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garry23

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Silent Timelapse: trouble getting going
« on: May 24, 2014, 10:58:04 PM »
I hope some kind person can tell me where I'm going wrong on my 5DIII.

I have the latest download.

I have enabled the silent module and it works OK in both half push and burst, ie I get .dng, which I can open in LR.

When I try to set up a simple timelapse, switch to LV and try to take a silent timelapse, I 'just' get a singe silent dng, until I press half shutter again, ie the timelapse doesn't seem to initiate and trigger the silent capture.

Can someone spot what I'm doing wrong?

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Audionut

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Re: Silent Timelapse: trouble getting going
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 06:05:36 PM »
Intervalometer.

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Re: Silent Timelapse: trouble getting going
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 06:49:51 PM »
Thanks Audionut

After playing around with things myself and thinking, I worked out a few strategies that seem to be working for me.

First, with my normal CF card I can use silent burst mode and adjust the FPS to capture a mini-timelapse sequence from. Say, 1 FPS (or less) to, say, 30 FPS. I can then import these (mini) DNGs into LR, RAW correct, export to PS-CC and create GIF sequences. This approach is a great half-way house between normal RAW burst, eg about 6 FPS according to your camera, and RAW video, which requires a ‘lot’ of post processing: IMHO. With my 5DIII the buffer gives up at 28 frames.

Second, using timelapse, in the simple silent mode, I am able to capture LV DNGs. Great!

My next ‘education step’ is trying deflickering and using the ACR scripts I have read about on the ML forum. I need to do a bit more reading on the deflicker module etc.

Bottom line: as a still photographer, the burst silent mode and the silent timelapse will allow me to experiment with ‘movement’, without the ‘complexities’ of full RAW video processing; and without 'burning out' my shutter mechanism!

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Re: Silent Timelapse: trouble getting going
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 05:56:46 AM »
The deflicker module does not work with silent pics.

This script works great though: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=8850.0