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Nick

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Lighthouse (2.3 RC1 bulb ramping)
« on: July 15, 2012, 03:19:09 PM »
I tried out the bulb ramping with 2.3 RC1 - here's my result.. pretty good I think. Some deflickering with LRTimelapse, I didn't put too much effort into fixing the flicker but it did really well by itself I think. It was a basic 3 second interval on the Stage One dolly, though the ramping didn't say it got beyond 1" on the screen, some shots felt like they went for 2-3 seconds so it was a bit weird near the end, the dolly was moving as the shot was being taken at some points. (I don't have the move/shoot/move set up yet, still waiting on my PC sync cable so the dolly was acting independently to ML's intervalometer).



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Re: Lighthouse (2.3 RC1 bulb ramping)
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 03:24:45 PM »
3 seconds seem pretty tight for bulb ramping - especially with longer exposures which are actually done in bulb mode.

In the daylight stage, the pictures are taken in M mode (with flicker) - so it doesn't need much time to take the shot. There's also the time required for metering the shot.

Probably the optimal timing for bulb ramping is somewhere between 10 and 60 seconds.

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Re: Lighthouse (2.3 RC1 bulb ramping)
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 11:54:09 PM »
3 seconds seem pretty tight for bulb ramping - especially with longer exposures which are actually done in bulb mode.

Yeah, I hadn't realised it required the extra time for metering, i'll move to 10 or 15 seconds next time I try it! Thanks Alex.