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Post Time-Lapse of Clock Help - First Test Video
Hello everyone!

Last night I shot a clock test time-lapse and the second hand is not looking good!

I'm happy with the speed of the hours and minutes hand but the second hand is not looking good at all.

I shot 1 shot every 10 seconds and I think if I shoot the clock at 1 shot every 5 second the hours and minutes hand will move too slow and the second hand will still look bad. Do I need to get a clock without the second hand? What do I need to do to make this time-lapse work?

I will using a motorized slider on the final shoot.

Thanks for the help!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LY6DIU ... e=youtu.be



Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:40 am
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Post Re: Time-Lapse of Clock Help - First Test Video
a couple of suggestions - first drag the shutter a little bit and it will make the second hand not so jumpy looking - a natural looking 180 degree shutter would be an exposure of half your interval (that might not be acceptable with a slider move - but it gives you a number to start with) and second try an interval of 9 seconds (the second hand will progress around the dial) I set up a comp in after effects and tried different intervals and 9 seconds looked definitely better than 10 seconds and it keeps the minute hand moving quickly. you also have be careful because you can get the second hand moving backwards any interval between 31 to 59 seconds. And your second idea of getting a clock without a second hand is probably the wisest choice.

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