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Is it possible to do a timelapse with slow zoom ?

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Is it possible to do a timelapse with slow zoom ?
« on: 16 / February / 2010, 08:06:13 »
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Hi,
I want to make timelapse with slow zoom.
It is possible with a A590IS?

example:
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Re: Is it possible to do a timelapse with slow zoom ?
« Reply #1 on: 16 / February / 2010, 13:27:10 »
Those timelapses are normally achieved by post processing (croping) each image in the computer rather than the camera.

Here is one example of a Lightroom script to prepare the pictures before merging them into a video: http://regex.info/blog/2008-05-20/820

I guess there are other programs/scripts out there in case you don't use Lightroom.

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Re: Is it possible to do a timelapse with slow zoom ?
« Reply #2 on: 16 / February / 2010, 16:44:55 »
Surprised that you can't!
Sure can on s2is and s5is.

Re: Is it possible to do a timelapse with slow zoom ?
« Reply #3 on: 16 / February / 2010, 16:48:37 »
so the "set_zoom" can only use interger, not float? right?
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a590-101b-0.9.9-868-full


Re: Is it possible to do a timelapse with slow zoom ?
« Reply #4 on: 16 / February / 2010, 17:02:38 »
Surprised that you can't!
Sure can on s2is and s5is.

What script do you use?
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Re: Is it possible to do a timelapse with slow zoom ?
« Reply #5 on: 16 / February / 2010, 18:06:48 »
The s2 and s5 have 128 zoom positions whereas most of the Powershot and Ixus range only have 8 or 15. Since you can only zoom in steps it's not possible to make a long smooth optical zoom in a script on such cameras.
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Re: Is it possible to do a timelapse with slow zoom ?
« Reply #6 on: 16 / February / 2010, 18:25:33 »
OK, Thanks for your reply.
Perhaps I should look for a S5 camera :-)

How smooth will a 128 step zoom be on an timelapse movie?
« Last Edit: 16 / February / 2010, 18:27:35 by Olgmo1 »
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