Stop motion photography

1 month 3 weeks ago #728324 by Zach Mosher
Hey gang, good morning.  I would like to try stop motion photography.  How many different frames should there be for each second of video that is created?  I don't want a smooth video created, but obvious breaks.  I've ordered an overhead camera brace, and a new remote.  Now I just need to figure out timing. 

Thanks for the help.  

Zach


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1 month 3 weeks ago #728334 by CharleyL
That will depend on what you are shooting. A bullet is much faster than an arrow or speeding car. A different rate will be required for each, unless making videos, but even at very high video frame rates, you may have difficulties, depending on what you are trying to photograph. If you can control the beginning of the target movement, then selecting different frame rates for testing, will have the best chance of catching the movement without excessive empty frames.

Those taking photos of water drops, etc. frequently use an electronic circuit with an adjustable delay to trigger the camera. For this, a photo sensor detects the drop falling and the time delay triggers the camera milliseconds later to photograph the event further past the photo sensor.  Experimenting with this delay time lets you catch the droplet where you want it in the frame(s). A similar setup lets you catch arrows and bullets in flight, but at much shorter delay times. Knowing the approximate speed range in feet per second helps calculate the approximate delay time needed. Setting the camera to take multiple frame shots when triggered then lets you catch the object with the least number of frames taken.  A high frame rate video made first usually helps determine the timing needed. If a single frame of the video does not produce the desired resolution for the needed photo, you will then need to try the millisecond delayed camera trigger trigger and multiple shots of a still camera. Be prepared to repeat this many times with different delay settings to get the desired result. 

Charley


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1 month 3 weeks ago #728417 by Zach Mosher
Thank you for chiming in.  Actually I was looking to show a sandwich getting eaten from the plants view if that helps my direction.  


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1 month 3 weeks ago #728455 by Tim Kelley


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1 month 2 weeks ago #728500 by Sanford
You need to have a little OCD for stop motion photography :rofl:


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1 month 2 weeks ago #728511 by Zach Mosher

Sanford wrote: You need to have a little OCD for stop motion photography :rofl:


LOL got that covered!  


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