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2009/03/13
 00:30:10

Bethel Commons construction captures

I posted links to web versions of the timelapse videos on Twitter recently, mentioning I'd eventually post the real versions (that don't look horrible from compression, but are also several hundred MB each). I did get them online recently, but never really publicized the links. I now have a page online linking most of my Brushaber Commons construction captures (photos and videos). Enjoy.

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2007/10/11
 00:59:20

A trip experiment

I took a photo trip today, and assembled 985 of the photos into a video (warning - 24MB). This part of the trip was a bit of an experiment based on a recent idea. I initially planned for a shot every 12 seconds. Unfortunately due to using a pot rather than fixed resistors, it not staying on the breadboard on its own, and not wanting to spend the time to tweak it properly while securing it, the time was significantly longer. First discovery is I realized that I need a smaller interval between photos. Five seconds would probably be better, although if the road was more visible, it may not be as bad. Second is the mount needs to be taller — I unfortunately neglected to take the wiper into account. The actual mount could have gone high enough to avoid it, but the means of keeping the camera from rotating could not. I need to devise a new way to keep it from rotating. I have an idea, but the initial 20 minutes and $2 at Home Depot for the camera mounting hardware didn't allow for that. I may have to invest another 20 and $5 now that I know the concept works.

Based on the video, can anyone say where I went? And if so, did you have to step through? Note, enlarging it just makes it seem more jumpy rather than helping - the 720p version is annoying to watch.

I'll be posting a link to another video soon too, that one a bit more fun to watch. I need to get some decent-looking versions that are less than 80MB first though. Video codecs don't deal well with every frame having significant differences, and Quicktime doesn't even seem to really try with nonstandard settings. :(