motor can rotate a variable ND filter if that helps. Let me know if I can help with anything mechanical like that.

Bold move advertising it before a successful test. I guess having people waiting for them will motivate rapid development testing. That kind of thing gives me a feeling of unease which seems to motivate a lot of late night and weekend work until I have what is expected of me. There was a project called Lightrails a few years ago with a similar goal. You might ask Shutterdrone about it. He might have solved some of the problems you are likely to encounter.

Its a really ambitious and useful project. Count on me to buy one once its working. Very nice looking prototype by the way. Its beautifully finished for a one-off.


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sciencelookers wrote:
Autonomous bulb ramping has been tried before but never achieved to a useful degree of accuracy. Most of the problems relate to the extreme range of illumination level going from day to night or vice-versa.



Not to mention clouds screwing things up. Honestly i think autonomous bulb ramping should be a piece of cake, just figure out a method of establishing the correct exposure ramping curve and with weighting factors on the end as far as dark zone, city lights, rural, etc for the proper end exposure calculation, then tell it what time the sun sets and let er rip.


ive been toying with building a datalogging monitor device for the little bramper to capture that exact data, including time/date, latitude, scheduled sunset time, and then gather the exposure and interval data along with the ISO/aperature shifts.

if we get enough people working on it and get enough data, somebody will figure a way to build out a predictive system using an RTC where you tell it your latitude, end exposure target, and what time the sun sets. It should be able to figure the rest out for you.

with that method we can eliminate the problem of the light meter screwing it all up because it is too dumb to understand things like clouds which can still disrupt ambient light.

the sun sets the same way all the time depending on the time of year. it should be pretty darn predictable.

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Not to mention clouds screwing things up. Honestly i think autonomous bulb ramping should be a piece of cake, just figure out a method of establishing the correct exposure ramping curve and with weighting factors on the end as far as dark zone, city lights, rural, etc for the proper end exposure calculation, then tell it what time the sun sets and let er rip.


I'm aware of the challenges here. I'll be making it able to do both auto or autonomous bulb ramping, and your suggestions sound good, Jack. It would be really interesting to get sunset data for a full range of latitudes.

What I'm working on for auto bulb ramping is being able to average the light readings from the last 30 minutes (or a configurable length). This would minimize the effect of clouds. One effect of this approach, however, is that a sunset would get very dark once the sun sets, and then the exposure will slowly lengthen and bring the scene back to a natural brightness. This could be good or bad. I'm working on a system where the user can write "expressions" that incorporate different variables (avg light, current light, avg exp, last exp) to evaluate the next expsoure as an advanced configuration mode. This would let people experiment with their own algorithms.

It's still a work in progress. Many kickstarter projects are still in development, as is this one. Backers (those who are preordering) are supporting the development and getting chance to contribute ideas and follow the development. This pre-funding process assures me I'm not wasting my time putting A LOT into this. So far I've been amazed by the response. I've made some mistakes and naive assumptions along the way, but I'll keep you all in the loop as the final product develops.

And keep the comments and suggestions coming -- now is my chance to make corrections! I realize that many people here have way more experience than I and I take your suggestions and critique very seriously. Thanks!

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I am hoping that as a fall back you will still be able to do manual bulb ramping like the Little Bramper, if not than I think that might be an issue. I am sure there will be times that the auto version may not work or you might not get it to work reliably and having a manual system would be a good.

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Light sensing chip - http://www.taosinc.com/ProductDetails.aspx?id=155
Should work better at the low end. This might be really helpful if you have the sensor looking through the camera viewfinder. Thank Astronomerroyal for it, he sent me the link for a similar project.


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Elija, I'm wondering if the device will have upgradeable firmware or customizable code? I didn't see info on this front in your video or updates... Some of the programming I was hoping for is time of day automated bulb ramping, since the sun is predictable. Maybe your eventual iphone app can even supply Lat/Long via bluetooth; after that, it's a simple equation.

