As you probably remember, I’ve started this project with a dronelapse – DroneLapse [1 of 52 Timelapse Project]. I wanted to try a different drone timelapse, so here’s one… pretty similar to the first one 😉 Below the video you can find some explanation.
Drone timelapses are really popular lately. I wanted to do a real aerial timelapse, with still pictures – even JPGs. Unfortunately, it seems I don’t have luck with dronelapses. My best shots are ‘just’ speeded up video 😉
When it comes to aerial timelapses, there is a problem with fast moving cars. I shoot JPGs manually (I push the button manually ;)) with interval about 2 seconds, which is still too fast for fast cars. Of course, it’s not that easy to shoot long exposure with a drone in daylight, so I wanted to add motion blur in post, just like in the winter shot. 2 seconds between pictures was so much time, that there wasn’t enough data (each car moves too far between pictures) for the Pixel Motion Blur effect to work well. And by work well, I mean the satysfying end result 😉
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So, in this shot I used Waypoints just like in the previous one. I flew about 7 km/h (4.3 mph). There wasn’t much wind, so Warp Stabilizer did good work with this shot 🙂 Final shot is speeded up about 10 times, it’s equivalent of about 0.5″ interval. Of course I’ve added motion blur in post to make it smoother 😉
I hope you don’t mind that it’s not something totaly new this week. This project is about tries and errors, and sometimes it has to be like this 😉
Also, I’ve got a small announcement for you: I would probably change the publication day of this project for Wednesday, so maybe you’ll see my another shot in 3 days 😉 We will see. See you next week!