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Post Anyone know how to achieve the impossible ?
Hi all,

I'm pretty sure this is impossible, but I'll ask the question anyway as I'm desperate.
I accidentally had my canon G9 set in timelapse mode whilst shooting some movie footage of my daugther and I in the park. The question is, is it possible to convert the timelapse footage into a normal piece of standard movie footage as was intended when it was shot. I'm desper
ate because it was the last time I was walking and playing with my daugther before I was confined to a wheelchair. It's a long shot I know, but any help would be most appreciated.

Thankyou.


Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:23 am
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Post Re: Anyone know how to achieve the impossible ?
Probably the best you would be able to do is use motion interpretation software to generate intermediate frames.
There is the timewarp effect in After Effects, and a number of others. The results vary a lot, but it would be worth giving it a go at least to see what can be done.

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Post Re: Anyone know how to achieve the impossible ?
No there isn't anything you can do to convert it to normal video. Timelapse mode takes 1 or 2 frames per second and writes them into a 30 frame per second movie file such that either 30s or 15s of footage takes only one second to view.

The two frames used in interpretive software are analysed and made into an intermediatary frame so the best result you can get is either 2 or 4 frames per second but it doesn't look very normal and I prefer to watch just the low FPS rather than have something digital interpret it for me as I believe my brain does a better job


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Post Re: Anyone know how to achieve the impossible ?
It would really depend on your source footage, if there is not too much time between shots the software might handle it, if there are big changes from one frame to the next you will be out of luck.
There is a lot of software that is capable of generating the equivalent of 1000fps from regular video now, but the changes between frames is usually small, so it is easy to figure out extra frames like in this thread...
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3418

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Post Re: Anyone know how to achieve the impossible ?
Thank you for your help, it is most appreciated.


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Post Re: Anyone know how to achieve the impossible ?
Thank you Caius, I'll check it out.


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