Looks like a great device! Congrats on getting funded! I had a successful Kickstarter (albeit for WAY less money!) and I know it feels good to have people believe in your concept.

Cheers,

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Damn, this looks awesome!
This could be used for long exposure photography as well, right? Just set a delay, the exposure and only 1 frame in the timelapse menu? How long is the maximum exposure length?
I see that the Nikon D7000 isn't in the list for the IR supported cameras, is that right?
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Thanks guys!

Yes, it will also have manual bulb ramping. I'm really liking some of the non-light sensor automated bulb ramping ideas here, too!

Once I've got it ready for release, the firmware will be open-source so if you can code in C you can try out your own ideas, too! In once sense, it's a ready-to-go timelapse device, and in another, it's a robust hardware platform for starting your own ideas.

And thanks for the light sensor link -- that really looks interesting! I have an analog sensor in it right now, and to increase the range I have a variable voltage divider (resistor array controlled by digital IO). If I can't get that to provide the range I need, it looks like that sensor can. I'll find out soon!

If the D7000 supports Nikon's IR remote, then it should work with IR as well, since I believe they're all the same (but I haven't confirmed this).

It's true -- it's been so encouraging to see people believe in the product! Even with my inexperience, I've been so impressed by so many brilliant people contributing great suggestions.

Thanks!

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One request I have is a way to create and save lens profiles. When you are aperture stepping every lens is different and I have to test each lens and document the change between stops. It would be cool if you can select the lens you are using and tell the device what aperture setting you are starting with. Then with a simple press of the up or down arrow you can toggle through the aperture steps that you saved. And to add to that you can identify a ND filter that you are starting with as an option.

A red LCD would be preferred for the night lapses.


P.S. I still love my Little Bramper and the interaction it require throughout the shot. But I might have to purchase one of these if these request are achievable.


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Elijah, after reading up on it, I was so impressed that I decided to pre-order the bluetooth model! I'm excited to see a user community arise, sharing code, improving it, etc...

Cheers,

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congratulations on gettting the funding! It will be interesting to see how the device expands over time, and what additional features you can come up with

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Thanks for the additional suggestions! I am working on sourcing a red-backlit LCD, but so far what I've found is not 100% compatible (I could make it work, but it will take a little redesigning). So I'm not sure what I'll be able to do yet regarding that for the first round of production. But as a backup, (I know it's not ideal) you can turn the backlight off and use a red flashlight for setup, since it's the kind of LCD that doesn't need a backlight if there's adequate light available.

Sorry for my absence here! It's been a busy last few weeks! In addition to having our first baby (he's just over two weeks old now), I'm working on getting production lined up Timelapse+. I'm just waiting for more parts to arrive and I'll be building the next prototype, and if that goes well, I'll build 25 more for testing, and then it's off to production.

There's just one more day to preorder at the kickstarter backer price! It's been amazing -- I'm really blown away by the response! I was going to $20k in gross sales to get it started, and it's now over $150k!

Thanks guys!

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ive been watching your progress on there! its amazing! Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sorry for re-posting this suggestion but I feel it is a very important piece. Anyone can tell you that has used the Little Bramper or similar device that Aperture stepping is necessary to achieve the night to day transition. ISO stepping can only go so far (2 hours before sunset to night. Where I am anyways). And ND filters cause an image shift.

That being said Aperture stepping is different on all lenses.

For example changing from F16 to F14
Canon 10mm-22mm @ 10MM .32 stop difference between F16 and F14
Canon 85MM .28 stop difference between F16 and F14
Sigma 20mm .42 stop difference between F16 and F14

On every lens I have to go through every aperture setting and through trial and error document each F/Stop difference.

Having the ability to create lens profiles that save the difference between each setting would eliminate the need to carry around a cheat sheet and human input error while on site.


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I just noticed you said "1/10 second resolution for the interval and BULB duration"? What do you mean by that?


If it mean what I think it does I don't think that's going to produce a smooth enough bulb ramp?


