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dfort

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Lunar Eclipse
« on: February 09, 2018, 06:26:12 AM »
We've been having discussion about various timelapse workflows on the 100D topic so I thought I'd share this timelapse I did a few days ago during the lunar eclipse on January 31, A.K.A. Super Blue Blood Moon.


Shot on a 700D in Movie Crop Mode at 2fps with a 135mm Rokinon lens and a Nikon 2x tele extender. Yeah, it was all hacked together.

It looks like a still with a motion effect but it was a timelapse, really! I could actually see it move through the frame as I was setting up the shot.

A while later it started getting light. What looks like a 3/4 moon is actually the full moon with the earth's shadow. Nothing fancy on this one, just a still CR2 with the 135mm, no tele extender.

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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 09:14:11 AM »
That moon setting is indeed quite fancy and definitely killer work on the Super Blue Blood Moon. Was the resolution @ 1792x1032p while in Movie Crop mode?
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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 10:36:54 AM »
Great work, Dfort !  The moon picture with the beautiful sky and clouds in the background is quite nice.  For the time lapse I would use the 5x-magnification mode at 2520x1080 resolution.  This would have provided a much sharper image of the moon.   Give it a try and you will see the improvement.

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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 03:45:32 PM »
Actually it was shot at 1280x720--learned that trick from an astrophotographer. Shooting at a higher resolution would have resulted in a smaller moon in the frame. I was thinking about doing some image stacking to improve the resolution. By the way, I did a speed up in post so there are more frames to work with. Nothing was planned. I saw the event out of my window and shot this in my pajamas while I was still half asleep.
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Re: Lunar Eclipse
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 06:22:45 PM »
@IDA_ML - I was thinking about the recommendation of using the largest image size possible, here are some articles you might find enlightening.

Can we get similar results shooting a smaller frame size but at a higher frame rate?

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=15306.0

How about stacking a bunch of low resolution images to create a superresolution image?

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=15621.0

At one point I tried my best to help out someone who's main interest was astrophotography. He was using a 60D in mv640crop mode. I believe that is the only camera that can do this. You need to set the Canon menu to 640x480 resolution!

https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=16912.0

Some of this seems counter intuitive but you can actually get some high quality results by shooting lots of images at a lower resolution. One of the articles I read was to shoot hand held because there needs to be slight variations between the stacked images for it work properly. Go figure, huh?

In any case, wish I could get results like this.



This was done with a stack of 240 zoom mode video frames on a 5D2.
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