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    Default How-To Movie: Creating a time-lapse of Jupiter



    Last year, just before opposition, there was a really good, still, clear evening during which I managed to image Jupiter. I decided at the time to attempt to create a time-lapse movie of the planet turning and document the process so that others could learn how to do something similar.

    I've no idea as to how to embed video on here so here is the URL:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9SROEO09HM"]Creating a Jupiter Time Lapse - YouTube[/ame]

    I hope someone finds it useful.
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    Great tutorial with lots of useful info. However if I could make a small recommendation, when you text on the screen leave it up long enough to read it all. I had to pause for most of the text breaks.

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    Great instructions that even *I* can understand

    Questiion: How many of these videos (processed into single clean images) do you need to make a timelapse at the end?

    My guess is this: 5 minutes per image x 30 fps = 2.5 hours of shooting time to get 1 second of timelapse animation -- so you would have to do an 'all nighter' to get sufficient images for a reasonable timelapse duration (?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by killersheep View Post
    Great tutorial with lots of useful info. However if I could make a small recommendation, when you text on the screen leave it up long enough to read it all. I had to pause for most of the text breaks.
    Having re-viewed the video last night I thought the same. I'll look into redoing the video this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darethehair View Post
    Great instructions that even *I* can understand

    Questiion: How many of these videos (processed into single clean images) do you need to make a timelapse at the end?

    My guess is this: 5 minutes per image x 30 fps = 2.5 hours of shooting time to get 1 second of timelapse animation -- so you would have to do an 'all nighter' to get sufficient images for a reasonable timelapse duration (?).
    Yes, its a laborious process, as is any animation. However, you don't need to create the time-lapse animation at the full 30fps, you can slow it down to 15fps or less.
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    Right, I've re-created the video. Here's the new version:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9SROEO09HM"]Creating a Jupiter Time Lapse - YouTube[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen_Usher View Post
    Right, I've re-created the video. Here's the new version:

    Creating a Jupiter Time Lapse - YouTube
    Perfect, well done!

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    A nice tutorial, you make it seem so easy. Thanks!
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