1/10 -> 1/20 -> 1/30 VS 1/10 ->1/11 ->1/12-> 1/13.....


Also what is the shortest bulb exposure? For example the Little Bramper is 1/50th and anything faster than that you run into the "X-time". The delay between the trigger and the shutter reacting. The X-time a programmable field in the Little Bramper at it factors the delay when triggering. The "X-time" is different for every camera. Have you accounted for this? If not its worth looking into.


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Elijah says that it is finally shipping. waiting.


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Jack Ripper wrote:
sciencelookers wrote:
Autonomous bulb ramping has been tried before but never achieved to a useful degree of accuracy. Most of the problems relate to the extreme range of illumination level going from day to night or vice-versa.



Not to mention clouds screwing things up. Honestly i think autonomous bulb ramping should be a piece of cake, just figure out a method of establishing the correct exposure ramping curve and with weighting factors on the end as far as dark zone, city lights, rural, etc for the proper end exposure calculation, then tell it what time the sun sets and let er rip.


ive been toying with building a datalogging monitor device for the little bramper to capture that exact data, including time/date, latitude, scheduled sunset time, and then gather the exposure and interval data along with the ISO/aperature shifts.

if we get enough people working on it and get enough data, somebody will figure a way to build out a predictive system using an RTC where you tell it your latitude, end exposure target, and what time the sun sets. It should be able to figure the rest out for you.

with that method we can eliminate the problem of the light meter screwing it all up because it is too dumb to understand things like clouds which can still disrupt ambient light.

the sun sets the same way all the time depending on the time of year. it should be pretty darn predictable.

I hear you, let me know if you need some data or whatever, I'm more than willing to contribute to this project if you decide to jump on it!!


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Has anybody received theirs yet? Would love to hear more about the bulb ramping feature and how it performs....

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It showed up in the mail today. I have about 20 minutes looking at it. First impressions.
Much smaller than expected. Maybe 1/2 the size of my Iphone.
Came with the cables that I ordered, and they are interchangeable. One controller fits different brands of cameras!
LCD screen can be set for 2 pretty colours and text is big enough to read if you don't need reading glasses.
The instruction card is nicely printed, in English only, and the writer appears to have at least high school English skills. No confusing directions, no mangeled instructions.
Appears well made, in the USA. (at least someone is employed)
Web site not yet complete but has forums and even a firmware update.

Will have to see how it works this weekend.


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I received mine a few days ago. I posted on the Kickstart page a message reaching out to Elijah to start a dialog regarding the ramping feature. For it to be usable to me it needs to be re-worked from the ground up. I will not stop using my little bramper any time soon.

Here are the settings when in the Ramping setting:

Delay 0:00
Frames 00
Inrvl 2.0
Bulb 1 0.0
*Key 0:00
Bulb 2 0.0


As you can see it doesn't appear to be a way to do ISO or Aperture stepping. Not sure what *Key does.


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Zigmo wrote:
I received mine a few days ago. I posted on the Kickstart page a message reaching out to Elijah to start a dialog regarding the ramping feature. For it to be usable to me it needs to be re-worked from the ground up. I will not stop using my little bramper any time soon.

Here are the settings when in the Ramping setting:

Delay 0:00
Frames 00
Inrvl 2.0
Bulb 1 0.0
*Key 0:00
Bulb 2 0.0


As you can see it doesn't appear to be a way to do ISO or Aperture stepping. Not sure what *Key does.


I got mine yesterday. I emailed Elijah about the bulb ramping features and he put up some info on his website about it. Although, I feel it needs to be more complete with suggested settings and examples. The Key refers to Key frames.

