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 Eight time-lapse predictions for 2015 
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Post Eight time-lapse predictions for 2015
Here's eight things we predict will rock the world of time-lapse in 2015.

Do you know of any other innovations coming? And how will your time-lapse wow us this year?



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Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:49 pm
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Post Re: Eight time-lapse predictions for 2015
I keep hoping that focus and zoom control will become more popular with timelapse shooters. years ago, Andrew Curtis made the first motion control lens for timelapse. That was a one-off built around one specific lens. Since then, I have been making general purpose focus motors which can be easily adapted to any lens on any camera with a ring on the lens to focus with. So far, only a handful of timelapsers have adopted the technology, making focus shifts or long optical zooms something that sets the pros apart from the hordes of amateurs.

To me, timelapse without focus is like photography with a Kodak pocket instamatic camera. You always have that tiny aperture, everything in approximate focus thing going on. Its OK if you just want to insert one or two timelapses into a regular realtime video, but you miss all the lens tricks that make SLR cameras so cool.

For this year, I'd love to see everyone head to and get some focus motors. We have lots of products for Dragonframe as well as focus motors for Dynamic Perception NMX and eMotimo. We even have a device that lets you run our focus motors or other stepper motors from Dynamic perception MX-2 controllers.

Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:38 pm
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Post Re: Eight time-lapse predictions for 2015
Nice article Photosentinel I think your predictions are spot on, maybe not in 2015 but in the longer term anyway. The Timelapse market needs to mature quite a bit before it loses its complexity ( which IMO is the main barrier to entry for hobbyists like me anyway).

Sciencelookers: your post has just come at the right time for me! In my current project I need to control focus and have been scratching my head as to the best way to do it. It seems if I attach a focus motor to my emotimo then I'm using up my 3rd axis and therefore losing dolly. Looking into Dragonframe and your MiniDF + focus motor seem like a really good way forward, unfortunately quite pricey! I'm going to download the demo of Dragonframe and start playing about tonight.


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