From his site:

Here are the steps to configure a bulb-ramp time-lapse, starting from the Main Menu of the Timelapse+:
Use the up/down buttons to select Timelapse and press the right button
Press the right button again to change the mode (default is Time-lapse)
Scroll down to select Bulb Ramp and press the upper-right button to save the selection
The rest of the options will now be different because of the changed mode (to Bulb Ramp):
Delay: Amount of time before beginning
Frames: Number of photos in the time-lapse
Intrvl: (Interval) Amount of time between the start of each exposure (this should be >= longest bulb time)
Bulb 1: Starting exposure length
*Key: Seconds from start when Bulb 2 is met
Bulb 2: Exposure length when the above *Key is reached
If you want to add more key/bulb pairs, press the upper-left button and select Add Keyframe
Make sure the camera is in bulb mode and and set to manual focus.

http://docs.timelapseplus.com/Tutorials/Bulb-Ramping

BTW I wish I had a Little Bramper, and I actually ordered one before Thomas stopped selling them because he was "travelling". He comfirmed my payment but then never shipped the item. I've been trying to contact him for months with no success. I feel a little cheated by this guy.

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Looks like an cool tool! What I am in need of is an intervelometer that includes an electronic flash sync socket. I'm working on a proposal to do long-duration time-lapse inside caves, to record slow-growing cave life over the course of months, probably with something other than a DSLR, but that is always an option. Thinking two to four frames per day, entire setup powered by external batteries. Anyone done anything like this before?

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gusf wrote:
Looks like an cool tool! What I am in need of is an intervelometer that includes an electronic flash sync socket. I'm working on a proposal to do long-duration time-lapse inside caves, to record slow-growing cave life over the course of months, probably with something other than a DSLR, but that is always an option. Thinking two to four frames per day, entire setup powered by external batteries. Anyone done anything like this before?


Why would you use anything other than a DSLR for this? DSLR would give you your synch cable port, you could attach an external battery and you could do a long interval with a simple remote.

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Post Re: Timelapse+ : a new, feature-rich intervalometer
Very happy with this intervalometer. Seems to be the perfect fit in my kit and I really dig the rechargeable battery.(I also feel like it will probably charge off of my battery packs with USB built in but haven't tested that yet.) Build quality is also great and I look forward to the future expandability of the remote.

Thought I had but as more of these devices come out utilizing the USB there's no way something like that could read the card and create preview files automatically for us is there? I'm sure it's not necessary most of the time but if I have an hour drive out somewhere a preview file running on a small device like that might be pretty handy.


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Post Re: Timelapse+ : a new, feature-rich intervalometer
has anyone connected one to the MX2 ?

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Post Re: Timelapse+ : a new, feature-rich intervalometer
Anybody aware of anybody using this with the MX2 & stage zero?


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Post Re: Timelapse+ : a new, feature-rich intervalometer
Guys it's very easy to integrate ANY camera controller with the MX2 by simply 'listening' to the camera via the PC port (aka flash sync).

Here's the concept: rather than going through the somewhat messy loop of integrating said camera controller (like the Timelapse+ or any other controller) with the MX2 you just let the controller control the camera and you have the MX2 listen for the exposures to complete (ie the shutter closing).

Here's how it's done:
-Make sure your working with the latest firmware (.92) : http://dynamicperception.com/software/d ... te-utility
-Connect your camera to the MX2 Ext1 port using a PC to 3/32" flash sync cable (like this one from promote systems: http://www.promotesystems.com/products/ ... t-Kit.html )
-Set the the I/O 2 to 'Ext Int' on the MX2 (Settings>I/O 2>Ext Int)
-Set the Invert I/O to 'ON' on the MX2 (Settings>Invert I/O>on)

Okay now your all set; make sure your MX2 is powered up, make sure it's been toggled from off to 'int' on the main screen and you've got all the other settings you need properly set up. Use the 3rd party camera controller to control the camera and the MX2 will only be triggered after the shutter has closed.


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Post Re: Timelapse+ : a new, feature-rich intervalometer
The ChronoController runs in a very similar way. Plug the intervalometer into the Input, and use SGO (sync go) instead of MGO (master go) when you start the routine, once it sees the shutter close it knows to move.

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